Monday, October 8, 2012
New businesses in town include a World of Beer franchise, a custom wedding dress shop and an outpost of Rick Bayless' Frontera Fresca restaurant at Northwestern University. Hota Restaurant on Prairie has closed.
If you like beer and Mexican food, you're in luck this fall. Two new pubs selling craft beer are opening up in Evanston, and the city will also be blessed with two new Mexican restaurants. Read on for all of the latest business openings, closings and relocations in our Comings & Goings column, which chronicles the business scene in Evanston. Smylie Brothers Brewpub To Fill Illinois Unemployment Office Evanston’s city council recently approved a liquor license for Smylie Brothers Restaurant and Brewery, which will take over the 8,400-square-foot building that once housed the Illinois Unemployment Office at 1608 Oak Ave. According to city documents, the restaurant and brewery will provide seating for 200 with a menu featuring craft beers and…
Monday, January 30, 2012
The husband-and-wife owned spot offers contemporary American fare with a global twist.
When Hota owners Jonadab Silva and his wife Erin Silva Winston lived in an apartment around the corner from Jacky’s Bistro, they would regularly have dinner and drinks at the Evanston restaurant just across the Wilmette border. They would take advantage of the French spot’s deals, with Silva boasting that they were getting a $300 meal for $150. “We always joked that it was a good thing that we bought it, because we couldn’t afford to keep going here,” Silva said. When Chef Jacky Pluton closed the restaurant after six years in 2009, Silva signed on with the owner of the new Jacky’s on Prairie as the chef. After two years, Silva and Winston decided to buy the business to create a restaurant all of their own. Jacky’s on Prairie closed on New …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Evanston Patch Storified information on new restaurants in town, including Austin's Tacos, Bento Express, Soulwich, Hota, and Pret a Manger.
Note: Jacky's reopened as Hota after the new year.