The nominations are in and now it's time to crown the champion for best hot dog or sausage in Patch Readers' Choice!
Readers' Choice Food & Drink
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Cast your vote for your favorite local sushi spot in our Readers' Choice poll.
Every once in a while, nothing but sushi will satisfy. Something about the fresh fish, sticky rice and sweet seaweed wrapper (not to mention the pickled ginger and wasabi) just hits the spot. Evanston's got lots of options for the sushi lover, and you told us what your favorites are. Now we'd like to crown a winner. Will it be Dozika, Kansaku, Kuni's, Little Wok, Royin, Sashimi Sashimi, Sea Ranch or Todoroki? Cast your vote now for the Readers' Choice 2012 champion!
Monday, July 16, 2012
Vote for your favorite local place to start the day in our Readers' Choice poll.
Ask anyone what their favorite meal of the day is, and more often than not, the answer is breakfast. After all, when else do you get to combine sugary sweet pancakes and French toast with the savory deliciousness of sausage, bacon or ham? Don't even get us started on eggs... Given the high status this meal gets among food-lovers (and who isn't a food-lover, anyway?) we ask this question with much gravity. Who makes the best breakfast in Evanston? You nominated Bagel Art, Bat 17, Blind Faith Cafe, Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Clarke's Diner, Delbe's Corner, Dixie Kitchen, Dunkin' Donuts, Einstein Bros Bagels, Fraiche, Golden Olympic, Hilton Garden Inn, IHOP, LePeep, Lucky Platter, Panera, Prairie Joe's, Sarkis Cafe, Symphony's Cafe, Ted's Snack …
Cast your vote for the best bartender in town in our Readers' Choice poll.
First, let's all give three cheers for the bartenders of the world. Once you've gone out for drinks in a college town, you know these folks have a tough job. Now that we've recognized that bartenders deserve our appreciation (and our tips), we'd like to know who your favorites are. We'll crown the winner best bartender in Evanston. Will it be Cora Thornton-Stocks at Tommy Nevin's, Gavin Gillen at Prairie Moon, Gerri at the Celtic Knot, Jamie at the Celtic Knot, Jermain at Union Pizzeria, Jose at the Hotel Orrington, Kevin at Bar Louie, Kirsten at Bluestone, Kyle Gillan at Prairie Moon, Michael Jeffrey at Tommy Nevin's, Pete Rodriguez at the Firehouse Grill, Rick at The Cellar at the Stained Glass, Rob at Davis Street Fishmarket, Rob Strom…
Cast your vote for your favorite local wine seller in our Readers' Choice poll.
Buying wine can be tricky. Red or white? California, Oregon, Italy, France or New Zealand? Bottom shelf or top shelf? Cork or screw-top? Evanston's local wine sellers are ready to help you make a choice. Now we're asking you to choose among them. Will it be Dominick's, Evanston 1st Liquors, Vinic, Whole Foods or Wine Styles? Cast your vote in our poll below.
Cast your vote for the local business that serves your favorite cold desert in our Readers' Choice poll.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ... gelato, frozen custard, smoothies, milkshakes and oh yeah, ice cream. You nominated the businesses that serve your favorite frozen treats in Evanston, and now we're asking readers to crown one winner. Will it be 527 Cafe, Andy's Frozen Custard, Cafe Mozart, Cold Stone Creamery, Edzo's, Hartigan's, I Dream of Sweets, Jamba Juice, Joy Yee's, Kafein, Krave!, Lulu's, Linz and Vail or Red Mango? Cast your vote in our poll below.
Cast your vote for your favorite local pub in our Readers' Choice poll
When you want good food, good drinks and good times, where do you go? Your friendly neighborhood pub, of course. You nominated your favorites, and now we're asking readers to crown one winner. Will it be Bar Louie, Bat 17, Bluestone, Celtic Knot, Firehouse Grill, Pete Miller's, Prairie Moon, the Globe Cafe & Bar, the Keg, Tommy Nevin's or Union Pizzeria? Cast your vote below. Once you've weighed in on this category, please vote in the others. Polls remain open through August 17. After that, we'll crown one winner in each category!
Cast your vote for your favorite local pizza pie in our Readers' Choice poll.
There's nothing like pizza: hot pizza, cold pizza, white pizza, red pizza. Who doesn't like pizza? You nominated your favorites in Evanston, and now we're asking readers to crown one winner. Will it be Bluestone, Carmen's, Dave's Italian Kitchen, Gigio's, Giordano's, HomeMade Pizza Company, Lou Malnati's, Panino's, Philly's Best, Sarpino's, Trattoria D.O.C. or Union Pizzeria? Cast your vote below. Once you've weighed in on this category, please vote in the others. Polls remain open through August 17. After that, we'll crown one winner in each category!
Cast your vote for your favorite local patio in our Readers' Choice poll.
When it's not 100 degrees in the beating sun, Evanston can be a gorgeous place for outdoor dining. And there are plenty of options, from casual pub to upscale restaurant. We asked for your favorites, and you nominated several: Blind Faith Cafe, Bluestone, Bravo! Cucina Italiana, the Evanston Farmers Market, Firehouse Grill, Globe Cafe & Bar, Lulu's, Noodles & Company, Pensiero Ristorante, Prairie Moon, Siam Pasta, Tapas Barcelona, That Little Mexican Cafe and Trattoria Demi. Now we want to know which one is the best. Where do you situate yourself for food and drink when the weather's just too nice to go inside? Cast your vote in our poll below.
Cast your vote for your favorite local date spot in our Readers' Choice poll.
When you're looking for candlelight, great food, and a little romance, where do you turn in Evanston? The options are numerous--and our readers don't stick to the traditional French and Italian cuisine (although there are many options in those departments.) For the most romantic restaurants, you nominated Bistro Bordeaux, Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Campagnola, Central Street Cafe, Chef's Station, Dave's Italian Kitchen, Hota, Jilly's Cafe, Koi, Lulu's, Oceanique, Pensiero Ristorante, Pete Miller's, Quince, the Stained Glass, Tapas Barcelona, The Cellar at the Stained Glass, Trattoria Demi and Trattoria D.O.C. So when you want to pull out all the stops for that special someone, where do you go? Cast your vote in the poll below.