Glenn's DinerNorth Center
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Glenn Fahlstrom, one of the original partners of Evanston's Davis Street Fishmarket, has opened this diner in Ravenswood. Fahlstrom tells us he's "reinventing the diner," adding subtle twists to classic items for better flavor profiles (like adding chives and red onions to the potato pancakes and a slice of maple honey ham to the burgers). All-day breakfast includes buttermilk pancakes and about 25 varieties of cereal poured tableside, just like mom used to do (BTW, the cereal is all-you-can-eat, you just pay for additional milk or fruit add-ins). Lunch offers sandwiches like a steak sandwich and carved-to-order chicken sandwich. Dinner offers about 16 fresh fish specials; check out the large blackboards on the dining room's walls. The space features dark cherry tables and wainscoting, plus a cubbyhole wall stocked with cereal boxes.