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Logan Square's Analogue Is Losing Its Co-Founders And Chef

By Stephen Gossett in Food on May 25, 2016 6:03PM

(Fried Chicken Sandwich courtesy of Analogue)

Chicago isn't exactly bursting with quality Cajun food options—and now perhaps the best destination in the city has taken a major hit. Analogue founders Robert Haynes and Henry Prendergast will no longer handle restaurant operations at the celebrated Southern-inspired spot, Eater reports. Chef Alfredo Nogueira is also departing.

The Logan Square restaurant and cocktail bar has been a neighborhood favorite and critical darling since it debuted in 2013. It drew initial accolades thanks to generously bittered cocktails. (Haynes and Prendergast previously directed Violet Hour.) But their New Orleans-flavored brunch and dinner menus garnered widespread accolades, too, with beignets, “Scott eggs” and fried chicken sandwich among the standout dishes.

Current sous chef Danny Kaplan will take over as executive chef this week, and Nogueira plans to visit his hometown New Orleans before plotting his next move, according to DNAinfo.

We reached out to Analogue about the departures and will update this post as more information becomes available.