Cart 0

Buffet small for banner.jpg

Thank you to all who attended and supported Taste of Evanston.

In-Kind Sponsors:

Anton's Greenhouses & Garden Centers

Bagel Art

Bradley Investment Center

Kristin Brown

Canal Shores Golf Course

CG Jung Center of Evanston

Julie Chernoff

Evanston Art Center

Evanston Float Center

Evanston History Center

Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

Neil Gambow

Carlos Gonzalez, LMT

KOI Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge

La Maccina Café

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

Marisa Naujokas

North Shore Cider Company

Oceanique

Open Studio Project

Petal Service

Piven Theatre

Charlotte & Steve Steiber

Trader Joe's

Vinic Wine

We Are Lions

Paul Weber

Wine Goddess

 

FOURTH Annual

Taste of
Evanston

 

Join us on July 8, 2018, for our fourth annual Taste of Evanston, brought to you by the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club. The event will be held between 4-7 PM on the east lawn of the magnificent Charles Gates Dawes House, home of the Evanston History Center, for delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts.  While you enjoy food and drink from over 40 of Evanston's trendiest restaurants, local breweries and wine shops you'll also be raising funds to help end homelessness!
 
The majority of this year's proceeds will support Connections for the Homeless, a nonprofit organization that helps individuals and families that are homeless or threatened with homelessness to achieve stable housing AND Reba Place Development Corporation - developing safe, decent, and affordable housing that demonstrates how the diverse racial and cultural groups in Evanston can thrive together. Reba Place also sponsors and supports a range of affordable housing options-including modestly priced rental units, housing coops, and affordable condominiums. Funds raised at the event will also support ongoing philanthropic projects of the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club.
 
Don’t wait to get your tickets!! Tickets are limited to the first 400 guests and it will likely sell out as in years past. This event will take place rain or shine. Sorry, no refunds.

Thank you in advance for joining us for the 4th Annual Taste of Evanston.  Please purchase your tickets as soon as possible as we sold out last year.  And for those that cannot join us this year, we hope that you can make a donation towards our cause.

 
 

Construction team ERW.png

2018 Principal Beneficiaries

Event proceeds will benefit two local nonprofits whose mission aligns with affordable housing. Funds raised will help Connections for the Homeless, a non profit organization that helps individuals and families that are homeless or threatened with homelessness to achieve stable housing AND Reba Place Development Corporation - developing safe, decent, and affordable housing that demonstrates how the diverse racial and cultural groups in Evanston can thrive together. Reba Place also sponsors and supports a range of affordable housing options-including modestly priced rental units, housing coops, and affordable condominiums.

 
 

Delicious maki rolls from Koi.jpg
 

2018 Participating Restaurants, Breweries and Wine Shops

2018 SPONSORS

Connoisseur

$5,000 +

 
 

Epicure

$2,500 - $4,999

 

Ruth D. Rosin

 
 

Gourmet

 

$1,000 - $2,499

Foodie

$500 - $999

 

Contributors

 

$100 - $499

Bruce Baumberger

Carol Bild

Joan Borg

Fran Caan

Steve Carlson

Collective Resource, Inc.

elaine clemens

Don Crost

Evanston Integrative Chiropractic Center

Chris Joyce

Charlotta Koppanyi

Yves Lassere

Jackie Mack

marisa naujokas

Helen Oloroso

Lesley Peters

Gary Peterson

beverly price

Susan Prout

Jean Saunders

Ann Searles

John Searles

Kathy Tate-Bradish

Valli Produce International Fresh Market

Ann Weatherhead

 

 
 

Featuring...

Vince Gerasole new with logo.jpg

Vince Gerasole

Vince Gerasole, an award winning reporter and anchor for CBS 2 Chicago will emcee the event.  Gerasole has been honored for excellence in broadcast journalism throughout his career. In addition to receiving 14 Emmy Awards, he was named the Best Broadcast Reporter and Best Newswriter in the state by the Associated Press of Illinois, and he is a three-time James Beard Award nominee for Excellence in Broadcast Food Reporting:  chicago.cbslocal.com

jazz music.jpg

the jonah karsh quartet

 

 
 
Charles Gates Dawes House Evanston Illinois 2.jpg

 

Charles Gates Dawes House


The 1895 Dawes House rests on a two-acre lakefront site. Designed in the French chateaux style, the three-and-a- half story mansion has twenty-five rooms, six bedrooms, six bathrooms and twelve fireplaces. Once home to the 30th Vice President of the United States, the Dawes House is a national Historic Landmark and home to the Evanston History Center.  Tours of the house will be available during the event. Click the following for directions here.

 
 
 
dawes-house-eric-allix-rogers-10.jpg
 

Bill and Fran Caan with John Enright of Bluestone.jpg

The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club serves the needs of our local community and our brothers and sisters around the world.  Here’s what we are currently doing:

Community Service Projects

   Repairing homes of low income elderly, disabled and families with children

   Providing professional dental care for those in need

   Supporting healthy breakfast programs for elementary school students

   Funding job training programs

   Supporting mental health care for our neighbors in need

    Funding addiction treatment for young adults

   Helping to provide legal services and advocacy for disconnected youth

   Delivering meals for the homebound in Evanston

 

International Service Projects

   Supporting ongoing work to eradicate Polio worldwide

   Providing sustainable access to clean water and sanitation in Haiti

   Supporting construction at a school for orphans in India

   Funding safe sex education in rural communities in Kenya

   Sponsoring doctor training for cleft surgery in the Philippines

  Funding the rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked children in Ghana

   Providing solar power to a school in Uganda

   Providing laparoscopic surgical equipment in Bolivia


The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club meets Tuesdays from 7:15 to 8:30 am at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60201, for breakfast and a speaker.  Membership is open to service oriented residents and workers of the area.  Guests are welcome to attend the meetings.  To learn more about the club, its schedule of breakfast programs, and its charitable and service programs, visit www.evlrc.org.

 
Marcus Yakhnis and Sandeep Ghaey of Vinic Wine Company.jpg

Please join us!