Downtown Evanston gets hungry for Big Bite Night

Julianna Nunez

Hungry Northwestern students will soon find salvation in downtown Evanston, courtesy of the annual Big Bite Night.

More than 30 restaurants will participate in the annual showcase of city cuisine slated for Oct. 2, according to a news release issued Wednesday by Downtown Evanston, a non-profit organization that promotes downtown tourism.

The lineup includes a variety of styles ranging from pan-Asian and Greek to Indian and Japanese. Some of the participating restaurants are Mt. Everest, Zoba The Noodle Bar and Edzo’s Burger Shop.

Big Bite Night is a collaboration between Downtown Evanston and Associated Student Government, which created an accompanying Facebook event earlier this week.

Despite the social network outreach, Communication juniorSteven Monacelli, ASG’s vice president of community relations, said he chose a more traditional route to advertise the event by placing flyers around prominent buildings on campus.

ASG has also taken the social networking route by making a Facebook page dedicated to Big Bite Night. The page has a link to a YouTube video from a previous Big Bite Night that shows clips of students enjoying the event, he said.

Based on last year’s numbers, more than 2,000 students are expected to attend this year’s Big Bite Night, according to the news release.

Big Bite Night will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 2. Students need to register at one of two locations: Whole Foods Market, 1640 Chicago Ave., or the Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark St. There, students must show their WildCARD, after which theywill receive coupons and a directory of all of the participating restaurants.

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