My wife & I will be visiting our son at Northwestern in October and we need help with restaurant suggestions. I have read many posts on this board, but am having a hard time since there are so many options. I am familiar with the Evanston choices, but we don't mind driving or using public transportation. It seems as though the neighborhoods north of downtown are closer, but I am seeking soem assistance with recommendations. We are foodies and enjoy italian, latin, cuban, mexican, chinese or asian, mediterranean, and of course American. Pricewise, I am thinking no higher than $40/person before drinks & dessert. Of course, anything under that would be fine as well. I tried the Frontera Grill, but not available. I have read about Lao Sze Chuan in Chinatrown and was wondering how spicy it is, as in more than your typical sichuan restaurant?