Apart from new featured reviews of Schwa and Sixteen in this week’s Food & Drink we have nine others in the listings and a bonus in the Reader Restaurant Finder. Kate Schmidt would take the bus to the Peterson Park tapas restaurant Cafe Marbella, though an easier CTA trip would let her relax among throngs of Evanstonians at Union Pizzeria. David Hammond barely stayed awake at La Cocina de Frida, and Anne Spiselman thought the eats at the Libertine far outclassed the cheesy faux-Victorian vibe. Martha Bayne says Natalino’s is good enough for her parents–but not for her–and the food at Nxxt isn’t good for anyone. I was surprised how good Nia was despite its wide-ranging menu, and I’m holding out hope for Troy Graves’s Tallulah. Finally, there’s no surprise at the stupidity of Rockstar Dogs, and I recommend holding your nose at Con Sabor Cubano. Better yet, take out.
Next time: Mercat a la Planxa, Take Me Out, Jack Rabbit, The Fifty/50, and more.