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Evanston Lunch Group: Bluestone March 14, 12:30

Evanston Lunch Group: Bluestone March 14, 12:30
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    Post #1 - February 24th, 2018, 9:32 am
    Post #1 - February 24th, 2018, 9:32 am Post #1 - February 24th, 2018, 9:32 am
    In March the Evanston Lunch Group will meet at Bluestone in Evanston. Comments about this nearly 20 year old restaurant Bluestone mention it’s craft beer selection, great burgers, interesting and tasty sandwiches plus a very thin crust pizza. The owner of Bluestone is the original owner of Candlelight in Chicago so positive descriptions of the pizza are no surprise. A favorite of their homemade selections is the key lime pie, originally made by the owner’s mother.

    Join us on March 14 at 12:30 at Bluestone and perhaps after lunch you’ll want to walk across the street to pick up a few things at GNR favorite, The Spice House.

    Bluestone
    1932 Central Street
    Evanston IL 60201
    (847) 424-0420
    http://bluestoneevanston.com/menu/lunch

    P. S. The Spice House is having a special competition to celebrate their 60th anniversary but it ends next week, before our our lunch event. Could be a fun challenge to enter and nice prizes.
    https://www.thespicehouse.com
  • Post #2 - February 24th, 2018, 11:17 am
    Post #2 - February 24th, 2018, 11:17 am Post #2 - February 24th, 2018, 11:17 am
    Thanks for the link to the contest. I'm there at least once a month, but was unaware of the contest.

    I cannot yet commit to lunch will try to do so.
  • Post #3 - February 24th, 2018, 12:16 pm
    Post #3 - February 24th, 2018, 12:16 pm Post #3 - February 24th, 2018, 12:16 pm
    In.
  • Post #4 - February 24th, 2018, 6:11 pm
    Post #4 - February 24th, 2018, 6:11 pm Post #4 - February 24th, 2018, 6:11 pm
    In.
  • Post #5 - February 25th, 2018, 3:55 pm
    Post #5 - February 25th, 2018, 3:55 pm Post #5 - February 25th, 2018, 3:55 pm
    I'm in. Thank you for organizing.
  • Post #6 - March 6th, 2018, 9:52 am
    Post #6 - March 6th, 2018, 9:52 am Post #6 - March 6th, 2018, 9:52 am
    I plan to join you.
  • Post #7 - March 9th, 2018, 6:23 pm
    Post #7 - March 9th, 2018, 6:23 pm Post #7 - March 9th, 2018, 6:23 pm
    I will join you. Thanks to B2B for organizing.
  • Post #8 - March 13th, 2018, 1:29 pm
    Post #8 - March 13th, 2018, 1:29 pm Post #8 - March 13th, 2018, 1:29 pm
    Bluestone reservation for tomorrow, March 14 at 12:30, under name, “Bib”
  • Post #9 - March 14th, 2018, 8:17 pm
    Post #9 - March 14th, 2018, 8:17 pm Post #9 - March 14th, 2018, 8:17 pm
    Fun gathering.

    I think most of us agreed the best dish we had was the smoked chicken wings. Nice smoke, nice flavor - just the right amount of heat.
  • Post #10 - March 15th, 2018, 1:19 am
    Post #10 - March 15th, 2018, 1:19 am Post #10 - March 15th, 2018, 1:19 am
    I think EvA said it best ... it's college food. Lots of carbs, cheese and a very good beer list.

    I agree with Lou, that the standout dish was the Smoked Chicken Wings, served with both chunky blue cheese and ranch dressing.
    SmokedChickenWings.JPG Smoked Chicken Wings


    I also liked the Onion Strings ... simple, and not as greasy as the onion loaf at Hackney's.
    OnionStrings.JPG Onion Strings


    Loaded Tater Tots would also fall into the "guilty pleasure" category. The jalapeños were a nice touch.
    LoadedTaterTots.JPG Loaded Tater Tots


    A little less successful was the Spinach-Artichioke Quesadillas ... a bit on the gloppy side.
    Chilaquiles.JPG Spinach and Artichoke Quesadillas


    Despite the caramelized edges, I think many of the group thought the BBQ Chicken Pizza lacked balance, although the thin crust was good. A more conventional pizza might be a better wording choice here.
    BBQChickenPizza.JPG BBQ Chicken Pizza


    We finished up with a credible version of Key Lime Pie.
    KeyLimePie.JPG Key Lime Pie


    Overall, a good option for bar/college food to accompany the good beer list (Although Beer on Central, next door, might be an even better option for sampling interesting beers.)

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