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    Post #1 - February 24th, 2024, 6:39 pm
    Post #1 - February 24th, 2024, 6:39 pm Post #1 - February 24th, 2024, 6:39 pm
    Our April lunch will be at a brand new place in Wilmette, so new it isn't even open yet! (Their opening day is this Thursday, February 29.) It's very promising because of the key individuals behind Evadean's Bakery and Café: husband-and-wife couple chef Garrett and baker Jordana, and her father, chef Jory Downer. Garrett started working as a sous chef at Farmhouse Tavern and worked his way up to executive chef at Farmhouse Evanston, which coincidentally formerly occupied the site of last month's ELG™ lunch at Evanston Corner Bistro. Jordana is a graduate of the French Pastry School in Chicago. Jory's father, Guy Downer, bought Bennison's Bakery in Evanston in 1967, and Jory has been working there since 1975. Jory won the grand prize at the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie in Paris in 2005.

    As always, all are welcome to join us! If possible, please post a note if you're planning to attend, so that we can reserve the appropriate size table for the group.

    Evadean's Bakery and Café
    1115 Central Ave
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    (224) 408-2695

    EDIT: We have moved this lunch back a month because it is the perfect venue for our customary April festivities. :)
    Last edited by nsxtasy on March 27th, 2024, 9:49 am, edited 6 times in total.
  • Post #2 - February 25th, 2024, 8:38 am
    Post #2 - February 25th, 2024, 8:38 am Post #2 - February 25th, 2024, 8:38 am
    “Anticipated Launch” menus are promising. I’ll be there.
  • Post #3 - February 25th, 2024, 9:57 am
    Post #3 - February 25th, 2024, 9:57 am Post #3 - February 25th, 2024, 9:57 am
    I'm in.
  • Post #4 - February 26th, 2024, 4:42 pm
    Post #4 - February 26th, 2024, 4:42 pm Post #4 - February 26th, 2024, 4:42 pm
    I’ll be there.
  • Post #5 - March 6th, 2024, 12:41 pm
    Post #5 - March 6th, 2024, 12:41 pm Post #5 - March 6th, 2024, 12:41 pm
    Please note, we have moved our Evadean's lunch to April (date TBD) and our March 19 lunch will be at Taste of Nepal.
  • Post #6 - March 7th, 2024, 10:04 am
    Post #6 - March 7th, 2024, 10:04 am Post #6 - March 7th, 2024, 10:04 am
    Depends on the date, but I will make it if I can.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #7 - March 26th, 2024, 11:12 am
    Post #7 - March 26th, 2024, 11:12 am Post #7 - March 26th, 2024, 11:12 am
    I'm bumping this topic as a reminder that we have a date (April 16) for our April lunch at Evadean's. All are welcome!

    EDIT: Now April 15
    Last edited by nsxtasy on March 27th, 2024, 9:49 am, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #8 - March 26th, 2024, 1:39 pm
    Post #8 - March 26th, 2024, 1:39 pm Post #8 - March 26th, 2024, 1:39 pm
    Sorry, I can’t make this date.
  • Post #9 - March 26th, 2024, 1:45 pm
    Post #9 - March 26th, 2024, 1:45 pm Post #9 - March 26th, 2024, 1:45 pm
    The 16th is problematic for me. We have a faculty meeting scheduled that day, but sometimes those are cancelled or are basically filled with announcements. I might not know until a few days before.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #10 - March 26th, 2024, 1:57 pm
    Post #10 - March 26th, 2024, 1:57 pm Post #10 - March 26th, 2024, 1:57 pm
    I'm in.
  • Post #11 - March 26th, 2024, 3:25 pm
    Post #11 - March 26th, 2024, 3:25 pm Post #11 - March 26th, 2024, 3:25 pm
    GAF wrote:The 16th is problematic for me. We have a faculty meeting scheduled that day, but sometimes those are cancelled or are basically filled with announcements. I might not know until a few days before.

    Can you make it if we move it to Monday April 15?

    I don't know whether I can make it April 15. I need to see my surgeon that day but won't know what time until I see him on April 1.
  • Post #12 - March 26th, 2024, 3:39 pm
    Post #12 - March 26th, 2024, 3:39 pm Post #12 - March 26th, 2024, 3:39 pm
    nsxtasy wrote:
    GAF wrote:The 16th is problematic for me. We have a faculty meeting scheduled that day, but sometimes those are cancelled or are basically filled with announcements. I might not know until a few days before.

    Can you make it if we move it to Monday April 15?

