Save the Date! Join us on July 14, 2019, for our fifth 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 to all who attended and supported Taste of Evanston.
Anton's Greenhouses & Garden Centers
Bradley Investment Center
Canal Shores Golf Course
CG Jung Center of Evanston
Evanston Art Center
Evanston Float Center
Evanston History Center
Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse
Carlos Gonzalez, LMT
KOI Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge
La Maccina Café
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
North Shore Cider Company
Open Studio Project
Charlotte & Steve Steiber
We Are Lions
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.
$100 - $499
Collective Resource, Inc.
Evanston Integrative Chiropractic Center
Valli Produce International Fresh Market
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
the jonah karsh quartet
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.
Tips from Participating Restaurants
Terra & Vine
hoosier mama pie co.
GOOD TO GO jamaican
mt. everest restaurant