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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Monday, July 4

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Next time you end up at Potbelly's, surrounded by hollering staff and patrons, you can think to yourself, "Well, if it's good enough for Grant..." That's right, in a Best Life magazine feature about famous chefs' favorite downmarket indulgences, Alinea wunderkind Grant Achatz gushes over the Wreck's meat, cheese, toppings and "tasty bun." (A four dollar sandwich is probably about as close as you're going to get to Achatz's dining out routine -- when asked about his upmarket favorite, he lists some restaurant in Spain with a 35-course tasting menu. Good luck getting there and back on your lunch hour.)

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