Press / Media / Clippings

Collected here are highlights of recent reviews, articles, and TV segments about Found Kitchen 

March 1, 2018:  Make It Better: 6 Chicago Restaurants Making 2018 The Year of the Vegetable

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February 26, 2018:  Chicago Now: What Pairs Well with Rocquefort

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February 2018:  NS Magazine: Snapshots from 5th Anniversary Party at Found

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January 11, 2018:  Michigan Avenue Magazine: Why Chicago’s Dining Scene Has Never Been Sexier

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January 4, 2018:  Chicago Tribune: 13 Bars Serving Dry January
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December 15, 2017 Amy Appears on Sirott and Murciano 

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December 15, 2017 Thrillist: The Best Suburbs in America for People Who Love Food

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December 12, 2017 Make It Better: The Best Restaurants on the North Shore

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Fall 2017 The Morton Steak House Legacy Reimagined in Two Unique Venues 

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2017 Eater Chicago: 25 Great Chicago Suburban Restaurants 2017 Edition

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Summer 2017 Evanston Woman: Amy Morton–The Real Deal

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Summer 2017 Evanston: Paradise Found

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September 24, 2015 The Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Chicago


August 31, 2015 Where to Eat and Drink in Evanston


July 27, 2015 Make It Better Best Of Award for Hippest Restaurant on the North Shore



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July 17, 2015 National Caviar Day Indulgences for Every Budget


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June 15, 2015  Must-Order Kale Salads from Coast to Coast

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June 12, 2015 62 Great Outdoor Dining Spots in Chicago and Suburbs

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May, 11, 2015 9 Most Gorgeous Restaurants in Chicago

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May, 5, 2015 Chef Nicole Pederson Crowned Princess of Porc




April 27, 2015 Eater Chicago Announces Chef Nicole Pederson as the Princess of Porc

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April 2, 2015 Eater Chicago Announces Cochon 555 Lineup

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January 29, 2015 Zagat 2015 Review


January 20, 2015 Dawn’s Dish: Found Kitchen and Social House

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October 1, 2014 Eater names Found one of the top suburban restaurants in the Chicago area…

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September 17, 2014 Fox 32 Follows Chef Nicole and other Chicago chefs to Spence Farms to learn more about sustainable sourcing…

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September 15, 2014 Plate Magazine names Chef Nicole Pederson one of their “30 Chefs to Watch”

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August 26, 2014 Wine Spectator Cooks Grilled Pork Chops with Peaches and Green Harissa at Home with Chef Nicole Pederson… - 08262014

August 25, 2014 Zagat Features Found as one of the 10 Hottest Restaurants in Evanston… - 08252014

August 7, 2014 Crain’s Chicago Business discusses the Brooklyn-ization of Evanston with thoughts from Amy… - 08072014


July 2014 NS Modern Luxury Magazine names Found’s beautiful flatbreads as one of “50 Must-Try Tastes” in their 2014 Dining Issue…

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June 30, 2014 Cocktail Enthusiast shares Found’s recipe for the infamous storybook-inspired libation, The Old Man and the Sea… - 06302014

June 24, 2014 PureWow gives eclectic furniture enthusiasts a preview of the unique pieces they’ll find at Found’s ongoing Furniture Sale in a story about “dining with a side of design therapy”…

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June 2014 Found’s Kale & Mushroom Sandwich is named Restaurant Hospitality’s “2014 Best Vegetarian Sandwich in America”…


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May 15, 2014 Food & Wine editor Emily Kaiser Thelin pays tribute to Amy Morton, Nicole Pederson, and Found in a moving feature about the team’s “Do-Good” mission… 


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April 22, 2014 The Huffington Post editor Joseph Erbentraut takes some time out of his day to learn why Owner Amy Morton “Gave It All Up To Find Happiness”… EDIT - 04222014


