Evanston’s 2nd Annual PEP Restaurant Week

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Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual restaurant week happening in Evanston from Monday September 23rd thru Friday September 27th. Take advantage of this opportunity to eat some delicious food that will help benefit The PTA Equity Project. 

Who this Benefits

This event was created by equity representatives from all of the 13 District 65 schools. They created this project, The PTA Equity Project (or PEP) to help with issues that schools were having with fundraising opportunities. Every school was not reaching their fundraising goals, and the fundraising was not equal between the schools, with some schools able to fundraise 10 times more than others. The difference in fundraising was leading to a difference in per-student spending and overall education. 

This event raises funds to support the PTA Equity Project which will in turn provide support and student enrichment. Each location will donate 10-20% of the cost of each meal to the Project.

To learn more about PEP’s restaurant week and find details for each participating restaurant, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/PTAEquityProject/.

Additionally, if you would like to donate additional funds please consider a donation here:


Restaurants Participating

Here is a list of the restaurants participating this year: Candlelite, Curt’s Cafe, Dengeos, Firehouse, Ovo Frito Cafe, YoFresh Yogurt, Herm’s Palace, La Principal, Beth’s Little Bake Shop, Old Neighborhood Grill, Panino’s Pizzeria, Firefly Kitchen, Peckish Pig, The Cellar at Stained Glass, Edzo’s Burger Shop, Bake HomeMade Pizza, Frio Gelato, KOI Fine Asian Cuisine, Good To Go Jamican Cuisine and Pizza Hut. If you choose to dine at any of these locations please mention you are there to support the PTA Equity Project. 

“We are excited that so many of our locally owned restaurants have decided to continue their commitment to our mission and equally grateful for those who have just recently joined this year. This is a unique opportunity for all of us to support the idea that while we have 18 schools with varying needs, we are truly one district and one community that is Evanston. It is wonderful to have so many community partners willing to engage in the process and lend their support. We hope all community members join us in dining out to support PEP and show our appreciation for the generosity of these businesses that share our commitment to the children of Evanston.” said Elizabeth Davies, co-facilitator of PEP.

The Main: Our Home

At The Main we strive to support events that will will leave our community brighter, such as this one. We are fortunate enough to have such a caring community that we are a part of. 

For more information, or to schedule a tour, call (847) 450-0115 or visit us online.

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