Nate Smith Leaves Dean Street After Just a Month

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Nate Smith has left buzzy Prospect Heights newcomer Dean Street after just a month of helming the kitchen, according to a tweet. We parted ways today, owner John Longo tells us. He was going into service so didnt have time for further comment, but he and co-owner Rob Gelardi write in a Facebook update: Nate did a great job of getting us started and his food was superb. We wish him the best of luck. Its a surprising move given that Smiths experience at the Spotted Pig won the new incarnation of the Tavern on Dean space a good deal of attention but maybe they can just write him off as a consulting chef.