the Favorites


One of the best things about living and playing on the North Shore is the fact you do not have to sacrifice quality that one becomes accustomed to after living in the urban environment within the city. I always have said that the people who live in the North Shore have worked really hard to get where they are and they do not settle for mediocrity. The level of customer service is impeccable on the North Shore as is the quality of product. Here is a list of just a few of my favorite places and recommendations throughout the North Shore.



Pete Miller’s Steak House
1557 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL

Great live music every day of the week, open late, classic steak house menu, awesome holiday brunch buffets, stellar customer service.


Union Pizza
1245 Chicago Ave
Evanston, Il

Sparkling Cava, Octopus, Attached Concert Venue “Space,” Amazing Build-out and Atmosphere.


The Happ Inn
305 Happ Road

Northfield, IL

Everyone in the neighborhood frequents, consistent service and product, open all day (great for afternoon glasses of wine), “Cheers” like atmosphere, great private event space, nightly specials, awesome bartenders and staff. 


1515 Sheridan Road
Wilmette, IL

Views of Lake Michigan, Vast Outside Seating, best space to run into friends, Barista’s know your name, and it now serves beer and wine. (get your gold status via chardonnay!)



Fawn Studio
1328 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL

Passionate Stylists, great build-out, reasonable pricing, perfectionist work, warm and inviting atmosphere, unique product lines. 


Evan’s Nails
821 Noyes St
Evanston, IL

BEST PLACE EVER! Movies on TV, Neck Massages while drying, immaculately clean, personable technicians, easy parking, vast color selection, utterly meticulous. 


Beauty Spot
607 Dempster Street

Evanston, IL

Don’t let the space deceive you, nothing fancy inside by any means but Nargis is an artist and knows her craft. Precise, Fast, Reasonable… Hands down best eyebrow thread in North Shore.


Juniper Boutique
1346 Shermer Road
Northbrook, IL

Great contemporary casual women’s casual clothes, unique accessories and beauty products, stellar customer service, passionate fashionistas.



Fields Auto Group
700 Frontage Road

Northfield, IL

No better dealership group around, family atmosphere, impressive dealership build-outs, great inventory, knowledgeable and inviting sales teams. 


Norm’s Car Wash
1222 Washington Ct

Wilmette, IL

Best car wash I have found in the North Shore, hand wash, nice waiting area, great yearly unlimited wash program.



Hofherr Meat Company
300 S. Happ Rd
Northfield, IL

Passionate, knowledgeable, impressive, unique, epicurean.


Pet Boutique
Noah’s Ark Winnetka
831 Elm St
Winnetka, Illinois

Unique dog apparel, customizable gifts, friendly staff, great selection of gourmet dog treats and food for the most discriminating North Shore pet palates.


Nursery and Landscape Design
3132 Lake Ave

Wilmette, IL

Beyond impressive inventory, holiday gifts and decor, can spend an entire afternoon browsing, learning, and spending.