April 3, 2014 Owner Amy Morton sits down with Chicago Tribune editor Nancy Maes, and shares how Found’s menu and setting influence the restaurant’s soundtrack…
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March 24, 2014 Chef Nicole Pederson visits Windy City LIVE to demo some of her favorite new spring dishes and talk about her Food & Wine nomination… 
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March 24, 2014 Chef Nicole Pederson is chosen as one of Food & Wine magazine’s “People’s Best New Chef” in the Great Lakes category - 03242014
February 13, 2014 Best new restaurants 2014: Found Kitchen & Social House…
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February 13, 2014 Chicago Tribune Dining Critic Phil Vettel “deconstructs” Found’s special Valentine’s Day menu featuring quotes from history’s greatest love stories….
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February 2014 “His and Her Date Night Outfits” modeled by the Found team for Make It Better; just in time for Valentine’s Day… 
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January 9, 2014 Found is praised by Phil Vettel in the 2014 Dining Awards: “Undoubtedly hip, Found also proved to be a restaurant with a soul…”
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December 12, 2013 Found’s popular lamb meatballs make Time Out Chicago’s list of “100 Best Things We Ate and Drank This Year.” - 12132013
November 18, 2013 Crain’s Chicago Business calls a dining experience at Found “casual-hip with a business-class upgrade for originality, comfort, food and conscientious service.” 
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November 2013 Michigan Avenue magazine reviews Found, calling us a “stunning success as both a restaurant and agent of social change.
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October 2013 Proprietor Amy Morton shares “10 Thoughts” about the biz with Restaurant Hospitality magazine…
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October 10, 2013 ‘Tis the season from fall ingredients, like tart fresh apples. Chef Nicole shares her popular apple salad with the Chicago Tribune…
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September 15, 2013 Chef Nicole Pederson demos her James Beard Foundation Taste America dish on ABC 7 Weekend News 
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September 2013 Insider’s Guide: Collegiate Neighborhoods 101
by Amber GibsonDo date night right…
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August 2013 13 Best New Restaurants in ChicagoWhen you walk through the door, you’ll feel as if you’re stepping into someone’s home…

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August 2013 Pederson has Found her Calling
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July 2013 50 Must Try Tastes
by Elaine Dormus Found Kitchen & Social House’s lamb meatballs with pistachio chimichurri and yogurt will guarantee you’ll never go vegan…
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June 2013 Best Everything: Found
by Sam WorleyI’ll confess there’s little in the midwest I hold in higher regard than restaurateur Amy Morton’s Found Kitchen & Social House, which provides at least three entries on the short list of reasons to get on the Purple Line
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June 2013 Eveything Evanston: Find Found 
by Wendi Kromash
Found is a culinary pleasure.  We loved each of the dishes we ordered and felt comfortable dining in its ambiance…
June 2013 Time Out Chicago: 20 New Patios and Restaurant Gardens for Outdoor Dining 
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May 2013 Restaurant Report: Found in Evanston, Ill.
by Ceil Miller Bouchet
Found Kitchen and Social House, a thoughtfully conceived storefront featuring succulent local fare in a decidedly urban, brick-and-candlelight environment that fuels perhaps the brightest dinner party vibe between Chicago and Milwaukee…
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May 2013 2013 Best New Restaurants– #3: FOUND
by Jeff Ruby
Found already has the kind of enthusiastic menu and following that any restaurant would kill for. Chances are, once you get a seat, you won’t leave either…
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April 2013
Review: A Real Find
by Phil Vettel
You will have to wait for a seat, but Found Kitchen justifies the delay…
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April 2013 Found to Launch “All-Day” Weekend Service and “Alfresco Living Room”
by Mike Gebert
Many places that are a tough dinner spot are easier for lunch (or late lunch)… and Found is about to be one of them…

April 2013 Asian chicken wing smackdown!
by Heather Shouse
It’s old school versus new school…
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April 2013 The Hot List
by Penny Pollack and Jeff Ruby
10 Places Everyone’s Talking about and Dining at in April (in Order of Heat)…
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March 2013 Ask a Bartender: What’s Your Dream Bar Like?
by Carey Jones
We asked 24 bartenders about their dream bars—here are their wide-ranging responses… - 03202013

March 2013 The Eater Chicago Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now
by Daniel Gerzina
Word of mouth continues to grow for Amy Morton and Nicole Pederson’s Evanston gem… Heat Map newsletter - 030713

March 2013
Found Kitchen and Social House Review: How Could You Not Love This Place?
by Jeff Ruby
A member of Chicago’s first restaurant family returns with a fantastic, stylish Evanston bistro…

March 2013 Gayot Review: Found Kitchen and Social House
by Becky Sauers
Owner Amy Morton and executive chef Nicole Pederson (C-House) have a hit on their hands with this funky, welcoming spot…

March 2013 Neighborhood Watch: Evanston
by Heather Sperling
We went to investigate the city’s most recent additions; they’re well worth the trip…
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March 2013 2012 Editor’s Picks for the 8th Annual “Best Of” Awards
by Selena Fragassi
“Wo(man) on a Mission” Award Winner: Amy Morton, Found Kitchen & Social House…
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February 2013 Setting the Scene for Love
by Jennifer Olvera
There are expectations and presents. Cupids and hearts. To make matters worse, Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday this year. In other words, what you come up with had better be good…
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February 2013 Happiness is FOUND in Evanston
by Julie Chernoff
You know when you see a really good movie or read a terrific book, and you can’t wait to share the experience with everyone? That’s how I feel about memorable restaurant experiences…
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February 2013 ABC’s 190 North: Found
by Eva Saha
Eva Saha got lost in Found, a new Evanston hot spot offering incredible food and tasty drinks in a unique ambiance…

