Replies: 9 - Last Post: Mar 31, 2013 10:24 AM Last Post By: travellingtrixie
Mar 30, 2013 11:17 AM
Mar 30, 2013 12:54 PM
1You can actually just take the train downtown to Chicago if you want as well. Also the Metra I think goes right there too...for getting to Loop.
But Evanston is a rather small area you can discover on foot, the Uni sits just north of the main downtown area, Loyola does not really offer much in that area, be careful at night too, at Argyle and Broadway is a small Vietnamese/Thai/Korean cafe area, I like Thai Avenue, and the Vietnamese sandwich shop at the intersection and the main light at Argyle/Broadway on the west side of Broadway.
For downtown Evanston, see here.
This Northwestern Journalism student is a food reviewer for TimeOut Chicago too, she has a wicked sweet tooth and likes any dessert she can try.
quote I turned 21 last week, but instead of reaching for a cocktail or glass of wine to celebrate, my first inclination was to pop a single-malt scotch chocolate ganache from Theo Chocolate. What can I say? I prefer my booze swirled in desserts. A little alcohol cuts through the sweetness,
The hot new place there is Found...good luck getting in....
Mar 30, 2013 3:05 PM
2If I recall correctly, Evanston is an upper-class suburb of Chicago. It’s never really been developed as a tourist destination, but I’m sure if you are willing to go big, it has some very nice restaurants opened by celebrity chefs, and the choices involve a wide variety of ethnic cuisines.
Personally the only time I’ve ever been there was for an extended weekend while I was in college, and we were more interested in beer and women and stuff at the time.
I wish I could give you more specific information, but I cannot. I simply remember it as I have posted above.
Oh, a close friend spent her summers there as a little girl. She likes the (lakeside) beach there.
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Mar 30, 2013 3:11 PM
Mar 30, 2013 4:03 PM
4And what good is your advice when there's yelp?
Mar 30, 2013 5:57 PM
Mar 30, 2013 10:40 PM
6If you like vegetarian food, you might like the Blind Faith Cafe:
If you like Indian food, there's Mount Everest:
Mar 30, 2013 10:42 PM
7You can also check out the Bahai Temple in nearby Wilmette. Just take the purple line to Linden and walk toward the lake. It's not far.
Mar 31, 2013 7:45 AM
Mar 31, 2013 10:21 AM
9Evanston is lovely. It borders the city and it is very easy to get into the city from Evanston. But it is also a town unto itself. From the University you can walk around and find lots of places to eat and drink. If you want you can catch the Purple Line into the city. You can take the Purple Line all the way to the Loop during rush hour, or to the Howard stop and then catch the Red Line the rest of the time. The Red Line runs 24 hours and makes lots of stops on its way into the Loop (and further south, but you are not going to go further south than the Loop. Trust me.)
From the Red Line you can get to Andersonville, Lakeview, and all the way to the Loop. Andersonville is would be the Clark and Foster area, and Lakeview would be Sheffield and Belmont. There are Red Line stops in both neighborhoods.
Use Yelp and check the Reader for places to eat and things to do, both in Chicago and in Evanston.
I used to live south of the Loop and worked in Evanston, so I took that both El lines that run to Evanston every day. It is a bit of a trek from Evanston to downtown. Try and go during rush hour since you can catch the Purple Line then. Otherwise the Red Line really takes forever since it stops at lots of places.
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