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

For a free visitors guide, go to visitchicagonorthshore.com

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

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

Shopping: The Spice House, Evanston; 847/328-3711 or thespicehouse.com. Dancing Bear Gallery, Evanston; 847/869-8080. Burhop’s Seafood, Wilmette; 847/256-6400 or burhops.com. Plaza del Lago, Wilmette; plazadelago.com. 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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