February 2013
The bar chart: our heated assessment of where to drink this week
by David Tamarkin
Between the new cocktails here and Ward Eight, Evanston’s drinking better than ever…
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February 2013 Table Hopping: Food and mood for thought at Found
by Lee Litas
If you’ve been searching for place to call your neighborhood hangout, look no further, it’s Found…

February 2013 The Best Thing We Drank Last Night: Last Word at Found
by Sarah Freeman
Recently opened Found in Evanston not only has a menu of creative concoctions, but the perfect atmosphere to enjoy them in… - 02222013

January 2013 Most Creative Cocktails in Chicago
by Elizabeth SanFilipo
If you’re throwing a party — or just want to try something different — make a cocktail that’s sure to impress your friends…

January 2013 Get Lost at Found: A New Restaurant in a Chicago Suburb
by Laura Pelner
Inspired by the spirited atmosphere of Bohemian Paris in the 1920s, Found Kitchen and Social House is a rustic New American respite in Evanston, Illinois…
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January 2013 Day Pass: 10 Things to do in Evanston
by Rebecca Taras
After a long day on your feet, settle in for a leisurely dinner at one of Evanston’s hottest new restaurants, Found Kitchen & Social House…
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January 2013 Found Launches Jan Henrichsen’s Beverage Menu
by Daniel Gerzina
On the job less than two months as beverage director, Jan Henrichsen has completely revamped the beverage program at Found…

January 2013 Deep Dish: January/February
by Valerie Gladstone
Restaurateur Amy Morton and exec chef Nicole Pederson partnered to establish Found…
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December 2012 Hungry Hound: Evanston restaurant aims for big flavor and rustic feel
by Steve Dolinsky
There is a new option in the heart of downtown Evanston that raises the bar. The food and atmosphere at new restaurant Found reflect a conscious philosophy…

December 2012logo_TimeOutChicago Found | Restaurant review
by Julia Kramer
Amy Morton gives Evanston the restaurant it’s been searching for…

December 2012 Huffington Post: Revenge of the Brussels Sprouts
by Anneli Rufus
I resolved to scour the nation for other Brusselicious, sproutastic splendors — and to interview chefs about them…

December 2012 People Profile: Amy Morton
by Selena Fragassi
As Amy Morton talks about her father, Arnie (proprietor of the famed Morton’s Steakhouse), she gets a bit choked up…
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November 2012 Seeking locally sourced eats with side of compassion? Found
by Natalie Hayes
When Evanston restaurateur Amy Morton decided to launch Found, she envisioned a business plan that would center on her passion for giving back to the local homeless community…

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5 Questions for New Found Chef Nicole Pederson
by Penny Pollack
After stints at Lula and C-House, her latest gig is at Amy Morton’s Evanston restaurant…
Chicago Mag - November 2012

November 2012 Found: Oyster Tacos and Pumpkin Sundaes in Evanston
by Chris LaMorte
We listened to our gut. And our gut says you’re going to be very happy tonight. Yes, a place serving fried-oyster tacos is about to open. Welcome to Found, a well-appointed salon of good food and strong cocktails in Evanston, opening this afternoon…

October 2012 Amy Morton, scion of the steakhouse king, has found her restaurant calling in Evanston
by Shia Kapos
Restaurateur Amy Morton, the daughter of famed steakhouse-owner Arnie Morton and sister of DMK Burger Bar owner David Morton, is returning to the family business…

October 2012 Found restaurant unveils opening menu
by Julia Kramer
Chicken-liver mousse with bacon marmalade. Fried oyster tacos. A French dip sandwich. I knew there was good reason to be excited when restaurateur Amy Morton brought on the very talented Nicole Pederson, formerly of Lula Cafe and C-House, to helm her forthcoming restaurant, Found…
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October 2012 The Offal Truth About Animal Parts
by Phil Vettel
Unusual animal organs are winning customers’ minds and hearts…
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September 2012 Fall Preview: 10 New Venues for Events and Meetings Opening in Chicago
by Jenny Berg

Here’s a preview of the hotels, restaurants, bars, lounges, and other spaces the city will be buzzing about this season… - 09112012

August 2012 Nicole Pederson Leaves C-House for New Amy Morton Project in Evanston
by Ari Bendersky
“At the core my food will always come from my Midwestern past and growing up, but I’m a Francophile deep down inside,” Pederson said…

August 2012 Dish Flash: 6 Questions for Amy Morton
by Penny Pollack and Graham Meyer
Dish: Why did you decide to call your new place Found? Amy Morton: Anything else felt like we were making up a name to make up a name… - 08012012