Posts tagged "dining"

A sad day for the Wilmette restaurant scene

“Wilmette restaurant scene” is a phrase that doesn’t come easily – dining options in this North Shore suburb being as limited as they are. C.J. Arthur’s, one of downtown Wilmette’s few offerings, and its most family-friendly, has announced that it will be closing at the end of this month. I’ll head over there tomorrow, as... Read more »

A brief look at Evanston's Bookman's Alley

The Chicago Tribune recently carried the sad news that Bookman’s Alley, an Evanston treasure, will be closing soon. The above video opens with a brief look at the exterior of this widely-known used bookstore. I’d arrived at the spot with Andy Kiener from Grand Bend at Green Bay before the store’s noon opening, so we... Read more »

BlockWalks - Prairie and Central, in Evanston

Evanston is the most urban of Chicago’s North Shore suburbs, and the intersection of Prairie Ave and Central St rivals all but the most pedestrian-friendly city neighborhoods. Within a short walk along Central and Prairie you’ll find a variety of restaurants, boutique shops, galleries, neighborhood services, a lovely park, and the Metra station connecting to... Read more »