Wolfgang Puck's A-Go-Go-Gone
The Wolfgang Puck's Grand Cafe at the corner of Church and Maple in Evanston abruptly closed their doors on Sunday citing increasing operating costs as the reason. While I had never been overly impressed with their food several friends of mine loved the place, so I guess whether this is a great loss or not is a matter of personal opinion. Their departure does open up some prime restaurant space though. What type of establishment would hounds like to see move in to the location?
Splendid news to hear Puck's is gone. My wife and I never got a warm feeling in there. Among the chains, I would put CPK (but they need to abandon their interior bumble-bee meets oak color scheme). The place I would die for is Le Pain Quotidien. That would really add something to the fresh lunch scene in downtown EV.
No great loss. They lasted as long as they did only because of the movie theaters and the convenience of having Pucks in the same building.
I think Puck in general is one of the most over-hyped, overrated chefs in the country. Evanston can do better.