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Evanston

Evanston
Northwestern University draws a diverse population to the North Shore suburb. Read more about Evanston, IL
Northwestern University draws a diverse population to the North Shore suburb. Read more about Evanston, IL « Show less

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  • Chicago isn't so bad after all

     
    OK, all I've seen of Chicago is the worst traffic ever. What I meant to say is Evanston, Ill. is pretty nice. In fact, this morning it's almost tropical, with warm, humid air and very breezy. My kind of weather.......
  • Restaurants with an "interesting plainness"

     
    I came across this quote on the window of a store in Evanston, Ill. called Design Within Reach. First of all, I thought it was a funny place to hang that incredibly elaborate Swarovski crystal chandelier, and then I thought......
  • When locavorism goes too far

     
    That headline was just to get you to read this. Locavorism can never go too far.When I checked my voice mail this morning, there was a message from Gailor. The Perfect Roommate wanted me to know that the Evanston, Ill.......
  • Giving Chicago a chance

     
    In a couple of weeks I'm going back to Chicago for another visit before the snow flies. That is, I'm visiting Gailor in Evanston, the suburb, but this time I'll go into the city to see what all the fuss......
  • Try making fun of my fridge now

     
    That was the subject line of the e-mail Gailor sent me this morning. Needless to say there was a photo attached to it. The photo to the left. If you're a new reader, you may not know what this refers......
  • Jill Snyder officially a contestant on Top Chef

     
    As important foodie news was breaking in Baltimore, I was watching the undefeated Big Dogs win the second game of their season. (Gailor is the one in the headband.)Anyway, Midnight Sun Sam has picked up the slack for me, and......
  • 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......
  • Summer eating in Chicago

    Summer eating in Chicago
    After a frigid and snowy winter — that lasted what, six months? — it appears that summer is finally here. Which makes it time for my annual Summer Eating List. Patterned after the summer reading lists that haunted my school-age summers, this...
  • Top weekend shows: Roger Waters, Kelly Hogan, Radiohead

    Roger Waters: Last chance. Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters builds “The Wall” outdoors as the epic two-year tour (which played the United Center in 2010) winds down this summer. Alas, his Floyd bandmates won’t be with him to replicate one...
  • Lumineers specialize in audience participation

    Lumineers specialize in audience participation
    A few weeks ago, the Lumineers were in the midst of the South by Southwest shuffle. The Denver band was playing a quick gig at a makeshift concert venue during the annual music conference: a downtown church in Austin, Texas. Amps and microphones were in...