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Evanston Restaurants

Much appreciate!!!

Nov 19, 2011
Jake123 in Chicago Area

Evanston Restaurants

I agree with Wrigleyville itself. To clarify, I was speaking of the restaurants within the area. Similar to driving Evanston. We mostly ate outside of Wrigleyville. My point was that we are having a difficult time finding really good middle restaurants (not high end, but more any night of the week places). I feel I got a good handful from all of the posts, so we're excited to try them. Do you have any reco's for Glenview, or Wilmette? Thanks!

Nov 18, 2011
Jake123 in Chicago Area

Evanston Restaurants

I'm glad you're both open and honest! It's like watching a tennis match! I'll try Lupita's at some point. If my views on Union's is any indication, I'm going to be falling Cathleen's way as we really enjoyed the food, beer selection and atmosphere. But we won't know until we hit up Lupita's! Thanks to you both!

Nov 18, 2011
Jake123 in Chicago Area

Evanston Restaurants

Thanks for your thoughts. I'm really excited to try Libertad and Yolo and I'll look up Kabul House. We haven't tried Stained Glass, but I'm hear a lot of good things, so we'll set up some reservations. We have bought meats from Ziers and spices from theSpice house. Two great treats in the city!

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The Stained Glass
1735 Benson Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

Kabul House
4949 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60077

Libertad
7931 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL 60077

Nov 18, 2011
Jake123 in Chicago Area

Evanston Restaurants

I'm in your camp on a lot of what you said. Coming from the city where there's so much to choose from to an area where people you'd expect desire good fare, we're surprised there isn't much catering to them/us. We love Union and Campagnola, but haven't tried The Cellar. Wholly Frijoles is very good and someone mentioned Yolo's in Skokie, which looks very promising.Completely agree on Little Mexican, Joy and Davis Fish. I'd also add Dave's Italian and Gio...not good at all. I thought Lulu's was good, but probably would only go back if I had a reason. I haven't tried Lucky Platter. I was hoping I found a good breakfast place. I'll still try it. We go to Ridgeview which is fine, but can't find anything else like Orange or Kitch'n in the city. Again, thanks for your time and effort!

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Lucky Platter
514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202

Wholly Frijoles
3908 W Touhy Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712

Campagnola
815 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202

Ridgeview Restaurant
827 Ridge Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091

Little Mexican Cafe
1055 W Bryn Mawr Ave Ste C, Chicago, IL 60660

Nov 18, 2011
Jake123 in Chicago Area

Evanston Restaurants

Thank you very much, especially for Yolo and Libertad. They look great! Agree on Dave's and Gio's, blah. We have been to Campagnola (outstanding) and Convito in Wilmette (very good). Again, thank you for your time and effort!

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Campagnola
815 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202

Libertad
7931 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL 60077

Nov 18, 2011
Jake123 in Chicago Area

Evanston Restaurants

Very much appreciated! It would have taken a long while before I would have found the Sea Ranch, Kaufman's and Siam Splendour!

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Sea Ranch
3217 Lake Ave Ste 8C, Wilmette, IL 60091

Siam Splendour
1125 Emerson St, Evanston, IL 60201

Nov 18, 2011
Jake123 in Chicago Area

Evanston Restaurants

Thanks for your help! We'll try.

Nov 18, 2011
Jake123 in Chicago Area

Evanston Restaurants

I'd like to thank all of you for your time and thoughts. It is truly appreciated!!

Nov 17, 2011
Jake123 in Chicago Area

Evanston Restaurants

HELP! We recently moved to Evanston from Wrigelyville and are having a difficult time finding good restaurants. We're not food snobs, but like good authentic and somewhat aspirational dishes. We've been to some of the usual's that are fine, but not great - Bluestone, Prairie Moon, Dave's Italian. We did like Convito's in Wilmette and Union Pizza in Evanston. Any suggestions for in and around Evanston??? Thanks in advance!

Nov 16, 2011
Jake123 in Chicago Area

Bakery Hands On

Are there any bakeries that allow you to participate in baking? Similar to the Chopping Block classes. I'm trying to see if there's a bakery where you can design/create cookies, cupcakes, etc. Much appreciated!

Feb 07, 2010
Jake123 in Chicago Area

LUNCH: Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Lincoln Square

Looking for new lunch options in Lakeview and areas around it. We run errands in all of the neighboring hoods. We have a two year old, so child friendly would be ideal. Places we've been to so you have an idea of what we like - Frasca, Gas Light, Brown Stone, Wishbone, Uncle Julio's...Thanks in advance!

Feb 07, 2010
Jake123 in Chicago Area

Best bloody mary?

O'Donnovan's on Iriving Park west of Damon has great Bloody Mary's. They put an antipasta skewer in the drink! I've only had lunch there and it was fine.

Jul 17, 2009
Jake123 in Chicago Area

Date Night in Loop/River North

Thanks for all of the suggestions! We ended up going to Quartino's and loved it! It was a perfect night! Thanks!!!

Jul 17, 2009
Jake123 in Chicago Area

Date Night in Loop/River North

I have some great plans for my girlfriend this Thursday that will take us into the loop. Since I'm not familair with the restaurants in the Loop or River North are, I'm open to any suggestions?! Nothing fancy (expensive) as we won't be dressed for it. Thanks so much!!!

Jul 13, 2009
Jake123 in Chicago Area