The Seventh Annual Taste of Evanston Festival at the Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse on September 19 will feature 30 of Evanston’s best restaurants, wine merchants and brewers on the Great Lawn of the historic Charles Gates Dawes House, home of the Evanston History Center.
The fundraiser menu, which will be open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., will include popular dishes from the kitchens of Alcove, Clarke’s Off Campus, Coffee Lab, Comfort Desserts, Cross-Rhodes, Cupitol, CW Market and Ice Cream Parlor. , Edzo’s Burger Boutique, Ferme, Firehouse Grill, Hecky’s Barbecue, Hewn Artisan Bread, Kansaku, Kerrygold, Koi, Lulu’s, Mt. Everest Restaurant, NaKorn, Next of Kin, Noire d’Ebéne, Peckish Pig, Rezas, Shangri-La, Soul & Smoke, Taco Diablo and YoFresh Yogurt Café.
Participating local breweries include Sketchbook Brewing Co. and Temperance Beer Co. Wine will be provided by Vinic Wine Co. and the Goddess of Wine. Non-alcoholic drinks courtesy of Valli Produce.
While enjoying food and drink at Dawes House, the former home of the 30th Vice President of the United States, guests can enjoy lake views, live music, and a silent auction. They will also help solve one of Evanston’s most pressing problems: housing insecurity.
The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club Fundraiser raises funds for two organizations tackling the problem: Connections for the Homeless, a nonprofit that helps individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness secure housing, and Reba Place Development Corp., which develops safe, decent and affordable housing that demonstrates how Evanston’s diverse racial and cultural groups can thrive together. Reba Place also sponsors and supports a range of affordable housing options, including affordable rental housing, housing co-ops and affordable condominiums.
A portion of the proceeds will also be used to support the ongoing philanthropic efforts of the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club.
The $ 90 adult ticket price includes all food and drink. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. In order to ensure a safe environment, all guests will be asked to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
For tickets and additional information, please visit tasteofevanston.org.