If humankind never learned to play with its food, it would never have learned to play with its ingredients, and the world would be one bereft bowl of gruel. Taste the fruits of culinary creativity with today's Groupon for upscale, eclectic cuisine at (k)new in Logan Square. Chef Omar Rodriguez and his wife, former owners of Think, have opened a charming new BYOB that boasts a menu brimming with gourmet delights. Specialties include a rack of venison simmered in a red wine fig reduction with a side of mashed sweet potatoes ($32). Or, treat a hardworking palate to a duck breast drizzled with lemon chili oil ($19). Dessert offerings change daily, but keep your taste buds on the lookout for Chef Omar’s signature dish, a buttery pound cake folded with white and dark chocolate mousse and recently declassified state secrets, served with a fresh apricot puree.
- Chef Omar Rodriguez's menu revolves around free-range and organic meats like buffalo, venison and duck, and he has a range of tasty smaller plates like the potato nest with smoked salmon, horseradish creme fraiche and black caviar. – Bravo TV
- The food is flavorful, service was good and the place was quiet so it's good for having a conversation. - Elizabeth V., Yelp