Saturday, August 16, 2014

There is no other deli sandwich worth your time like the one waiting for you now at Al's Deli in Evanston

Who pours homemade blue cheese dressing on a roast beef sandwich? Al and his brother. Go there now  and order it, it's the best deli sandwich you'll have in years. Served on a fresh baguette it's definitely huge enough to share.

If you don't like roast beef try the turkey with gruyere on a baguette, you'll be so happy with your purchase. Pictured right is the turkey, above is the roast beef with the blue cheese dressing pouring out all over the place. Amazingly delicious.

Finish the meal with a larger than normal salted caramel macaroon. Then plan your sandwiches for the rest of the month accordingly as the variety is impressive - pate, smoked salmon, veggie, etc. 

Lastly, make the time to wait in line and have your sandwich made with care by a guy who's been doing this for a long time. 

Al's Deli
914 Noyes St, Evanston, IL 60201
Phone:(847) 475-9400
Hours: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday, August 14, 2014

8.23.14: Art Exhibit “Power of the Spirit” works by Fran Joy

“Malala” Stronger Than Violence 
Oil pastel on canvas

Art Exhibit
“Power of the Spirit”
Works by Fran Joy
August 23, 2014
2 - 5 p.m.

Garrett Theological Seminary
Northwestern Campus
2121 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL. 60201

Please RSVP to

Tres Bien Food News: French cafe and boutique to open on Davis St.

From Chicago Magazine: Patisserie Coralie Will Bring a Taste of Paris to Evanston
The owner of Bistro Bordeaux is bringing a French pastry whiz to his forthcoming cafe and boutique.




With Bistro Bordeaux and Crêperie Saint Germain both rolling along like a downhill stage of the Tour de France, Pascal Berthoumieux announced he’s bringing a third bar to his tricolor in downtown Evanston. Patisserie Coralie (600 Davis St., Evanston, 847-905-0491), a traditional boutique pastry shop, will move into the former Cafe Mozart space after renovations.

Serving pâtisserie classics such as macarons, éclairs, tarts, Napoleons, and madeleines to remind you of a Parisian pastry shop, Patisserie Coralie will showcase the work of the pastry chef Manuel Bouillet, a veteran of the well-regarded Parisian pastry shops Fauchon and Un Dimanche à Paris. Coffee will come from Julius Meinl.

Sofas and settees will sit next to coffee tables made of rolling pins in what Berthoumieux calls a “sexy and comfortable” atmosphere. He will also display his collection of antique pastry objects.

The pâtisserie is named for Berthoumieux’s almost-two-year-old daughter. That sounds like a children’s book waiting to happen.

Help Curt's Cafe South Reach Kickstarter Goal

This project will only be funded if at least $50,000 is pledged by . As of August 14 at 7:40 a.m. it is at $42,432, $7,568 to go!
Click here to visit the Kickstarter campaign

Goal: Launch a vibrant café on Dempster Street that provides training for at-risk teen mothers in life skills and food service
Heartwood Center is collaborating with Curt’s Café to bring their warm and comfortable café and inspirational concept into the former Perla Café space across the street from Heartwood Center (located at 1818 Dempster). Many of you are familiar with the work the original Curt's Cafe does on North Central Street with at-risk teens and young men. We would like to replicate this training program to provide life skills and jobs skills to at-risk teen mothers. This new Café will feature nourishing food, coffee and smoothies in a part of town that does not have many healthy food options. The mission is to provide training and job placement assistance to young mothers to enable them to successfully contribute to their family and our community by joining the work force.
We are currently working to raise $150,000 in order to open Curt's Café South in September 2014 and need an immediate $50,000 to purchase the Perla Café space.
If the present and very profound issue of teen mothers touches your heart, we would be so grateful for your consideration. Time is of the essence. Be part of launching a much-needed workforce development program for Evanston's teen mothers and a neighborhood destination that nourishes our community.
PLEASE VISIT: for the concept.
To discuss this project, please contact Kristen Hemingway @ 773.294.0636

Monday, July 7, 2014

ETHS senior builds school replica out of LEGOS

Milo Krimstein, ETHS Senior builds school replica out of LEGOS, like a boss! 

And then he will take his talent to the School of the Art Institute. 

Learn more about Milo's projects at

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Promote Your Arts and Humanities Month Event

October is Illinois Arts and Humanities Month. To celebrate and promote it, the Evanston Arts Council is putting together a brochure of arts and humanities-events taking place throughout the community.

If you would like your organization's event included in the print and online "calendar", please submit the information about the event here.

For the sake of space and formatting, we are requesting specific information.
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Lasik at 847-859-7835 or by email

Submissions are due by July 11, 2014.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Photo of the Month: Tricycle Shark

We've got a rooftop playground next to our work and spend a ton of time watching dinkies play and wreak havoc on one another. It was costume day Tuesday and this guy in a shark costume was the highlight.