Carrying the gastropub banner forth into battle, Spotted Pig alumnus Nate Smith didn't have much of a chance at the Dean Street Tavern massacre. Early this year, his one-month tenure as chef there ended in a dispute with the management over a loud jukebox and his propensity for developing recipes too creative for a corner bar in Prospect Heights—or so the owners thought. Now the talented Smith has opened a new spot in... More >>>