FAR FROM THE FARM: Mimi's has a more upscale appeal with its country French theme. RETRENCHING: Bob Evans has updated its down-home menu, closed two dozen underperforming locations and sold off many unused properties. HOW SLOW: Both Bob Evans and Mimi's Cafes are menuing more items made in Alto-Shaam slow roasters. An unlikely pairing of "down on the farm" tradition and French bistro sophistication recently surprised many watchers of the restaurant business, but Bob ...

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