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Amy Morton Working on New Mediterranean Concept

Before David Morton even thought about taking over Pompei or opening DMK, his sister oldest had opened, and closed, Mirador and Blue Room, where Kamehachi now lives in Old Town. But after having three kids, Amy Morton has the itch to get back into the family business: She's opening a new restaurant.

With a working name of Found Kitchen and Lounge, the space, likely in Andersonville, will feature all reclaimed materials and the menu will focus on affordable Mediterranean-inspired shareable plates. Everything will be under $20 and will get back to the basics. It sounds like it'll be wholesome, rustic food and the word "fussy" will be nowhere near the menu.

Found will also have a philanthropic angle, inspired by Jamie Oliver. Morton plans to work with groups like Uptown's Inspiration Cafe to give people who may be down on their luck a second chance. Considering her blood line (her father was the famous steakhouse restaurateur Arnie Morton of Morton's fame), we're sure this place will get plenty of attention.
· On the Table: Found Kitchen & Lounge [TOC]

Amy Morton's brother, David, owns DMK Burger Bar. Food is in the family. [Photo: Zagat]

DMK Burger Bar

2954 North Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657