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moroccan in skokie, crepes in evanston

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moroccan in skokie, crepes in evanston

leek | Apr 10, 2003 07:08 PM

Hi

last night I went to the new Moroccan place in Skokie on Depster just W. of McCormick (I think it is called Marakesh?). The food is good, a bit salty, and their servers are pleasant but need a bit of polish. It's kosher (meat with veggie options, no dairy). You can BYOB but they have to approve it (I assume to make sure it's kosher). There are small salads for $2 - about 1/2 cup or less of whatever the item is, larger appetizer plates, sandwiches in the $8 range, and full dinners up to $16 for couscous or rice and chicken/beef/lamb. There were bunches of kids, it seemed mostly to be locals (if you weren't a kid the youngest adult seemed to be around 40 :) We had a bunch of salads and a Cofta sandwich (fried meatballs, very tasty). They open on Saturday night 90 minutes after sundown. I'd go back.

There's a new crepe place on Sherman between Grove and Davis (on the E. side of the street), they have a web site which I will link to. I had this whole great review composed and then my computer crashed :( They don't wrap the food in the crepes, they fold them and ladle the food on top. The crepes are pretty thick, and the batter for the dinner ones seemed as sweet as the dessert ones. The dessert crepes all have very sweet sauces and can probably be shared. The salad maison is iceberg lettuce with meager shavings of carrot and beet, and a halved cherry tomato. Other salads sounded much more interesting. They have a small wine list, no corkage allowed. We were there on the 2nd night it was open, and the servers seemed very open to suggestions (the owners less so ;). We'll see how it progresses.

Link: http://www.vivelacrepe.com

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