Secret Chicago Shore

Venture beyond the city limits for dining, shopping, cultural events, and―no kidding―fabulous beaches.

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Bob Stefko

Tastes of the Town

Once a quiet college town of ice cream shops and tearooms, Evanston now “seems to have a restaurant on every corner,” says longtime resident Harriet Lake. From Tapas Barcelona’s heaping crab-and-avocado salad to Va Pensiero’s tantalizing tiger shimp with pistachio pesto, some of Chicagoland’s most outstanding cuisine appears in Evanston restaurants.

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29 Delicious Salads

Our best and most flavorful salad recipes play more than just a supporting role, they are the star of the table.

Grilled Tuna Salad Nicoise