Food beat: 'Thank you' for chicken

Pedestrians look in on customers dining at the new 10Q Chicken.

10Q Chicken starts its second week of operation today at 816 Church St. in downtown Evanston.

Owners David Yoo and William Song say the 10Q in the name is a play on the phrase "thank you."

And they're serving up Panko-fried chicken breast sandwiches as well as salad bowls with grilled or fried chicken.


An image from the 10Q Chicken website.

After taking Labor Day off, they'll be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

After opening for dinner last weekend with sizable crowds, the new location for Rob Strom's Prairie Moon at 1635 Chicago Ave. will expand its operation to lunchtime service starting at 11:30 a.m. this Thursday.


A rendering of the planned Double Clutch Brewing Company.

The City Council is scheduled to vote Sept. 17 on zoning changes needed to permit construction of the planned Double Clutch Brewing Company at 2119-2125 Ashland Ave.

If you were wondering whether Evanston has a need for a fifth brewpub or craft brewery, the Brewers Association reports that nationwide the number of brewpubs has grown from 1,180 in 2012 to 2,252 last year and the number of microbreweries has grown from 1,143 to 3,812 over the same period.

That suggests there's one brew pub or craft brewery for every 54,000 Americans. But they are hardly evening distributed -- ranging from a high of 11.5 per 100,000 adults in Vermont to a low of 0.6 in Mississippi. Illinois is in the middle of the pack, with 2.1 craft breweries per 100,000 adults.

Here in Evanston, Temperance Beer Company opened in 2013. Peckish PigSmylie Brothers and Sketchbook Brewing Company all opened in 2014.

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