20 | November 14, 2019 | The glencoe anchor faith glencoeanchordaily.com Faith briefs North Shore Congregation Israel (1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe) JBaby New Parents Connect- Suburban Edition New parents with babies 6 months and younger connect with other local parents in a comfortable space as you navigate the next chapter in your life. Sessions include expert presentations on Jewish rituals in your home, speech and language development, sleep (or lack of!), infant development and changing family dynamics. JBaby is from 11 a.m.-noon every Monday between Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. More information and registration at www.juf. org/jbabychicago 3 Strollers, Stories & Celebrations Join the congregation from 10-10:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, for a free, drop in Shabbat program for kids age three and under with an adult. there will be music, movement and activities. Park in the north lot. If you have any questions, call 847-835-0724. Senior Connections Join the congregation from 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, for an afternoon of Conversation, Camaraderie, Lunch and Entertainment with David Chack, Yiddish Theater in America. Cost for lunch $12.00. RSVP:nsci.org/event/SeniorConnections2019 or call 847-835-0724. Am Shalom (840 Vernon Ave.) Pack & Deliver Shabbat Bags Make a difference for your fellow congregants! One Friday a month, we deliver Shabbat bags to congregants who have been ill or lost a loved one. To receive email reminders about Shabbat Bag Packing days, or to sign up, contact Laurie Levin at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next two deliveries will be from 9-9:30 a.m. Nov. 15 and Dec. 13. Step Up - Ruach Shabbat A special Friday, Nov. 15, Shabbat experience created especially for our K-2 families (a “step up” from our Tot Shabbat service - siblings that are not in K-2 are welcome too! Plus the grandparents who love them.) Dinner with Friends Make new friends or catch up with old ones at Dinner with Friends from 8-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15! We meet up at Am Shalom for the 6:30 p.m. Shabbat service, then head out for dinner, dessert and great conversation. This month we’re gathering at Bella Via in Highland Park. $30/person includes tax and tip. Please bring cash to the restaurant. How the Caveman Found God (History of Religion) Join the congregation from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 19 for these exploratory sessions. Introduction to Judaism Introduction to Judaism is an engaging multisession course for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life. Discover what could be meaningful to you in liberal Judaism. This course is designed for individuals and couples from various faith traditions and cultural backgrounds and those who have had no religious upbringing. It is perfect for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience. Day off for Glencoe Glencoe’s 2nd-6th graders can join the congregation Thursday, Nov. 14, for their day off from school! We will meet at Am Shalom, volunteer at Bernie’s Book Bank, and head to Nickel City for some fun/ games/lunch! Drop off is at 9:30 a.m. and pick up is at 3:30 p.m. Only select Kehillah Kids below, if your child is a registered Kehillah Kid. If you would like to sign your child up for Kehillah Kids, visit the website. Yoga with Claudia Join Am Shalom for Yoga with Claudia from noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays. St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church (556 Vernon Ave.) Search Committee News We want to hear from you! Please, sign up to attend one of our small group meetings. These “listening sessions” are your chance to share with the search committee your thoughts about our next rector. The sign-up sheet is on the board by the sacristy. For assistance with signing up please call Pam in the office. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Newcomb (312-752-7651) or Leslie Alter (312-315- 9900). Following are the dates: Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., adult session; and Sunday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m., adult session. Educational Forums As we move into fall, the educational forum series begins again. Up this month: • Nov. 17: Eyes on Worship — Advent and Christmas Worship Nov. 24: Eyes on Worship — Advent Educational Forums gather on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Soup Kitchen We need helping hands Thursday, Nov. 14, to pack 100 lunches during the afternoon at 3 p.m. We also need cooks at 5 p.m. and servers ages 5 and up at 6 p.m. to help serve 80-90 diners ham, turkey, beans, and salad during the supper hour at First Methodist Church in Evanston. After everyone is served, we go for pizza together. The signup sheet is on the bulletin board. For more information, please contact John Tuohy (JohnL- Tuohy62@gmail.com or 847-530-9266). Altar Flowers There are open dates available to dedicate flowers on the Altar. If you have any questions, please contact Polly Baur. the scene From Page 18 Winnetka Treasures Exhibit Opening (411 Linden St.) ■1 ■ p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16: Winnetka Treasures Exhibit Opening NORTHFIELD Tapas Gitana (310 N. Happ Road) ■6 ■ p.m. every other Sunday: Live music WILMETTE Wilmette Bowling Center (1901 Schiller Ave.,(847) 251-0705) ■11 ■ a.m.-9 p.m. (10 p.m. on Friday, Saturday): Glow bowling and pizza all week long Wilmette Community Recreation Center (3000 Glenview Road) ■Starting ■ Nov. 8: Ongoing performances of “Elf Jr.” HIGHWOOD The Humble Pub (336 Green Bay Road, (847) 433-6360) ■9 ■ p.m. every Wednesday night: Open Jam ■9 ■ p.m. every Friday: Kara-Moe-ke ■8:30 ■ p.m. Friday, Nov. 15: Interstellar Overdrive ■8 ■ p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16: Where’s Maggie ■8 ■ p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23: Me and Phil ■6 ■ p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27: Top Water Daddies; 7 p.m.: Hellhounds ■8:30 ■ p.m. Nov. 30: Ciao Mang Buffo’s (431 Sheridan Road, (847) 432-0301) ■7 ■ p.m. every Monday: Trivia To place an event in The Scene, email email@example.com comedy From Page 19 bune’s Top 10 Shows of the Year in 2001. In “World’s Greatest Dad(?),” Carrane talks about how hard it was for him to deal with other people’s success and his painful obsession with fame. “I haven’t done a oneperson show in 18 years. For me, I need to have something to say,” Carrane said. “This show lets me do that.” In the show, Carrane talks about how the obsession with fame leads him to group therapy, but after 10 years in therapy — despite having gotten married, bought a townhouse and adopting a cat – Carrane is still unhappy. When his therapist suggests that Carrane and his wife have a baby to bring more joy into their life, he sets out to become a firsttime dad at age 52, at the same time that his own father is dying. From fertility treatments to a disastrous funeral, Carrane takes the audience on a “funny and poignant roller coaster of life and death” and shares his discovery that you don’t have to be the “greatest” to be a good dad. One of the highlights of the show is Carrane telling the story of his father’s funeral, which happened three years ago. When Carrane discovers that his siblings and the priest are conspiring to prevent him from giving a eulogy so he won’t divulge any family secrets about his father’s criminal past, he creates a scene that gets the Winnetka police involved. “Judy’s Beat Lounge is a really nice space. It’s always a great crowd,” Carrane said. “I really hope when people leave understand that though I had thought becoming famous would give me a sense of love, it was the birth of my daughter helped me realize I can’t give love from something outside of myself. That doesn’t mean I’ve given up my dream of becoming famous.”
