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Quick Bites: North Shore eateries provide plentiful take-out, delivery options

March 25, 2020 by Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out

These are surely trying times, but luckily, the North Shore is filled with restaurants that are stepping up to the plate and helping local residents ease their minds a little with the delicious food options they’ve become familiar with...

Winnetka’s Spirit Elephant makes plant-based eating sophisticated

by Erin Yarnall, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Renan Lopes, the executive chef at Winnetka’s Spirit Elephant, wanted to change people’s perceptions of what plant-based eating could be.

When he first started developing the restaurant’s entirely vegan menu nearly a...

Tocco brings simple Italian ‘touch’ to Winnetka

by Jason Addy, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Less than a year after closing his Wicker Park restaurant and taking a break from the industry, Bruno Abate jumped back in by launching Tocco last November in Winnetka.

“I can’t imagine myself doing nothing,” Abate...

Forest Greens Juice Bar helps educate about better eating

by Michal Dwojak, Contributing Sports Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Annemarie Ranallo was tired of health issues and wanted to find a different solution. 

The Lake Forest resident hated watching her oldest son battle eczema and asthma, with medicine doing little to help. So she took...