May was quite a month for Grant Achatz. His Chicago restaurant Alinea came in at No. 7 on The Restaurant magazine's list of the Top 50 restaurants in the world, making it the highest-ranking restaurant in North America. Next, Alinea won a 2010 James Beard Award for outstanding service, the fifth Beard Award either Achatz or his restaurant has received. Best of all, there's no sign of recurrence of the tongue cancer that threated his livelihood and life in 2007. Time to kick back and enjoy ...

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