As usual, I'm driving myself crazy trying to come up with restaurant suggestions. We're former Chicagoans, and we'll be visiting friends on the North Shore. I'd like something that we can't get in our small western city, price kind of no object, though a little chef-owned place would be great too. We'll be going out the night of the Parade of Lights, so want to stay away from downtown. So far, the list includes Carlos (it's stellar, of course, but we've been there already with these friends) and Arun's (might be too weird for some of the crowd). We going to Trio another night. Hubby suggested Italian, but I can't come up with anything in our geographic area (away from downtown) that sounds interesting. (Though we really like Merlo, and we're going there a different night.) Any other ideas?