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Spoon Restaurant Review: A bar, lounge, destination dining spot and neighborhood gem, Spoon attracts a diverse and savvy clientele. Chef/co-owner Brian Pekarcik and partner Rick Stern create a warm, comfortable ambience, staffed by an accomplished team. Expect sophisticated cocktails, a good wine list and a California-influenced menu utilizing fresh, seasonal ingredients from highlighted local producers. Innovative preparations spike such dishes as “Bacon + Eggs” (Cunningham Farms crispy pork belly with a five-minute poached egg, sautéed baby spinach and hollandaise) or house-smoked whitefish with buckwheat blinis, chive crème fraîche, paddlefish caviar and baby potato salad. Popular main courses include local venison as well as combinations of grilled filet and braised beef short ribs. Desserts range from an over-the-top “Chocolate 4 Ways” to an artisanal cheese platter or house-made sorbets and ice cream.