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  • At former Publican chef de cuisine Brian Huston's vigorously market-driven restaurant in downtown Evanston you might start with a dish of Castelvetrano olives and pickled peppers, or mixed nuts, or toast mounted with, say, lightly smoked sable, house-made ricotta, bright fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and sweet Tropea onions. Huston is relying on superior products, simply prepared. It's an MO that rarely fails. Tart plums and sticks of crunchy kohlrabi nicely counter the richness and sweetness of…  read full review »

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