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Shade Cafe Restaurant Review: Here's another cool, minimalist dining room by talented visionary Carl Eaves. With lofty whitewashed ceilings, red-hued hardwood floors and walls painted a refreshing celery green, the old restored Heights building, boasting lots of windows, provides just the right touch of small-town charm. And the global-American menu created by owner-chef Claire Smith is just as enlightening. The seasonal menu ranges from Asian-inspired ahi poke to traditional American dishes like the molasses marinated Berkshire pork chop served with sautéed green beans, fava beans and shallots with a cauliflower-Gruyère gratin. Lunchtime favorites include a burger with chipotle mayonnaise and a Cobb salad topped with sliced fried chicken. Weekend brunch features house-made challah french toast with apple wood-smoked bacon and two eggs. There are vegetarian items on the menu, as well as desserts like sticky toffee pudding cake with ice cream or the simple St. Arnold’s root beer float. There’s a decent wine list, although, since Shade is in a “dry” neighborhood, you need to sign up for the Shade Private Club --- it’s free --- to be served wine, beer or cocktails.