The furniture doesn't match and the decor is vintage eclectic, but the food at Found will please anyone's taste.
Found Kitchen and Social House, a new Evanston hotspot, focuses on locally sourced food and a true sense of community, which is reflected both on the menu and by the service.
We ventured up to Found on the Purple Line on a cold, rainy day and were met with the warmest atmosphere. Both our hostess and waiter treated us like regulars even though it was our first visit, and the owner, Amy Morton, floated from table to table making sure everyone was comfortable.
We started with the Chef's Board, a selection of meats, cheeses and veggies. We let the waiter make our choices for us and were practically scraping the sweet potato puree out of the jar by the end.
The flatbread with seasonal veggies looked just as good as it tasted. We also ordered the polenta, which was delicious, but I would have loved a few more almonds mixed in for crunch.
Although I am a vegetarian, I was told there are plenty of meat dishes on the menu that come highly recommended.
Our cocktails were also delicious. Each of our drinks tasted like it was crafted just for us on that particular evening. And once again, Found stays local by sourcing their alcohol from nearby distilleries and breweries.
The menu and atmosphere at Found are anything but typical. Come with an empty stomach and an open mind, and you'll have a great night.
Alaina is the digital content editor at Chicago Parent. She lives in Chicago.
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