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Dining Out: Wilmette’s Pescadero ‘firing on all cylinders’ since opening

June 17, 2019 by Erin Yarnall, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Finding a table at Pescadero shortly after the restaurant opens at 5 p.m. on weekdays may seem like a daunting task.

But for owners Mike Chookaszian and Nick Hynes, and chef Matthew Fitzgibbons, that’s not a problem.

“We’ve...

Dining Out: Mercado’s slow, rustic cooking speeds up attraction to new restaurant

by Jason Addy, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

After decades in the Chicago restaurant industry, Richard Vallejo and chef Yanni Sanchez teamed up to launch Mercado Cocina and Cantina in Glenview, and it has been an instant hit for the community. 

Vallejo, co-owner...

Dining Out: 5B2F Akira Sushi comes ‘home’ to Wilmette

by Alyssa Groh, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

After closing 153 Akira Sushi in Wilmette and taking some time off, it brings tears to Kelly Yang’s eyes to have a restaurant in Wilmette again. 

5B2F Akira Sushi opened under a new name and new location, but has the...

Dining Out: Glencoe’s Guanajuato crafts fresh, authentic meals with care

by Martin Carlino, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

When visiting Glencoe’s Guanajuato Contemporary Mexican and Tequila Bar, you become part of a new family. 

Even if just for the duration of your dining experience, owner Margarita Challenger and her entire staff hope each guest that walks...