Wednesday night North side/Evanston
I am looking for suggestions for dinner this Wednesday night. My preferences are:
*Far north side or Evanston
*Vegetarian friendly (but fish okay too)
*Entrees under $15 average
Any place with Wednesday-night specials (i.e. half-price bottles of wine; prix fixe menu, etc.) welcome too.
Café Suron on Pratt Blvd. (east of Sheridan) has a large selection of tasty Persian/Mediterranean vegetarian small plates and salads mostly priced under $5 (I recommend the Dolmas and the Kashke Bademanjan). I have vegetarian friends who make a meal out of just appetizers, although Café Suron also serves a couple of vegetarian entrées and a half dozen fish entrées ($12-$17) as well. For any meatatarians in the crowd, Suron also grills succulent lamb and beef kebabs (IMHO the best). It is a very attractive space (although it can get noisy when crowded),with friendly and competent service. It is BYOB. While I don't think they offer outdoor seating, the room is very open and garden-like with tall windows all around (which are sometimes open).
The only drawback is that parking is tough around there (unless you want to park 3 blocks north in the beach parking lot, and walk through the park to Pratt). If you have trouble finding a space, run into the restaurant, and they will park your car for you (or clear a space in the loading zone out front).
BTW The pier at the end of Pratt Blvd (1 block east) offers a beautiful view of downtown and the lakeshore.