Faithful readers of Everything Evanston know that art and food are constant themes. How lucky for us that we can partake of both within one cozy location! Visit Prairie Joe’s for good food, amazing milkshakes, kitschy décor and fanciful art, all courtesy of Aydin Dincer the owner, chef and artist. Prairie Joe’s is a three-generation, family run business with plenty of regulars, creativity and humor. The contents of the overspilling shelves beckon the viewer to touch the objects; whimsical menus and selected comments posted around the restaurant cultivate smiles and laughter. Located at 1921 Central Street, a block from the Metra station, Prairie Joe’s is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch every day of the week. Cash only.