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What New Business Did You Fall in Love with in 2012?

From a tea shop opened by Smashing Pumpkins frontman to a drive-through grocery store, what were your favorite businesses to open on the North Shore and why? Tell us in the comment section below.

It’s time to brag about that new restaurant or business you fell in love with in 2012. Patch wants to know of the many new businesses that opened on the North Shore last year, which were your favorites and why? Tweet them, Facebook them and spill the secrets of why you love them in the comment section below! 

Did we miss a new business that opened in your community? Add them in the comment section. 

Evanston

 

Wilmette, Kenilworth

 

Winnetka, Glencoe, Northfield

 

 

Deerfield, Highland Park

 

Lake Forest, Lake Bluff

 

27 Live 

Artisanal Wilmette

 

A. Perry Homes

 

Art Post Gallery

 

Bedding Experts

 

Authentico

 

Avail & Company

 

Big Blue Swim School

 

Baby Take a Bow

 

Dailey Method

 

Benjamin

 

Lake Forest Taxi

 

Bright Horizons

 

Dowize Bistro

 

Cafe Fleurette

 

El Mexican Restaurant

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

 

 

Market House on the Square

 

Bucephalus Bikes 

 

The Big Black Dog Tavern & Grill

 

Flee

 

Ross

 

Bobby’s Deerfield Opens With Full House

 

Mark David Design

 

 

Central Street Metra

 

Velosmith Bicycle Studio

 

Lake Shore Acupuncture

 

TITLE Boxing Club

 

Cilento Photography

 

Pasquesi Home & Gardens

 

Chicken and Waffles

 

Walgreens

 

Once Upon a Bagel

 

Wild Pita

 

Cre8 Workshop

 

Re-Invent

 

Found Restaurant 

 

 

Robert Bryan Home

 

Yogen Fruz

 

Essence Pilates

 

 

Gather

 

 

Skandal

 

 

Frost

 

 

JT’s Bar and Grill

 

 

The Yard

 

 

Golf Tech

 

 

Leonie's Delice Bakery 

 

 

Trifecta Grill

 

 

Madame Zuzu’s

 

 

Papa Romeo's 

 

 

 

 

Menchie's

 

 

Planet Fitness

 

 

 

 

Moderno (soon to be Royce)

 

 

Plus 2 Architects

 

 

 

 

Noodles and Company

 

 

Prana Café On Oak

 

 

 

 

Real Urban Barbecue

 

 

Safari Natural Herbs and Tea

 

 

 

 

Peapod

 

 

Smylie Brothers Brewpub

 

 

 

 

Rosebud

 

 

Sol Café

 

 

 

 

Sign-A-Rama

 

 

Tailia Boutique

 

 

 

Tom and Eddie’s

 

 

Terra American Bistro

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Alcove

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ward Eight 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World of Beers

 

 

 

 

 

 

bari January 04, 2013 at 09:52 PM
Cargo ! Adorable clothes, great prices, and wonderful customer service
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) January 04, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Some sad news and an update for readers -- we learned today that Prana Cafe will be closing soon.
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) January 04, 2013 at 10:16 PM
MistressLule tweeted "I ♡ Team Martial Arts on Dempster."
Michael Shalin January 04, 2013 at 10:25 PM
Love the popcorn at "Highland Pop" in Highland Park!
Kathleen Tribble-Strong January 04, 2013 at 10:58 PM
Taco Diablo on Davis was such a pleasant surprise. I went there with one of my co-teachers and then took my grown kids there for lunch the next day. Great food and really wonderful AND personable staff. Plan to go back with more friends and family.
Carl Castrogiovanni January 05, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Authentico has a good vibe and good margarhitas. LF Taxi is a good service. Noodles and Company WAS a good restaurant, but they proved to be slimeballs so it's no wonder they went out of business. Pasquesi Home and Garden isn't really new this past year, are they? Moderno was OK.
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) January 05, 2013 at 12:41 AM
THATMOMx4 tweeted "Cheesies on Davis. Grilled cheese restaurant? Yes please!"
Mary January 05, 2013 at 07:15 AM
Where is there a drive-thru grocery store?
Les Axelrod January 05, 2013 at 01:35 PM
A new restaurant opened in Highwood in October 2012. It's located at 315 Waukegan Ave. and is called "Longitud315." It features excellent pan-American food. Note the spelling: no final "e" on "Longitud" and no space between the "d" and the "3." My wife and I have eaten there and enjoyed it throughly. Their phone number is 847-926-7495.
Lindy Fox January 05, 2013 at 02:20 PM
And in Highwood - Full Belly Craft Kitchen & Bakery, The Toadstool Pub, and Longitude 315. All fantastic!!
Harvey Newcomb January 05, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Taco Diablo on Davis in Evanston. Great food in cool surroundings. A hip addition to a struggling strip of downtown.
Mayre Press January 05, 2013 at 03:10 PM
For Evanston's list, you left off Delbe's Corner and Taco Diablo. These are two great additions to Davis St. west of the tracks. Technically, Sol Café is on the Chicago side of Howard St.
Barbara Hambleton January 05, 2013 at 04:12 PM
Your Loss Your Gain on Lincoln in Winnetka. I lost a ton of weight effortlessly!
Joe Paulsen January 05, 2013 at 05:34 PM
We love having Beacon Sign Solutions right in our back yard. Located in Lake Bluff, these custom graphics and print professionals do a great job with your window, wall, floor and vehicle graphics.
R. Jenrow January 05, 2013 at 05:47 PM
The Daily Method studio in Lake Forest. Warm atmosphere and a great workout!
joe cronin January 05, 2013 at 06:15 PM
Jump America....Gurnee. 16,000 square feet of trampolines. 50,000 square feet of fun! All ages, DODGEBALL, Foam Pit, Jump 'N Jam on Fridays. 880 Lakeside Drive, Gurnee, IL
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) January 05, 2013 at 07:03 PM
On Facebook, Maggie Szejda Noonan wrote, "I fell in love with Seejanesparkle you should check it out if you haven't already !!"
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) January 05, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Also on Facebook, Ren Picco-Freeman said "Seejanesparkle is a wonderful jewelry boutique on Chicago Avenue."
Derek January 05, 2013 at 09:03 PM
In Lake Forest: Bloom & Focus / Kerri Sherman Photography 2 Market Square Court Lake Forest, IL 60045 bloomandfocus.com 773-610-3481 bloomandfocus@gmail.com
Sally Arden January 05, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Curt's Cafe on Central Street in Evanston! Great food, great coffee, great shabby chic atmosphere, great place to hang out with a friend. Hurry in and start to relax!
Betsy Johnson January 06, 2013 at 02:37 AM
The Dollar Store in Northbrook for gift bags and tissue. Bonus, it's right next door to my favorite store, La D eDa!
Sharon Faley January 06, 2013 at 02:59 AM
LuLu's Frozen Delights in Lake Bluff has the best service with the nicest people you could ever meet. I also found the cleanliness of their place to be better than most that I have been to. I can't find any better words to discribe their froyo, donuts, and coffee other than 5 stars.
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) January 07, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Thanks for the tip, Mayre!
Chi-an Chang January 07, 2013 at 08:50 PM
It's Peapod in Deerfield. Have you ever tried Peapod's services?
Chi-an Chang January 07, 2013 at 08:50 PM
Thanks for sharing this info!
Chi-an Chang January 07, 2013 at 08:51 PM
Thanks!
Chi-an Chang January 07, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Nice! Thanks for the recommendation.

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