Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl (third from right) and Alderman Delores Holmes (second form right) share the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Feast and Imbibe with owners D’Andre Carter (second from left) and Heather Bublick (third from left) and their mothers and the staff.                                                                          RoundTable photo

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Feast and Imbibe has a new – and permanent – home. After more than a year of serving pop-up meals in the Chicago area, Heather Bublick and D’Andre Carter have settled their catering company into 1630 Simpson St. Ms. Bublick is the sommelier and event coordinator; Mr. Carter, the chef.

Mr. Carter says their food ranges “from comfort food to fine dining.” A pulled pork sandwich in a blackened wrap may rest in a bed of ashes – ground sesame seeds and pepper. A quail entrée is composed of a poached quail egg in a celiac [gluten-free] nest, served with quail and with food a quail would eat.  

The inside of Feast and Imbibe will be familiar to long-time Evanstonians: It is the site of the former Fanny’s Restaurant, the name still written in black on the brick east wall.

At a ribbon-cutting on Oct. 22, Mayor Elizabeth Tishdahl welcomed Feast and Imbibe to Evanston, and Alderman Delores Holmes welcomed them to the Fifth Ward. The company was recently named one of the top 10 wedding caterers in the Chicago area.