Monday, January 7, 2013
Tell us where you ate the item and why it’s a must try in the comment section.
Why order a hot dog when you can have a fowler? From movie-inspired sandwiches to Chili Bombs at an Evanston hot dog shop. North Shore Foodie Finds has trekked to some interesting eateries in search of the strange and delicious. We want to know, what are some of your favorite food or drinks you tried in 2012? Tell us in the comment section below. To get your brains churning and possibly your bellies rumbling, here’s a look at what North Shore Foodie Finds devoured in 2012:
Friday, December 14, 2012
Located in the Winnetka Metra station at Elm Street, the café serves traditional French baked goods.
Flaky is not a great word for people, but when it comes to croissants, it’s a must. And that’s exactly how the croissants at Winnetka’s Café Fleurette are. Located in the Metra Station at 754 Elm St., Winnetka, the tiny bakery often sells out of the chocolate croissants by 7:30 a.m. “It’s wonderful and exciting to stop in here and be able to pick up wonderful baked goods,” Winnetka Village President Jessica Tucker told Patch during the café’s grand opening in August. “When we were looking at bids from businesses we chose Café Fleurette because of its delicious, delicious menu. It’s different and not something already offered in town, plus she already sells goods at Northfield Farmers Market and has a following." See photos from the grand…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Get your caffeine on and celebrate with a free cup of coffee.
If the first words out of your mouth every morning are, “I’ll have a large coffee”—or if you can’t even speak until after you’ve had your java fix—there's a national holiday created especially for you. America will put staunch tea drinkers to shame on National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from national chains. Coffee was first brought to America in the mid-1600s in a shipment en route to “New Amsterdam,” now known as New York, according to the National Coffee Association. We have that shipment and the Boston Tea Party to thank for turning the nation into coffee drinkers. Many local cafes and businesses are participating in the national celebration. National …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Shop local and support your neighborhood businesses in the New Trier Township. Here's a list of all the new stores that opened in 2012.
Although the economy hasn't quite bounced back to its glory days, business growth in the New Trier Township is booming, with multiple businsses moving to the area in 2012. With the exception of Glencoe, the communities all have vacancy rates below the 9.5 percent average for the Chicago area. Many of the communities have vacancy rates more in line with the boom days of 2004 to 2007. So, as a quick reminder, here are a few new businesses Patch has been following after they opened in 2012, including a few more slated to open soon. Have you checked them out yet? Click on the business' names and give them a review on Patch! Also, which upcoming business are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments. Located in Wilmette on Lake Avenue, …