It's a restaurant already familiar with Halloween trickery; last year, Chicago's Real Kitchen restaurant dressed up as Alinea. (Touche, friends.) Back for a second go-round, Real Kitchen decided to spoof once again and dressed up as "that trendy restaurant that just opened."
Once a year, the James Beard Foundation gets off its mighty throne of pearl, throws on rough spun peasant clothes made of sack-cloth, and visits everyday, classic, mom-and-pop restaurants all across America. Then, once back in their palatial Greenwich townhouse, they choose five with the winningest humble fare and Real American-ness for an America’s Classics award. It’s almost like how the Pope brings five homeless people to the Vatican to wash their feet every Palm Thursday, except in this case, the following restaurants (and their owners) will receive shiny gold medals.