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Must menu choices be so difficult?
A year or so ago, not long before chef Ryan McCaskey opened Acadia in the South Loop, he began thinking about what his soon-to-be restaurant might serve at brunch. A lifelong Deadhead, he was traveling around the country, following what remains of the Grateful Dead, eating far more breakfasts and brunches than he typically does as a workaday Chicago chef: "I guess I had never thought much about how regional breakfast can be — how in the South, you'll find lots of sweets, biscuits in the morning, then in San Francisco, things get ultra-handmade and inventive, lots of pastries. I ate this blueberry muffin that probably weighed like 2 pounds."
April 18, 2013