The vegetable hakka noodles dish at Northbrook’s Bombay Bowl Bistro features thin boiled noodles, carrots, peppers and onions mixed with traditional Chinese sauces. 22nd Century Media File Photo
The cioppino at Mino’s Italian, in Winnetka, is a fish and seafood stew complete with shrimp, mussels and scallops tossed in white wine, garlic, tomato broth and olive oil. The stew is served with grilled bread. 22nd Century Media File Photo
The apple almond toast at Glencoe’s Hometown Coffee & Juice is topped with almond butter, thinly-sliced apples, honey cinnamon drizzle and pecan crumble. 22nd Century Media File Photo
Glenview’s Boba Club was among new restaurant openings in 2018.
Lefty’s Pizza Kitchen, located in Wilmette, offers thin-crust pizza, in addition to pan pizza, like this pie topped with spinach and bell peppers. 22nd Century Media File Photo
The Buffalo chicken pizza at Lake Bluff’s Be Market is loaded with beyond chicken stripes, arugula, buffalo chick peas, red pepper and hummus. 22nd Century Media File Photo
Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor
10:38 am CST January 2, 2019
Among the greatest signs of a healthy culinary scene is the opening of new restaurants.