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Found Kitchen and Social House
Is it a dining room or a furniture showroom?
Neil Burger

Amy Morton, the owner of Evanston’s boho-chic, New American restaurant Found, knows a thing or two about creating a vibe. After all, her dad is the legendary Arnie Morton of Morton’s The Steakhouse.

Found has been serving up rustic American food like fried butterball-potato salad and charred beet salad since 2012, but Morton has recently taken on a new entrepreneurial endeavor: After some of her regulars became so enamored with the vintage furniture and accent pieces that give the place its homey, offbeat charm, she decided to offer said pieces for sale. Seriously. You can go for a banana pound cake and take home a couch.

Starting this month, you can buy treasures like the restaurant’s 1880s cowhide upholstered sofa ($2,500) or an ornate pink couch ($1,800) that would look right at home in a Diane Kruger-inspired apartment. 

If you’re not willing to drop thousands of dollars for a taste of history, the vintage picture frames that line Found’s walls (starting at $100) are also up for grabs. 

Just tell your server that you’re interested, and he or she will send Amy over to explain the backstory behind the piece in question.

Found, 1631 Chicago Ave., Evanston; 847-868-8945 or

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