Like A Local: Best Hidden Gems In Evanston

Like A Local: Best Hidden Gems In Evanston

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Anyone can find the popular spots, but if you’re willing to embrace the unknown, you’ll find that Evanston is full of hidden gems.

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    Each flavor of macaron, including pistacchio, passionfruit, and lemon, is distinct and not overly sweet. They're also technically near-perfect, with pebbled feet and smooth, well-aligned shells. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    The bold black pepper seasoning in the crust on the fried chicken adds punch to an already superb chicken. This is the gold standard for fried chicken in Chicago. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    Breve cortado... Just the right texture and made with good conversation from the staff -- Vince Roberts via Foursquare
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    Ward Eight, in Evanston, is a saloon-style bar with well-worn church pews; get the Hemingway. -- Travel + Leisure via Foursquare
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    Order "The Dude," it's the best sandwich here. You may think otherwise, but that's just like... your opinion, man. -- Jake Smith via Foursquare
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    On Sundays, wine bottles are half-price, or BYO should you choose (and the corkage is waived). -- ZAGAT via Foursquare
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    Support a great indie coffee shop with yummy Intelligentsia drinks, Einstein bagels, and fresh-made gelato. Awesome staff, too! Free Wi-Fi means I can enjoy a quiet place to work. -- Gerald Farinas via Foursquare
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    Perhaps I'm biased, but BK sells/brews Metropolis coffee. The only coffee shop in Evanston I ever go to. Owners are great. Staff is wonderful. -- Anthony Rivera via Foursquare
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    Order an old fashioned and enjoy the atmosphere. The ambiance (especially the music selection) makes you feel like you're in Paris in the 1960s. -- Jake Smith via Foursquare
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    Bacon Loretta and cheesy hash... Your taste buds will thank you. -- Geoffrey Isch via Foursquare
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    Do the pico pepperjack veggie burger and Jameson! You may wanna get on this list of beers on tap too. -- Terry Gant via Foursquare
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    Nothing, everything is sooooooo bland. Need to adjust the salt in the recipes. -- Jeff Early via Foursquare
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