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First Bites: Nightwood

By Chuck Sudo in Food on May 27, 2009 3:20PM

News that Nightwood (2119 S. Halsted, 312-526-3385) opened last night spread like widlfire throughout twitter feeds and other blogs almost as soon as Jason Hammel announced it on his Facebook page. Since it's only a bridge over the south fork of the Chicago River away from home, we decided to check it out.

To review Nightwood after one night would be a disservice to Hammel and wife Amalea Tshilds, Executive Chef Jason Vincent and the humping-to-please staff we encountered last night. (Although it didn't stop Brian B. on Yelp, who apparently gave Nightwood a four-star rating based on TOC's preview without even visiting). We'll have a full-on review after a few more visits. But the Chicagoist food and drink staff have had cameras at the ready lately, so we took photos of some of the dishes we sampled. Enjoy.

For more Nightwood mania, Michael Nagrant sat down for a podcast with Hammel a few weeks back. It's now up at Hungry Mag.