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POSTED November 20, 2014

Ten Mile House

Evanston continues to expand its impressive suburban dining scene with Ten Mile House, an inviting new restaurant from Joe Krouse (owner of Unite Urban Grill) and Lettuce Entertain You vet Greg Carter. There are 110 seats in the airy, modern main dining room accented with wood and orange-leather booths, while 25 fancy tufted gray leather stools line the bar. Order from a menu of wood-fired pizzas ($11 to $15), poutine ($7), crispy grilled cheese ($8) served on country bread and wood-roasted lake trout ($17).

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POSTED November 13, 2014

Stan's Donuts & Coffee Streeterville

A little less than a year after opening the Wicker Park location of the California-based doughnut shop, Rich Labriola and Stan Berman are opening a second Stan's outpost in Streeterville. The new shop officially opens tomorrow and draws upon the modern-meets-vintage aesthetic you'll find at Stan's Wicker Park; expect the same selection of old-fashioned donuts, fritters and twists, as well as Intelligentsia coffee and hot tea, too.

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POSTED November 6, 2014

Shake Shack

After much anticipation, the New York-based burger chain has finally opened its first Chicago location in River North (as you've probably guessed from the lines). Guests can expect the same great burgers and frozen custard that rocketed the chain to fame, as well as a multitude of Chicago-specific items such as Vienna Beef hot dogs, Bang Bang Pie's s'mores pies and more.

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POSTED October 30, 2014


This new West Town restaurant from the team behind Three Aces brings carnivores' dreams to life with a meat-and-protein-heavy menu that showcases both Italian and Midwestern influences. Go for the rabbit casoncelli ($16) with golden raisins, sage brown butter and chanterelles; stay for the pig's head for two ($55) and taxidermy-heavy décor to match.

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POSTED October 16, 2014


The latest from the Boka Group (BOKA, Balena, Girl & the Goat), this modern Japanese restaurant has teak paneling, a basement-level bar and a streamlined look that harkens back to Japan circa 1960. Pay a visit for an array of sushi offerings, silken tofu soup ($10), the tomato-based Momotaro Tartare ($9) and plenty of sake and Japanese whiskys.

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  • Ten Mile House
  • Stan's Donuts & Coffee Streeterville
  • Shake Shack
  • Charlatan
  • Momotaro


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