Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bill’s Drive In

My friend Bill told me the other day that I can’t do a negative review…that I always have something good to say.

Yes, it’s true if I don’t like a restaurant, it does not make the blog. So just to keep Bill happy, here is my take on Bill’s Drive In.

Bon Appetit!

Being a huge fan of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives, I was fascinated that there was an old drive-in restaurant in Evanston (120 Asbury) called Bill’s. Until a few years ago it had been family owned and operated since the 1940’s.

The reviews are all over the place and I have to admit that my burger was probably the thinnest one I have ever eaten. You definitely need a double just to see any meat. I’m with those who give Bill’s a 1 star because I didn’t find the food extremely appetizing or high quality. I know – I am at the opposite end of a huge base of fans who just can’t get enough of this place.

I did find a high spot on my way back to Evanston however. Apple the Second Boutique at 745 West Howard is a beautiful shop in the heart of an economically depressed area. This little shop not only had really adorable designs but everything was so reasonably priced. I would definitely go out of my way to shop here again. Open Monday – Saturday from 12 Noon to 7 PM.

Bon Appetit!