Friday, December 28, 2012
Most stores will be open in Evanston on Jan. 1; hours may be shortened
Forgot to get that one last thing for your bowl watching party or need to get a prescription refilled on New Year’s Day? Here is a list of store hours of major chains of supermarkets and pharmacies in Evanston on January 1, 2013, as provided by the stores. CVS 101 Asbury Both store and pharmacy will be open 24 hours 1711 Sherman Avenue 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Store) 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Pharmacy) 3333 Central Street 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Store) 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Pharmacy) Dominick’s 1910 Dempster Street 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Store) 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Pharmacy) 2748 Green Bay Road 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Store) 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Pharmacy) Jewel-Osco 2485 Howard Street 8:00 – 24 hours (Store) 8:00 – 24 hours (Pharmacy) 1128 Chicago Avenue 8:00 AM – 8:…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Patch asked chefs around the North Shore to share some of their favorite Thanksgiving or other holiday recipes. Here's what we collected.
It's the time of year when everyone wants to bake and cook, and feel like a professional doing it. (Well, at least we all want to eat like professionals.) Patch asked chefs around the North Shore to share some of their favorite holiday recipes. Here's what we got back. If you're a local chef and would like to add your own recipe, please do in the comments or, if it's too long, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add it to the article. Holiday Spice Cupcakes with Apple Brandy Compote and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream From Glenview House Sous Chef Jeff Modica Cupcake 2 ½ cups cake flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon ground clove ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ½ …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The South Evanston Whole Foods is hosting a Community Support Day with 5% of sales supporting two local nonprofits. Evanston Patch will be there with seeds you can plant to take home.
Got some grocery shopping to do? Come by the South Evanston Whole Foods tomorrow and you can cross that task off the list while helping better the community. Wednesday is a Community Support Day at the 1111 Chicago Ave. store, with 5 percent of net sales being donated to local nonprofits, in this case New Moms Inc and Bright Endeavors. The Chicago organizations both support adolescent mothers. While you’re there, stop by and say hello to Evanston Patch. We’ll have a table near the entrance from noon to3 p.m. where you can plant seeds to take home with you. The Mighty Twig will be hosting a story and snack time for kids from 10-10:30 a.m. and The Hip Circle Studio will present an introduction to sign language for babies from 3-3:30 p.m. …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Christine Wolf's coffee with City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz continues as they discuss how Trader Joe's will impact other Chicago Avenue stores.
Editor's Note: This is the continuation of Christine Wolf's column from yesterday where she sat down with City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz to discuss her concerns about the city paying to build parking near the new Trader Joe's. Check back tomorrow for the final installment when Bobkiewicz talks about other economic development projects in the city, particularly those along Howard Street. Now what about the people who say, 'This is going to cost $1.4 million?' Do we have the money and how would that $1.4 million for a parking lot compare to the expected/anticipated revenue that’s gonna come out of Trader Joe’s [as mentioned earlier, I don’t discuss finances very fluidly]? [Clarifies that “We’re talking closer to $2 million for both parcels of…
Monday, April 2, 2012
City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz answers questions about the Trader Joe's parking lot proposal ... and other related issues.
When news broke that Trader Joe’s is coming to town, I couldn’t have been more excited. But a few weeks later, I learned the city is considering purchasing property adjacent to the proposed Trader Joe’s site at a cost of $2 million. Cue the screeching tires. I suppose it was a bit naive to think TJs would just set up shop without anything in it for them. Our droves of hopeful customers weren’t enough. Our nearby CTA and Metra stations weren’t enough. They also want a place for customers to park. Reasonable, but I’d figured when the announcement was made by Mayor Tisdahl about TJs coming to Evanston, the deal was done. I mentioned my surprise and trepidation to my alderman, Don Wilson, but also added that I didn’t know how far the parking…
Friday, March 2, 2012
We've tallied the votes in our inaugural Best of Patch Readers' Choice Award.
The Whole Foods at 1111 Chicago Ave. has been voted as Evanston's best grocery store in our first Best of Patch Readers' Choice poll. The store got 40 percent of the vote, with the Whole Foods at 1640 Chicago coming in second with 22 percent of the vote. We'll be running the polls every Monday through Friday so that you can help advise your neighbors on the best places to check out in town — and hopefully learn something new yourself. It's also an opportunity for people to leave reviews in our extensive business directory. And no need to wait for a poll to leave a rant or rave in there. If you've got something to say about a local business, please look it up in the directory and let fellow readers know what you think. Next week's Best of …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Clearly, produce is an afterthought at a local grocery store.
Tuesday night was guacamole night in the Wolf household, and you can’t make decent guacamole without decent cilantro. I can deal with a tiny bunch. I can deal with a picked-over bunch. What I can’t deal with is mushy, brown, wet and stinky cilantro. And tonight, that’s what I got at Jewel…er...that’s what I chose NOT to get. A very kind man with a German accent saw my horror as I held up the last of two bunches of thick and slimy cilantro. He said, “You do know? You can go to da Whole Foods? Day have da good produce.” I wanted to scream, “Whole Paycheck? Yes, I know they do.” Instead, I put the cilantro back and walked away (and not because he was German. My husband is German, though he doesn’t like German-chocolate cake. Awkward.). …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
How essential are these devices to Evanston?
Over the past two weeks, I’ve attended classes to become certified in First Aid and CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation). As a co-leader of an Evanston Girl Scout troop, it’s required that at least one adult member of the troop is up-to-date on certification. I’ll admit, I was hesitant to attend the classes. While the girls in our troop are absolutely worth the time and effort of the training, the idea of sitting through outdated videos depicting hypothetical emergency “scenarios” sounded as painfully depressing as a cold March in Illinois. But then I learned about the AED device. According to our instructor, Scott (a trained EMT and member of the Chicago Fire Department), the survival rate of “the average, everyday unconscious victim …
Monday, February 21, 2011
Maybe not right now. But this truck's ready.
This truck was recently parked on Chicago Avenue in front of Whole Foods. The plow appears a bit forlorn against the snow-less street ... but then again ... it's only February.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Northwestern University junior Sarah Spielberger studies abroad.
Recently, I had a brief email exchange with Sarah Spielberger, a junior at Northwestern Universtiy majoring in Political Science & International Studies and minoring in English writing. Originally from Los Angeles, Spielberger's been in London since Jan. 1, studying at University College London within its Political Science department. Northwestern encourages all undergraduates to spend time studying in a foreign culture. It's something I never did and, frankly, wish I had. My three chidren have participated in District 65's Two Way Immersion (TWI) program, which is a terrific start, but I'll definitely encourage them to study abroad when they're Spielberger's age. According to Spielberger, "I love life here, there is so much to do and …