Sprout was a suggestion from dear friends who had just returned to Chicago after years living and eating in NYC. Sprout has a menu that notes tastes not necessarily ingredients. Ask your server to explain what is what. This is not your standard fare. At the moment, I would say it is the most interesting place for food in Chicago, which means the Midwest.
The exterior is pretty subtle, and we had to confirm we actually had arrived. The location is off the beaten path for such good food, but so well worth the trip.
The chef is "Top Chef" alum (and first Chicagoan to appear on the show) Dale Levitski.