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Twain - Creative Midwest Comfort Food in Logan Square

Twain - Creative Midwest Comfort Food in Logan Square
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  • Twain - Creative Midwest Comfort Food in Logan Square

    Post #1 - November 13th, 2018, 8:42 pm
    Post #1 - November 13th, 2018, 8:42 pm Post #1 - November 13th, 2018, 8:42 pm
    Some restaurants in Chicago just don't get much hype, and fly under the radar. Twain, from chef-owner Tim Graham and his sommelier-owner wife Rebekah, which opened a few months ago, is one of them. (So is his previous place, Travelle, in the Langham Hotel.) I thought Twain was very good, and worth a visit. With pictures, of course.

    Corn Sticks - Corn Bread, Green Pepper Jelly, Honey Butter (there were two pieces but I ate one before snapping this shot)
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    Ants On A log - Celery, Duck Liver Peanut Butter Mousse, Bourbon Cherries
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    Virginia Spoon Bread - Cider Glazed Pork Shoulder, Pickled Onions
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    Brock’s Fried Green Pepper Rings - Powdered Sugar (these were great - and not overly sweet, despite the dusting of sugar)
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    Fresh Catch - Fried Lake Ontario Perch dredged with Cornmeal, Crispy Potatos, Cole Slaw, Lemon
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    Surf and Turf - Meat Loaf, Unagi, Nori Crusted Onion Rings, Red Miso Mash Potato
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    Here's the outside:
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    I also delight in an unusual restaurant décor, and Twain was terrific, from the flannel childlike scenes on the wall...
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    ...to the fixtures in the loo:
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    Twain
    2445 N. Milwaukee Avenue,
    Chicago, IL 60647
    (773) 697-8463
  • Post #2 - November 13th, 2018, 9:54 pm
    Post #2 - November 13th, 2018, 9:54 pm Post #2 - November 13th, 2018, 9:54 pm
    We have had two meals there, and both were quite good (the first excellent enough to send us back, which is saying something!). It's a nice combination of classics and ingenuity, and the owners are really nice (though we had some service blips both visits). We will go again.
  • Post #3 - November 14th, 2018, 10:42 am
    Post #3 - November 14th, 2018, 10:42 am Post #3 - November 14th, 2018, 10:42 am
    We met a big group at Twain about 3 or 4 weeks ago and it was really wonderful. I had the Chicken and Dumplings, which came in their own little casserole dish and were truly one of the best things I had eaten in months. Sumptuous creamy broth, tender chicken, big carrots and fluffy dumplings that just melted on your tongue. It was a coldish night and the perfect thing to eat. We also tried one of their breads, which was fine although not memorable because I can't remember it <grin> and my husband had the Fried Perch, which he liked but I thought the crispy potatoes that went with it were really notable.

    We will undoubtedly go again. Definitely worth a repeat visit.

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