Set in a storefront in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, "Hearty" boasts a menu and design evocative of the warmth and comfort of mid century America. A hand crafted mahogany bar is paired with seaglass subway tiles and exposed brick. Walls of burnt orange and lime set off a wallmounted fireplace and bespoke stained glass art.The vision for "Hearty’’ is to honor the foods that have become a part of our American culture while contemporizing them for the modern palate. Dan hopes to fill not just the belly but the soul by offering twists on items aimed at provoking memories of meals past. Tuna Noodle Casserole is updated with Saffron Cream Egg Noodles and Seared Ahi while the Corn Dog meets Rabbit Sausage and a rich Ale Syrup. Desserts are exactly what you would hope for, thick slabs of moist Banana Cake with Caramelized Pecans, a Bread Pudding of Wonder Bread, Peanut Butter and housemade Jam.