Secret Chicago Shore

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

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Bob Stefko

Along the Shore

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Lodging: Hotel Orrington, Evanston; 888/677-4648 or Margarita European Inn, Evanston; 847/869-2273 or The Homestead hotel, Evanston; 847/475-3300 or

Dining: Tapas Barcelona, Evanston; 847/866-9900 or Va Pensiero, Evanston; 847/475-7779 or Davis Street Fishmarket, Evanston; 847/869-3474 or Convito Italiano, Wilmette; 847/251-3654 or South Gate Café, Lake Forest; 847/234-8800.

Shopping: The Spice House, Evanston; 847/328-3711 or Dancing Bear Gallery, Evanston; 847/869-8080. Burhop’s Seafood, Wilmette; 847/256-6400 or Plaza del Lago, Wilmette; The Book Stall, Winnetka; 800/678-2242. Seagrass, Winnetka; 847/446-8444. Nicchia, Glencoe; 847/835-2900. Shirise, Glencoe; 847/835-2595.

From the July/August 2006 issue

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