827 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60602
We consider it our god-given right to find good Tex Mex anywhere in the U.S. Demand is so high that even the most provincial of American eateries will throw a plate of tacos or an enchilada on the menu for good measure. That does not mean they deliver on the goods. The very non-Hispanic sounding Le Peep, which is growing its empire from Aspen to Indiana to the Carolinas, however, does. We sampled the decidedly un-Southern North Shore Chicago venue. It is, for all practical purposes, breakfast central on the menu. But wait. There! Under the sub-heading South of the Border. The ubiquitous breakfast burrito. Why is this burrito different than all others? I will venture the piquancy of the green sauce. It bites. It has tang. It complements just the right amount of melted cheese dripping off the top of the dish, and the scrambled eggs folded into the soft tortillas are fluffy and fresh. You will find yourself using the last bits of tortilla to sop up whatever remains of the sauce with your accompaniment of refrieds. Is Le Peep a Mexican restaurant? Not under anyone's definition. But go south amidst all those skillet and pancake dishes and you will find one pleasant outlier of a treat.