James’ seasonal American cuisine and warm atmosphere make for a wonderfully relaxing neighborhood restaurant in Prospect Heights. The couscous with pea shoots may be just a side dish, but it’s not to be missed. Couscous tossed with pea shoots, shiitake and radicchio Treviso might sound a bit dry, but in my mouth, it was an explosion of flavors. I could taste all the freshness of the produce directly from the green market: the sweet flavor of pea shoots, mixed with the meaty earthiness of the shiitake, and the slight bitterness of Treviso. The contrasting flavors and textures fused with the couscous and perfectly accompanied the entrée. I love finding simple treasures like these.