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    Posted December 4, 2012 by
    winnetka, Illinois
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    100 places to eat like a local

    frank and betsie's is the best

    I grew up on the North Shore and have been going to Frank and Betsie's since I was a little girl. I would have lunch with my mother and would eat the same salad everytime - the Exotic Salad. I don't know what it is about this salad, but I think that if's the dressing. Frank makes the best Caesar dressing in the world! When I was in college, I would take bottles of it back to school with me. The dressing was great and kept me alive during my college years, but it wasn't the same as being at Frank and Betsie's. Now, I just go to Frank and Betsie's when I need a fix.

    I was recently engaged and married. There was no other place that I wanted to have my bridal shower than at Frank and Betsie's. They did such a wonderful job of putting everything together for me. I even had my favorite dessert - Betsie's cookie with a mini-french custard fruit tart and a chocolate truffle. Betsie's cookie are the best cookies. I think that it's her grandmother's recipe. You simply can't find it anywhere else.

    I am looking forward to the day that I can take my little girl (or boy) to Frank and Betsie's for the same shared experience that I had with my mother growing up. There is nothing like the warm and homey feeling that you can get anywhere else in the world and I have travelled to many places. Go there when you're in Chicago. You'll love it!
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