Mt. Everest was once a good option for interesting dishes in Evanston. They serve a mixed menu of Indian and Nepalese cooking. The Indian fare was always very standard (tandoori dishes, masalas, samosas) but the Nepalese sections of the menu brought some interesting flare to Evanston for me. I recommended Mt. Everest in this post http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=815
Last night we stopped in for a few dishes that were decidedly medicore. I hadn't been in there in at least two years, and the first thing I noticed was that the menu seemed more sparse than I remembered. We started with chicken momos, a nepalese dumpling. I've enjoyed momos at Mt.Ev years ago, and at other Nepalese places in other cities. These momos were not what I expected at all. They were akin to a large, flavorless chinese dumpling. I expected small pockets of very flavorful meat in a much thinner dough.
Unremarkable entrees included a simple Boti Kebab Masala for our meat portion and Nepalese Bhuteko Cauli (cauliflower sauteed in tomato and other Nepalese spices) for our veggie, accompanied by rice and a very un-roti roti. The lamb was tough, but edible, in a flat masala. The cauliflower tasted ok, but nothing I'd order again.
We left full, a didn't spend too much thanks to the WBEZ member card, but I didn't experience the flavors I remembered from my previous visits, either they've slid down the mountain or my palette has climbed higher.
They're moving a few doors west very soon, and there seems to be a new Indian place opening on the same block. There's also a brand new sushi joint with a fast-food vibe on the corner.
Mt. Everest is currently at 618 Church St. in Evanston, (847) 491-1069
I'd love to hear of any other recent experences there.