Tuesday, April 22, 2008

This pub's got no name, but the chef's got game . . .

Brian Huston, chef de cuisine, chills out at yet-unnamed Warehouse District gastropub. (Photo: Anthony Tahlier)

Brian Huston, chef de cuisine of the Blackbird team's no-named restaurant at 845 W. Fulton Market, sounds off in this recent interview by Restaurant Intelligence Agency:

Is there anything you won't eat?
I'll try anything once.

If you could travel (just for the food and money wasn't an object) where would you go and why?
Southeast Asia for the street food.

What is the best restaurant we've probably never heard of?
Sun Wah Bar-B-Q Restaurant on Argyle St. in Chicago. Go for the Hong Kong-style pork.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received and who gave it to you?
Jimmy Bannos (of Heaven on Seven) told me that cooking was a great hobby.

Describe a perfect Sunday.
75 and sunny, a Bears win followed by barbecuing out back with my girlfriend.

What profession would you try if you could?
Professional basketball player.

Do you take any vacations that have nothing to do with food; if so, what was your last one?
Recently my vacations have been spent coming home to Chicago to be with my family but some might consider my last six years in Colorado a vacation.

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