Carol asked. Mibs answered. Thanks to Carol for writing “Make It Better.net” to suggest that we include Places To Lunch as a sub-category. This was genius! Mibs (the Make It Better Staff) discussed this idea and we unanimously decided to develop a detailed listing as soon as possible.
In the meantime, here are some of our personal favorites (in no particular order) for where to lunch:
Cafe Buongiorno: Their side of mushrooms are to die for! Great soups, too! Winnetka
California Pizza Kitchen: Yes, it has that franchise atmosphere, but the salads are amazing. If you’re watching calories, ask for their diet balsamic dressing and their mango or raspberry diet iced tea.
Cheesecake Factory: Again, a franchise — but their salads make it worthwhile. Also love the Shrimp Summer Rolls. Skokie
Convito Italiano: Featuring favorites from the Convito and Betise menus. Bonus: you can pick up dinner to go at their fab deli. Wilmette
Jackie’s Bistro: Sophisticated and oh so continental. Fabulous food. Evanston
Little Ricky’s: Best sweet potato fries ever. Nice atmosphere. Winnetka
The Lucky Platter: Down to earth, eclectic, and yummy. Great brunch fare. Evanston
Neiman Marcus Café: Especially fun when they are having a fashion show! The popovers and chicken salad are classics. Northbrook
Rose’s Wheat-Free Bakery: Healthy and soooo delicious. Who knew wheat-free could be this good? Evanston Royin Japanese Sushi Bar: Good, fast, and inexpensive. Huge menu; great lunch specials. Evanston
Southgate Café: Wonderful atmosphere and so grown up. Lake Forest
… and the list goes on from there… honestly, there were too many to include them all, so look for our new category “Ladies Lunch” soon! Your friends at MIBS