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Publican Chef Brian Huston Part of Team Planning Evanston Restaurant

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Publican chef de cuisine Brian Huston is preparing to simultaneously branch out on his own and go back to his roots. Huston, who has helmed the kitchen of One Off Hospitality's signature Fulton Market beer and food establishment since its 2008 opening, is opening Boltwood in his hometown of Evanston with his brother Brady and Evanston coffee house owner John Kim. Taking over the location of the shuttered Evanston staple Lulu's, the team is hoping it will be up and running in May.

First reported by Patch, The Boltwood team released some preliminary details in a statement, describing the restaurant as a "new-American restaurant with an ever-changing and locally-sourced menu that is both adventurous and approachable"; the restaurant will serve lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. They named it after the freshman wing of Evanston Township High School. Kara Mann is helming the design.

Huston will vacate his post at Publican when Boltwood is ready to open, and says he will "go out in a blaze of glory" until that day. Huston heaps tons of praise on One Off Hospitality, calling his upcoming hometown restaurant "a dream come true" that he "wouldn't have made happen if it wasn't for them."

Check back for much more information when it becomes available.
· Publican Chef, Brothers K Owner Opening New Restaurant in Evanston [Patch]
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