Central St. Restaurants Heat Up Chilly Fall

A new "restaurant district" has blossomed in the 2900 block of Central Street.

The Old Neighborhood Grill is now open in the former CDK Mortgage space at 2902 Central. Family-owned, it offers a variety of chicken dinners, hot dogs, burgers, Italian beef and sausage, gyros and a smattering of Greek dishes. A cozy place ringed with high-backed wooden booths and sporting some cheery tilework.

Taylor Street and Rose's Bakery are both now serving pizza. Rose's has a large banner sign advertising pizza from 3-7 pm. Taylor Street offers a $3 slice-and-soda special at lunchtime on Tuesdays, maybe some other days. Some pizza was sorely needed in the area; this is great to see.

For those not wanting to cook this Thanksgiving, consider this option: Jacky's Bistro is serving a Thanksgiving Dinner this turkey day, Thurs. Nov 27, from 12-8 pm. They'll have their Regular Dinner Menu all day as well as a choice of Turkey Special or Leg of Lamb Special for $23.95. Reservations strongly encouraged (847-733-0899).

Remember, when you dine locally, you save gas money, and your tax dollars stay in Evanston!