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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Nick Kokonas  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Other

Born: 1968 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Nick is a life long Chicagoan, who currently lives in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kokonas met Achatz shortly before retiring from a lucrative ten-year run as an independent derivatives trader; he was a customer—at Trio, the four-star Evanston restaurant and precursor to Alinea—who became a fan and ultimately a steakholder and writing partner to Grant Achatz.

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