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Evanston Lunch Group™ @ Jilly's Bistro, Wed Feb 20 12:30 pm
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  • Post #31 - February 21st, 2019, 8:58 pm
    Post #31 - February 21st, 2019, 8:58 pm Post #31 - February 21st, 2019, 8:58 pm
    bweiny wrote:They [Thai In-Box] have plenty of dine-in seating. Probably a capacity of 25-30, at least. I would not suggest a carry-out only place.

    When did this happen? Back when my office was nearby it was strictly carry-out but that was right after it turned over from being Opart's. After that, seating or not, it didn't matter. The place was awful . . . and that's saying a lot because Opart's wasn't very good to begin with.

    =R=
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  • Post #32 - February 21st, 2019, 11:44 pm
    Post #32 - February 21st, 2019, 11:44 pm Post #32 - February 21st, 2019, 11:44 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    bweiny wrote:They [Thai In-Box] have plenty of dine-in seating. Probably a capacity of 25-30, at least. I would not suggest a carry-out only place.
    When did this happen? Back when my office was nearby it was strictly carry-out but that was right after it turned over from being Opart's. After that, seating or not, it didn't matter. The place was awful . . . and that's saying a lot because Opart's wasn't very good to begin with.
    I can't say when exactly it changed, best guess is maybe 2015. I believe it is when they moved kitty-corner across the street to the plaza at the SE corner of the intersection.
    Their Yelp! 'from the owner' just says they were established in 2012, and that they started as carry-out only but have since become full service w/ liquor license. Doesn't say when.

    I can't speak for pre-2017, but it's been more reliable than the others mentioned. Just know they're not Aroy/Tac, and request all the items full heat to let the flavor come out.
  • Post #33 - February 22nd, 2019, 12:38 am
    Post #33 - February 22nd, 2019, 12:38 am Post #33 - February 22nd, 2019, 12:38 am
    bweiny wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    bweiny wrote:They [Thai In-Box] have plenty of dine-in seating. Probably a capacity of 25-30, at least. I would not suggest a carry-out only place.
    When did this happen? Back when my office was nearby it was strictly carry-out but that was right after it turned over from being Opart's. After that, seating or not, it didn't matter. The place was awful . . . and that's saying a lot because Opart's wasn't very good to begin with.
    I can't say when exactly it changed, best guess is maybe 2015. I believe it is when they moved kitty-corner across the street to the plaza at the SE corner of the intersection.
    Their Yelp! 'from the owner' just says they were established in 2012, and that they started as carry-out only but have since become full service w/ liquor license. Doesn't say when.

    I can't speak for pre-2017, but it's been more reliable than the others mentioned. Just know they're not Aroy/Tac, and request all the items full heat to let the flavor come out.

    Ok, got it. Thanks, for the intel. I had no idea that they even moved. It's been a long time since I've been by there and as the location is described above, it didn't even occur to me that they were now on the other side of the street.

    Fwiw, their former location, a tiny carry-out-only storefront on the west side of Skokie Blvd (north of Old Glenview), briefly became Thali Bites Unfortunately, they did not last long at all.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #34 - February 22nd, 2019, 9:47 am
    Post #34 - February 22nd, 2019, 9:47 am Post #34 - February 22nd, 2019, 9:47 am
    oops I think we forgot to ask at Tratoria if we could get the senior discount... Possibly we would have had to order "one per" entrees to qualify.

    edited to change wrong number of attendees.
    --Carey aka underdog
  • Post #35 - February 22nd, 2019, 7:21 pm
    Post #35 - February 22nd, 2019, 7:21 pm Post #35 - February 22nd, 2019, 7:21 pm
    Okay, then we can consider Thai Inbox for a future ELG™ lunch. (Incidentally, Google still thinks they're carry-out only and still on Skokie Blvd in Wilmette.)

    Another new place recently opened in Rogers Park and is open for lunch: Onward.
    Restaurant website
    Backstory
    Based on an appealing website menu, I'd be willing to give it a try...
  • Post #36 - February 22nd, 2019, 7:47 pm
    Post #36 - February 22nd, 2019, 7:47 pm Post #36 - February 22nd, 2019, 7:47 pm
    Backstory looks interesting, but....

    Looks like backstory is almost all sandwiches for lunch, which *MAY* divide 4 ways, or maybe only 2 ways, so sharing might be difficult? OK, salads too, also probably not divisible beyond 4. Or is the dinner menu available at lunch time also?
    --Carey aka underdog
  • Post #37 - February 23rd, 2019, 1:03 pm
    Post #37 - February 23rd, 2019, 1:03 pm Post #37 - February 23rd, 2019, 1:03 pm
    nsxtasy wrote:Incidentally, Google still thinks they're carry-out only and still on Skokie Blvd in Wilmette.
    They are still on Skokie Blvd, just the SE corner of the intersection, having moved from the NW.

    It's easy to think that it should be Skokie, not Wilmette, since the first block N of Old Orchard is still Skokie, and there's no intersection on Skokie Blvd to mark the border. But the NT-Niles township border cuts right through the middle of Westmoreland CC on a line parallel to Central St in Evanston and Central Rd in Glenview. The Room & Board is the end of Skokie, the Chase Bank is the start of Wilmette.
    - Geography class (no one asked for) dismissed.
  • Post #38 - February 23rd, 2019, 5:28 pm
    Post #38 - February 23rd, 2019, 5:28 pm Post #38 - February 23rd, 2019, 5:28 pm
    diversedancer wrote:also probably not divisible beyond 4.
    If a train is traveling 103 kilometers per hour and Little Johnny has three sandwiches, four friends and a yellow-crested cockatoo what time will they arrive in Gibraltar. Is there an up-charge for adding blue cheese?
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #39 - February 23rd, 2019, 6:24 pm
    Post #39 - February 23rd, 2019, 6:24 pm Post #39 - February 23rd, 2019, 6:24 pm
    G Wiv wrote:
    diversedancer wrote:also probably not divisible beyond 4.
    If a train is traveling 103 kilometers per hour and Little Johnny has three sandwiches, four friends and a yellow-crested cockatoo what time will they arrive in Gibraltar. Is there an up-charge for adding blue cheese?


    Only on Wednesdays and the 10th of every even numbered month.
    --Carey aka underdog
  • Post #40 - July 11th, 2019, 6:52 pm
    Post #40 - July 11th, 2019, 6:52 pm Post #40 - July 11th, 2019, 6:52 pm
    bweiny wrote:
    bweiny wrote:I noticed Thai Inbox (Skokie Blvd at Old Glenview in Wilmette <1 mile from Evanston border) wasn't listed.
    They have plenty of dine-in seating. Probably a capacity of 25-30, at least.

    True. They have six movable four-tops and six banquette two-tops.

    nsxtasy wrote:Okay, then we can consider Thai Inbox for a future ELG™ lunch.

    We had dinner there tonight (review posted here) and it was very good indeed. Between the great food and the ample seating, I think it's a good candidate for a future ELG™ lunch!

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