    I don't know whether I can make it April 15. I need to see my surgeon that day but won't know what time until I see him on April 1.


    I think that it makes sense to keep the date as is, rather than waiting until April. I will attend if I can. (I am free on April 15th, but others may have conflicts).
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #13 - March 26th, 2024, 4:34 pm
    Post #13 - March 26th, 2024, 4:34 pm Post #13 - March 26th, 2024, 4:34 pm
    I’m easy either way.
  • Post #14 - March 26th, 2024, 4:45 pm
    Post #14 - March 26th, 2024, 4:45 pm Post #14 - March 26th, 2024, 4:45 pm
    If the date is moved to the 15th, I can be there. I’ll wait to see what’s decided.
  • Post #15 - March 26th, 2024, 5:05 pm
    Post #15 - March 26th, 2024, 5:05 pm Post #15 - March 26th, 2024, 5:05 pm
    Okay, let's see what happens on April 1. If I can make an appointment that doesn't conflict with lunch, we'll switch it.
  • Post #16 - March 27th, 2024, 9:52 am
    Post #16 - March 27th, 2024, 9:52 am Post #16 - March 27th, 2024, 9:52 am
    I moved things around so I can make it on our new date: MONDAY APRIL 15. See you then!
  • Post #17 - March 27th, 2024, 10:03 am
    Post #17 - March 27th, 2024, 10:03 am Post #17 - March 27th, 2024, 10:03 am
    Now I have no excuse to miss the faculty meeting!

    I'm in. (Maybe with +1, but we will see).
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #18 - March 27th, 2024, 10:11 am
    Post #18 - March 27th, 2024, 10:11 am Post #18 - March 27th, 2024, 10:11 am
    I’ll be there. My multiple experiences at Evadean’s this month have been very enjoyable and I’m looking forward to trying more of their offerings in the cafe AND the bakery. Every time I’ve been there it’s been really busy, even 15 minutes before closing.
  • Post #19 - March 28th, 2024, 9:50 am
    Post #19 - March 28th, 2024, 9:50 am Post #19 - March 28th, 2024, 9:50 am
    Add my +1.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #20 - March 29th, 2024, 10:52 am
    Post #20 - March 29th, 2024, 10:52 am Post #20 - March 29th, 2024, 10:52 am
    Cabbagehead and I can make this, and we look forward to joining you!
  • Post #21 - March 31st, 2024, 7:37 pm
    Post #21 - March 31st, 2024, 7:37 pm Post #21 - March 31st, 2024, 7:37 pm
    Just to recap, it looks like the following will be coming, at least so far (anyone else can still come too!):

    1-2. nsxtasy+1
    3. B2B
    4. nr706
    5. moetchandon
    6-7. GAF+1
    8-9. EvA and Cabbagehead
    10. cateme (tentative, depending on work schedule)
    11. LHS
    Last edited by nsxtasy on April 2nd, 2024, 9:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #22 - April 2nd, 2024, 8:46 am
    Post #22 - April 2nd, 2024, 8:46 am Post #22 - April 2nd, 2024, 8:46 am
    Please count me in.
  • Post #23 - April 6th, 2024, 4:24 pm
    Post #23 - April 6th, 2024, 4:24 pm Post #23 - April 6th, 2024, 4:24 pm
    I am afraid I have surgery scheduled on the 15th, so won't be able to make it (no duh!). I wish Ken a very happy birthday in advance!
  • Post #24 - April 6th, 2024, 7:04 pm
    Post #24 - April 6th, 2024, 7:04 pm Post #24 - April 6th, 2024, 7:04 pm
    rgl201 wrote:I am afraid I have surgery scheduled on the 15th, so won't be able to make it (no duh!).

    Quel dommage! Bonne chance!
    rgl201 wrote:I wish Ken a very happy birthday in advance!

    Merci!
  • Post #25 - April 14th, 2024, 10:53 am
    Post #25 - April 14th, 2024, 10:53 am Post #25 - April 14th, 2024, 10:53 am
    When arriving, ask them to direct you to the table for 11 for Ken.
  • Post #26 - April 14th, 2024, 7:09 pm
    Post #26 - April 14th, 2024, 7:09 pm Post #26 - April 14th, 2024, 7:09 pm
    ***Planning On Attending
  • Post #27 - Yesterday, 7:24 pm
    Post #27 - Yesterday, 7:24 pm Post #27 - Yesterday, 7:24 pm
    I have created a new topic in the Eating Out in Chicagoland forum, in which I have posted photos from our lunch:

    Evadean's Bakery & Cafe in Wilmette

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