“Twain is about the land that touches the Mississippi River, and the Midwestern cuisine around it,” said chef and partner Tim Graham, previously of Travelle in the Langham hotel, and the critically acclaimed, now-closed Tru. Inspired by the couple’s extensive collection of spiral-bound women’s club cookbooks from the 1940s through the present as well as Tim’s central Missouri upbringing, Twain marks passage from the past to the present with family recipes passed down through generations focusing on delicious, approachable dishes with modern twists and fun presentations.
Twain wife and husband co-owners Rebekah Graham, beverage director, and Tim Graham, chef, opened their Midwestern-inspired restaurant and bar in Logan Square on Friday.— Louisa Chu / Chicago Tribune, Aug. 27, 2018
The Jam Jar, inspired by the classic cocktail, with orange marmalade, orange Curacao, lime juice and Celebration Aquavit from Wisconsin distillery Gamle Ode, by beverage director Rebekah Graham at Twain bar and restaurant in Logan Square, Chicago.— Louisa Chu / Chicago Tribune, Aug. 23, 2018
Exterior signage over doorway of Twain bar and restaurant, now open in Logan Square, Chicago.— Louisa Chu / Chicago Tribune, Aug. 23, 2018
Crudite pot with vegetables from Nichols Farm and housemade ranch, green goddess and aioli dips by chef Tim Graham at Twain bar and restaurant.— Louisa Chu / Chicago Tribune, Aug. 23, 2018
Interior quilt-inspired, felted mural by architect and designer Jordan Mozer, with a blue suede Mississippi River, at Twain bar and restaurant, now open in Logan Square.— Louisa Chu / Chicago Tribune, Aug. 23, 2018
Spiral-bound vintage church, women's groups and classic cookbooks, part of chef Tim Graham's extensive collection.— Louisa Chu / Chicago Tribune, Aug. 23, 2018