Lately we’ve had some real scorchers. The temperature has gone up, the sun beats down on the pavement and life just slows down. A few weeks ago Jen and I brought along our water bottles as we went off on another food adventure. The air was filled with music and the aroma of delicious food being prepared. We were ready for the Taste…no wait a minute… we don’t mean the one with crowds and long lines at the booths. Instead we enjoyed our food under white tents, sipped our drinks at tables while we listened to jazz. All of this was on the shores of Lake Michigan. This was the Taste of Evanston and we couldn’t wait the buffet of goodies.
The event benefited Connections for the Homeless and Reba Place Development Program. We were glad organizations like this benefit our neighbors to the north. They picked an absolutely beautiful spot to hold the event, the historic Charles Gates Dawes House and it was hosted by the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary club. By now we were anxious to dive right into all different cuisines and beverages. There was plenty to drink to quench everyone’s thirst or wash down their food. They even had a beverage station stocked with water and sodas, Jen liked that.
There was so much to eat. Each of the venders were friendly and eager to tell us about their establishment. Kudos to Cupitol Coffee&Eatery on their awesome chicken salad croissant sandwiches. Rock N Ravioli made the best meatballs and we’ll definitely visiting them again. I embraced my Irish roots by trying the outstanding corned beef and cabbage from Celtic Knot. It just isn’t summer without frozen treats. Yo Fresh provided healthy smoothies and Edzo’s Burger Shop cooled everyone off with strawberry milkshakes, yum.
Diners could also win swag at the Peapod and Com Ed booths and bid on great prizes like a Cubs game or a gourmet dinner in the silent auction. All in all we had a great time and plan on making the “Taste of Evanston” an annual tradition.