Frio Gelato Reopens April 17! Dempster Street Location Opens April 24

Frio Gelato has announced that their production kitchen at 1701 Simpson Street will kick off its summer season on Friday, April 17. Frio makes and sells Argentine gelato to wholesale ...

Recycling Center RFQ Open Through May 15

The City is seeking submissions from qualified developers for the reuse of a City-owned property located at 2222 Oakton Street. The site is comprised of a 13,000 square foot building that previously housed ...

Calling all Evanston Foodies! Gathering of Food Entrepreneurs May 7

Continuing the series of EvanstonEdge Startup Showcase programs, Now We’re Cookin’ – Evanston’s local food business incubator –  is co-hosting an Evanston Edge Startup Showcase session specifically for Food Entrepreneurs.  Join us Thursday, May ...

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West Village Business Association Brings Live Jazz to Curt’s Cafe South

The Evanston West Village Business Association is hosting its first event, a free jazz show at Curt’s Cafe South on Friday, April 24. Featured artist Donovan Mixon has performed in jazz festivals and clinics around the world, including the Chicago Jazz Festival. Curt’s Cafe South recently opened in the former Perla Cafe space at 1813…

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City of Evanston Seeks Proposals for Recording Studio and Café in Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center

The City of Evanston is seeking proposals for experienced organizations and businesses to lease, equip and fully operate the recording studio and café in the Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St., located just northeast of Evanston Township High School. The Center is currently under construction. Recording Studio The 400-square-foot recording studio includes a control room,…

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Help Chef Nicole Pedersen win Food & Wine’s Peoples Best Chef Award

Chef Nicole Pedersen of Found is no stranger to accolades. The Evanston restaurant has been winning praise and awards since it opened, and now the chef is up for Food & Wine Magazine’s 2015 Peoples’ Best New Chef Award, one of the biggest food awards of the year. Winners are selected from 9 US regions…

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8 Great Places for Easter Brunch in Evanston

When looking for a place for Easter Brunch in Evanston, there are plenty of options to chose from, with menus and locations to suit every taste. Eater Chicago recently called out Found as one of the 28 Best Spots for Easter Brunch in Chicago, but it’s hardly the only great local option. We found at…

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Procurement 101 Workshop Friday, March 27

The City of Evanston will host the 3rd annual Evanston Procurement 101 workshop to help local businesses and contractors learn how they can do business with the city’s large entities. The free event aims to increase local business opportunities in Evanston. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 27, in…

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