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City of Evanston Shuts Down Under the Table

Nascent pop-up restaurant Under the Table was shut down last week by the city of Evanston for not having a food establishment license. Owner Max Mora states that Under the Table is sold out for the next three weeks, and is still unsure as to how this will affect those upcoming weekend brunches and dinners.

Carl Caneva, the assistant director for Evanston's Health Department, commented on the matter, stating, "the main issue that caused Under the Table to receive a Cease and Desist Order was the lack of obtaining a food establishment license from the City of Evanston's Health Department which is required prior to opening."

Mora, who is working with the city to rectify the matter, stated that they have put in an offer to pop-up at the former Chizakaya space in Lakeview. They have also considered holding the dinners at "random locations," but refuse to take a step backwards and return to Company, the previous location for their dinners.

In the meantime, chef Marcus Townsend (as seen in the pic on the right) is preparing for a November 23 dinner to benefit Y.O.U., a charity to help at risk youth, at Brunch. For tickets click here.

UPDATE: Mora says that they have found a new space, stating "the only way to find out (where it is) is to buy a ticket."
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· Under the Table [Official Site]


3056 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 697-4725 Visit Website

Under the Table

940 Pitner Avenue, Evanston, IL