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Join Evanston Made, Downtown Evanston, Main-Dempster Mile, Central Street Evanston for a Memorial Day weekend staycation! From Friday, May 22 to Monday, May 25, stroll around the business districts to view art in storefront windows, go window shopping and pick-up picnics or BBQ family meals to go! Explore our wonderful community and support local businesses over this traditional family holiday weekend.

Google Map includes Evanston Art Connects and Art-in-Place installations, public art, window shopping and to go dining specials: http://ow.ly/pAf550zLKKb

Keep your eyes and ears open for three wandering characters from Actor's Gymnasium on Saturday from 2-4pm and listen for the sounds of Evanston-based jazz vocalist Petra van Nuis and guitarist Andy Brown on the streets of Sherman Avenue. This jazz and swing duo will provide musical entertainment to people walking by the former Gap building (1708 Sherman Ave) on Saturday from 12-2pm.  

This is part of a larger citywide art initiative inviting anyone and everyone to make art at home and display it for all to see. Beyond front doors and yard signs, we’re inviting all Evanston residents to “art-bomb” Evanston through June 9! Learn more at evanstonmade.org/ and kidscreatechange.com/

Below is a list of businesses in downtown Evanston hosting art installation. Coming soon is a Google Map with art installations, public art, shopping and dining specials. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and  sign up for our newsletter to receive updates. View specials on Main-Dempster Mile maindempstermile.com/

10Q Chicken | 816 Church Street
Featuring artist Eli Sobel 

Accents Plus | 601 Davis Street

Featuring artist Connie Gillock 

Artem Pop Up Gallery | 1637 Sherman Avenue
Featuring several artists at the gallery

Assembly Creators Market | 1642 Orrington Avenue
Featuring artist Isabella Gougenheim 

Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Avenue
Featuring artist Shruti Vijay 

Beck's Bookstore | 716 Clark Street
Featuring artist Marjorie Davidson 

Chiropractic First | 1609 Chicago Avenue

Featuring artist Barbara Freeman

Coucou & Olive | 1716 Sherman Avenue
Featuring artist Bryana Bibbs

Creative Coworking | 922 Davis Street
Featuring artist Karen Kelmak 

Francis Willard House & Museum | 1730 Chicago Avenue
Featuring artist Vanessa Filley 

Gather | 602 Davis Street
Featuring artists Seneca, Adelei, Zinnea and Angela Lyonsmith 

Gigio's Pizzeria | 1001 Davis Street
Featuring artist Baz Cumberbach

Next of Kin Cafe & Restaurant | 625 Davis Street
Featuring artist Larry Lundy 

One River School of Art & Design | 1033 Davis Street
Featuring artists Maureen Crowley and Barbara Sitter

DINING SPECIALS



The Barn Steakhouse

The Barn Steakhouse

The Memorial Day special features a full slab of BBQ ribs with coleslaw and waffle fries in addition to their regular to-go menu. Pick up dates/times are:

Friday 5:00pm - 7:00pm 
Saturday 5:00pm - 7:00pm 
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm


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Cupitol Coffee & Eatery

Cupitol Coffee & Eatery

For Memorial Day, customers can order a Brunch or Burger Box for two or four to go! Now with expanded hours on weekends, Saturday & Sunday from 7am to 4pm! Weekdays are 8:30am to 5pm.

BRUNCH BOX
Mini Pastries, Scrambled Eggs, Berry Mascarpone French Toast, a Gravlax Bagel Tray (bagels with Gravlax, herb cream cheese, and cucumber), a choice of Crispy Bacon, Chicken Sausage, or Avocado and Cold Brew or House Brew Coffee. For two people - $40 and for four people - $80.  
 
BURGER BOX
Cupitol Prime Beef Patties, Housemade Brioche Buns, Garnishes (grilled onions, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, mayo, BBQ sauce), choice of Veggie Salad or Kale Ceasar Salad, Mac and Cheese, and Flavored Pellegrinos or Sodas. For two people - $40 and for four people - $80.  

Order online at link below. 

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Found | 1631 Chicago Avenue

Found | 1631 Chicago Avenue

THIS WEEK'S FAMILY MEAL 
$66.00 SERVES FOUR
CRISPY FRIED CHICKEN - 10 PIECES (FULL CHICKEN & 2 EXTRA THIGHS)

PICKLED CUCUMBER SALAD, MINT, BASIL, SESAME SEEDS

WARP FARMS FINGERLING POTATO SALAD, SCALLION, TARRAGON

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NaKorn Kitchen | 1622 Orrington Ave.

NaKorn Kitchen | 1622 Orrington Ave.

Celebrate the Memorial day weekend with summery Thai dishes. We created a menu inspired by picnic food that Thais love, pre-order by Saturday May 23

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Prairie Moon | 1635 Chicago Avenue

Prairie Moon | 1635 Chicago Avenue

It’s National Barbecue Month and Prairie Moon is celebrating with a special menu for delivery and curbside pick-up for Memorial Day Weekend.
Delivery available for Saturday & Monday. Curbside pick-up only on Sunday.

Dinner for Two for $37! Your bbq meal includes:

BLUE RIBBON FRIED CHICKEN
Tony’s buttermilk fried chicken – ó chicken 5pcs

KANSAS CITY SPARE RIBS
1# St. Louis cut spare ribs with Kansas City rub and finished with Kansas City sauce

FARMER’S SALAD
vegetables, greens, bacon, baby mozzarella, toasted corn, black beans, grape tomatoes, cilantro ranch dressing

MASHED POTATOES AND GRAVY
Homemade mashed redskin potatoes served with country chicken gravy

TONY’S ICE BOX BROWNIE
Homemade fudge brownie with vanilla bean icing & chocolate chips

BUTTERCRUMB SOURDOUGH BREAD & BUTTER

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Smylie Brother Brewing Co. | 1615 Oak Avenue

Smylie Brother Brewing Co. | 1615 Oak Avenue

Midwestern BBQ specials all the time plus all the delicious sides! 

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