Monday, May 6, 2013
The American bistro opened its street side café this weekend.
Now that the weather’s finally warmed up it’s time to eat out and sit outside! Evanston’s Found, an American bistro, opened its street side café for the first time this weekend. The new alfresco dining section is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. Found, which features items such as fried oyster tacos with bacon and tomatillos, was recently listed among Chicago Magazine’s 2013 Best New Restaurants. Amy Morton, a longtime Chicago restaurateur and Evanston resident who opened the restaurant at 1631 Chicago Ave., says her vision for the space was “Gertrude Stein salon of 1920s Paris meets Jack Kerouac in my living room.” Chef Nicole Pederson, who has worked at Logan Square’s Lula Café and most recently at C-House in …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The American bistro was named one of Chicago Magazine’s best new restaurants of the year.
Evanston’s Found has been named one of Chicago Magazine’s 2013 Best New Restaurants—the magazine says the American bistro “has the kind of enthusiastic menu and following that any restaurant would kill for.” Take a peek at the food (warning, it might leave you hungry). The menu features items such as fried oyster tacos with bacon and tomatillos, chicken liver mousse with bacon marmalade and toast. Amy Morton, a longtime Chicago restaurateur and Evanston resident who opened the restaurant at 1631 Chicago Ave. says her vision for the space was “Gertrude Stein salon of 1920s Paris meets Jack Kerouac in my living room.” Chef Nicole Pederson, who has worked at Logan Square’s Lula Café and most recently at C-House in downtown Chicago, …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The River North 'craft tavern' plans to open an Evanston restaurant in May.
Farmhouse, a farm-to-table-style restaurant in Chicago's River North neighborhood, is planning to open an Evanston branch of the restaurant in May, the restaurant said on Twitter. "Our first Tweet for Farmhouse Evanston..lots to come. OPening in May hopefully!" the Tweet says. The restaurant specializes in Midwestern food, beer and wine. It was recently included in the prestigious 2013 Michelin Guide Chicago, according to the restaurant's website. Related: "Pop-Up" Restaurant Concept Slated For Chicago Avenue The Evanston restaurant will move into 703 Church St., according to Crain's Chicago Business. On its website, Farmhouse describes itself as: "a Midwestern Craft Tavern specializing in local food and drink. We are a farm to tavern …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Four local journalists talk about the latest news in Evanston on the ECTV show "The Reporters." Discussion includes new restaurants, development on Howard Street and the demolition of a downtown building.
Watch this video to see a clip from the ECTV show "The Reporters," where four local journalists talk about the latest news in Evanston. That includes the opening of Chicken and Waffles in the next few weeks on Dempster Street, the crowds at the new Found Kitchen downtown and a restaurant that never materialized--Felony Frank's. It also includes discussion of development on Howard Street, where the Ward Eight Wine Bar recently opened and a theater is under consideration, as well as discussion of 1515 Chicago Ave. The building was demolished earlier this month while the owners seek a new tenant. Evanston Review's Bob Seidenberg moderates, with panelists Bill Smith of Evanston Now, Shawn Jones of the Evanston Roundtable and Jenny Fisher of …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Stories about Bop ‘N Grill closing, Found Kitchen opening and a new music venue called 27 Live were among the most read business stories of 2012.
Between Trader Joe’s coming to Chicago Avenue and Found Kitchen opening in downtown Evanston, food-related business stories were among the most popular in Evanston. Take a look at the top-most read business stories of 2012 to catch up on some of the biggest developments in Evanston. 1. Bop 'N Grill To Get Spotlight on Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives Guy Fieri, host of Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives, visited the restaurant’s Rogers Park location in March. The episode on the Korean hamburger eatery aired a few months later. 2. Cross-Rhodes Restaurant Mourns Owner’s Death Cross-Rhodes founder and longtime Evanston resident Jeff Russell passed away in September. His daughter, Maria, who owns the restaurant, continues to serve up Greek food at the …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Patch got a sneak peek at some of the dishes on the menu at Found, a new restaurant opening up at 1631 Chicago Ave.
Opening up this fall in downtown Evanston, Found Restaurant will combine vintage furniture with locally sourced food in an atmosphere its owner describes as "Gertrude Stein salon of 1920s Paris meets Jack Kerouac in my living room.” So what's on the menu at 1631 Chicago Ave., the former site of Gio? Patch got a sneak peek at some of the dishes Chef Nicole Pederson will serve during a preview event this Thursday. Want to find out more about Found? Check out our story on Pederson and owner Amy Morton, a Chicago restauranteur who decided to open her next restaurant in the community where she lives.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Chicago restaurateur Amy Morton returns to the restaurant scene after a 10-year hiatus with a new spot opening this fall at 1631 Chicago Ave. in Evanston, the former location of Gio.
Earlier this summer, a giant quote from Rudyard Kipling appeared on a boarded-up storefront in downtown Evanston. “I’ve taken my fun where I’ve found it,” read the sign’s scrawled white letters. The spray-painted saying was the work of Amy Morton, a longtime Chicago restaurateur and Evanston resident who is opening the restaurant Found at 1631 Chicago Ave. this fall. Want to stay up to date on the latest restaurant news in Evanston? Sign up for our free newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox. Morton took the sign down at the request of city officials, and while she doesn’t want to offend, she says the fact that it got noticed was also sort of the point. She planned to post a new quote every few days as the restaurant took shape, …
Monday, August 27, 2012
New restaurant and bar The Alcove and a bakery selling Haitian pastries opened for business this summer, while a restaurant called Found undergoes renovations on Chicago Avenue.
The food industry appears to be booming in Evanston this summer. We've rounded up the latest business openings, closings and relocations for our newest column, Comings & Goings, which chronicles the business scene in Evanston. Found Restaurant Appears On Chicago Chicago restauranteur Amy Morton is behind the new restaurant going in at 1631 Chicago Ave. "We find ourselves, we find our food and we find our furniture," Morton told Patch before heading to Indiana to track down a set of vintage chairs for the location. Including those seats, the decor will be a mix of 1920s and 1950s finds, Morton has told Chicago Magazine, while the food will be "super-local." Terra American Bistro Seats Diners On Green Bay Located at 2676 Green Bay Road, …