4 New North Shore Hot Spots

Julie Chernoff and Laura Hine | June 28, 2017 | Feature National

Part of our 40 finest things happening on the North Shore food scene right now.
The pizza is indeed square at Union Squared. It's Detroit style!

Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe After perfecting their recipes at the Wilmette French Market and Highwood’s evening market, owners Matt and Sarah Halack bring their thin-crust wood-fired pizzas and a liquor license to Hubbard Woods. Local nonprofit The Floured Apron provides calorieworthy desserts. 899 Green Bay Road, Winnetka

Valor This French-American bistro from chef Benoit Fliou is just what downtown Glencoe ordered. Seasonal favorites (purple asparagus with black garlic aioli, wild ramps and salmon terrine) combine forces with brasserie classics (moules marinières, steak frites) to mouthwatering effect. 667 Vernon Ave., Glencoe

Torino Ramen Three friends, all born in Japan but now North Shore residents, knew we needed real, traditional ramen. Together, they run one of 2017’s hottest new restaurants in Chicagoland. The Yuzu Lover ramen bowl will make you weep. 1162 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette

Union Squared The talented team behind Evanston’s uberpopular Union Pizzeria branches out with Detroit-style square pan pizza. The crust is light and fluffy with a seriously cheesy, crispy edge. The result? Pizza perfection, Motown-style. 1307 Chicago Ave., Evanston


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