When Brett Shaheen and Jane Duncan Knauf opened The Wooden Table in the southern suburbs, the place I review this week, they wanted to bring urban sophistication to their strip-mall address, giving the place a sleek makeover and putting out a menu of well-executed and thoughtful Italian dishes made with good ingredients. And they succeeded: While the restaurant pulls mostly a neighborhood crowd right now, it's definitely worth the trip from downtown.
Here, to go with my review, is a side of photos. For more on the Wooden Table, check out our slide show.
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