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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Crust

2056 W. Division St. (Hoyne Ave.) Send to Phone
773-235-5511
This certified organic restaurant fires up gourmet flatbreads alongside salads, sandwiches and infused vodka cocktails.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Crust Restaurant Review

: No matter where you stand on the whole organic debate, you have to give chef-owner Michael Altenberg credit for having the patience --- and determination --- to make Crust the first certified organic restaurant in the Midwest. Plus, his heart is in the right place: Altenberg has been committed to organic and local foods at his other restaurant, Bistro Campagne, since his son’s leukemia was linked to environmental causes years back. Then there’s the fact that the pizzas, or flatbreads as they like to call them, coming out of the wood-burning oven are darn tasty. We particularly like the Clambake with fresh clams, béchamel, fresh-pulled mozzarella, caramelized onions and wild herbs. Another find we’re fond of are the super-fresh salads. Seitan and soy cheese are available as well as gluten-free, vegan crust. Watch the Wicker Park locals parade by from the sidewalk patio while sipping one of the cocktails --- perhaps made with organic vodka, natch --- or escape the scene in the cozy back garden. Save room for (organic) desserts like a flat banana tart with rum butter, carrot cake and double lemon cheesecake.

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