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Monday, January 7, 2013

Found Kitchen of Evanston makes Chicago Magazine Hot List

Congratulations to the owners of Evanston's new restaurant Found!

The Hot List: 10 places everyone’s talking about and dining at in January in order of heat

FOUND A 1920s salon? A 1950s beatnik lounge? Amy Morton’s living room? Found is all of these, plus fried oyster tacos with bacon. 1631 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 847-868-8945

Click here to see the list!

Visit Found online at

P.S. Although this was announced on the Found Tumblr page in December, I took a long break from my blog and am just now coming back to life. You'll notice I've yet to event eat at Found, so when I add it to my favorite place to eat in Evanston, you'll know why! Food review coming!

Here's the beginning of a great review by Chicago Reader's Sam Worley;

Even for somebody who lives in Rogers Park, Evanston can seem a bit far afield—away from the city's nexus of nightlife, and particularly remote from the restaurant scenesters who cure their pork belly in the environs of Fulton Market, Randolph Row, and River North. So I don't know what I was expecting on a recent visit to the new Chicago Avenue (that'd be the other Chicago Avenue) restaurant Found Kitchen & Social House, which comes from chef Nicole Pederson, who most recently oversaw the kitchen at C-House, and restaurateur Amy Morton. It may not have been this: a lively, happy crowd; people at every mismatched set of table and chairs; and a 45-minute wait. Or this: a dining room so haphazardly arranged and yet so inviting that you'd be tempted to wait out those 45 minutes no matter how crowded the circumstances—because, also, did you get a look at that menu? Have you seen those bottles of bourbon behind the bar?

Click here to read the full review.


Thank you for reading my blog Evanston Newbie, a blog devoted to covering my family's move from El Paso, TX, to Evanston, IL, in 2011. We arrived in June 2011 and several people have pointed out that I am no longer a "newbie" and should start some other blog. But I disagree and want to keep the "newbie" status for a while longer, maybe five years and for several reasons. #1 - there are many Evanston families who have lived here for generations since the town incorporated in the late 1800s, so in comparison to them, I am very much a "newbie". #2 - I firmly believe this blog is a good branding tool for the city of Evanston and it's the least I can do to thank our new town for being so AWESOME! If you have any questions or need to get in touch with my about this blog, Evanston, or anything else you can email me at Thank you for reading and have an awesome 2013.

1 comment:

  1. I'm new to Evanston too, and I LOVE Found, love the cocktails, the brick wall, the brussel sprouts, all of it! I'm glad to see this new restaurant getting so much public praise. Thanks for posting this.