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Evanston

Evanston
Northwestern University draws a diverse population to the North Shore suburb. Read more about Evanston, IL
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Top Evanston Articles

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  • What I learned on my first day of traveling

     
    As usual, my trips never turn out -- or even start -- the way I imagine them beforehand. For instance, here I am armed with a Chicago Zagat courtesy of Baltimore editor Marty Katz. There are two restaurants, Alinea and......
  • The tao of tea at the Unicorn Cafe

     
    For me one of the small pleasures of being on vacation in another city is going out quite early, say at 6 a.m., and having a cup of tea in a coffee house. Evanston is a particularly good place to......
  • The importance of a good breakfast

     
    Someone, I don't know who, said breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It was my mother, or maybe the American Egg Board. Anyway, I'm beginning to feel it's true, at least when I'm traveling.I ask for so......
  • The Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop

     
    I was just going through my photos from the Chicago trip, and I came upon this one. I don't know why it strikes me so much more absurd than, say, one of our barbecue chains. But here it was in......
  • The brasserie trend

     
    Gailor, whose hipness quotient is still up there even though she's moved to Evanston, Ill., sent me an e-mail alerting me to the brasserie trend happening in Los Angeles. Apparently she learned about it because she still subscribes to Los......
  • I blame the weather for what's in my grocery bags

     
    The worst thing about Gailor's living in Evanston, Ill. is that I can't get any sympathy from her when I complain about the weather. For instance, I called her yesterday and when I told her how cold it was, she......
  • Obama's favorite restaurant?

     
    Faithful readers will remember that when I went to visit my daughter in Evanston, Ill. this fall, I poked fun at a chain restaurant called the Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop. It's funny how these things come back to bite......
  • News on the Uganda food front

     
    Gailor called me from the Evanston, Ill. Costco to say she was stocking up on food to take with her on her trip to Uganda: granola bars, dried fruit and.........
  • The easiest Top 10 list ever?

     
    Faithful readers know that I'm meeting my daughter's plane when she returns from her trip to Uganda this Saturday. Unfortunately her plane lands at O'Hare. That would be in Chicago. I'm not happy about the fact that I have a......
  • Still having fun in Evanston + trip photos

     
    So as we were riding home from the airport last night in the pouring rain, the taxi driver foolishly didn't say, 'Yes' when Gailor said to him, 'I'm just confirming: It's a $39 flat fee, right?' Instead he said, 'Plus......
  • A food sign of the times?

     
    Gailor just called me with a breaking news story. She had gone into a Subway in Evanston and ordered a wrap, and was told that Subways don't have wraps anymore. I don't quite have the energy to start calling local......
  • The Birchmere and the road trip

     
    Gailor has firmed up her summer plans, so I know what I'll be doing next week. (That is, not driving to California.)She's starting work at a Baltimore company on Wednesday, which makes the trip from Chicago to Baltimore a little......