glencoeanchordaily.com dining out the glencoe anchor | November 14, 2019 | 21 Brothers build on success with Bobby’s Deerfield Martin Carlino Contributing Editor Perfection is a goal many in the restaurant industry consider unattainable. But brothers Bobby and Augie Arifi, owners of Bobby’s Deerfield, have been challenging that notion for more than three decades. The two started working together in the restaurant industry in the 1980s, and with the exception of a six-month period, they’ve been working together ever since. Bobby and Augie’s first joint masterstroke in the industry was Glenviewfavorite Cafe Lucci. The brothers long hoped to build off their success at Cafe Lucci and open another restaurant on the North Shore. Seven years ago, they struck a deal for the space at 695 Deerfield Road, near the intersection of Deerfield and Waukegan roads, and Bobby’s Deerfield was born. It operates under the same structure as Cafe Lucci, with Bobby taking care of front-of-the-house responsibilities and Augie running the kitchen. And to them, that is perfection. “From job to job, we’ve gone together,” Augie said. “We went to school together, we live on the same block still, we’re real tight. “Me and Bobby really have a special relationship that a lot of people don’t have.” Augie called the transition to Deerfield a “perfect first step” and said the community welcomed them with open arms. Although the cooking Bobby’s Deerfield 695 Deerfield Road, Deerfield (847) 607-9104 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday 4-9 p.m. Sunday The English pea and shrimp risotto ($19) has rock shrimp, prosciutto di parma, peas, pea puree and pea tendril. style at Bobby’s is similar to Cafe Lucci’s, according to Augie, ownership’s initial goal was to build a menu that was vastly different than its Glenview counterpart. However, feedback indicated dinners at Bobby’s were eager for some resemblance to Cafe Lucci. “We kept hearing Bobby’s was nothing like Cafe Lucci, so then we started to bring back some of the influences with the Italian dishes (we offer here) for the people who were used to Cafe Lucci,” Augie said. Augie described the current menu as one “that is extensive for a restaurant of Bobby’s size” and one “that features something for everyone.” Bobby’s routinely offers three or four daily specials that often make their way into menu consideration due to popularity from diners. That presents management with a challenge when it reviews changes to Bobby’s menu. Augie estimates Bobby’s menu changes two or three times a year, with each update more difficult than the last. “There’s no dogs on the menu,” Augie said, repeating a common phrase among those in the restaurant industry. “Almost all of our dishes are good sellers,” Augie continued. “It’s a good feeling, but at times you have to make some hard choices.” Augie and Bobby are always flexible to entertain returns to the menu if they find patrons are frequently requesting a particular dish. They’ll even make any dish that used to be on the menu if they have the ingredients on hand. In addition to its wideranging food menu, Bobby’s also features an extensive cocktail menu. Augie described the bar as a “liquid kitchen” and a bar in which everything is made in house. Bobby’s makes its own syrups and only uses fresh-squeezed juices. “We invested a lot of money in our bar and its selection, and it has just taken off immensely,” Augie said. Bobby’s Deerfield, approximately 5,200 square feet in size, seats about 160 guests in its interior dining room, according to Tim Arifi, chief financial officer of Bobby’s Restaurant Group and Bobby Arifi’s son. The restaurant’s sizable bar area seats dozens more and a private room offers seating for 40 more guests. 22nd Century Media editors recently visited Bobby’s to taste some of its beloved specialities. We started our visit with the restaurant’s zucchini and quinoa cakes ($13) appetizer offering. The cakes are served with a tzatziki sauce, a micro-green salad and extra virgin olive oil. We next tried out Bobby’s gnocchi short rib ($17) dish, one of the menu options that Augie said features Cafe Lucci’s Italian flair. The dish is made with the restaurant’s homemade gnocchi and served with braised short rib ragout and root vegetables. Bobby’s signature burger ($15) was next up for a taste. The burger features a special blend of short rib, brisket and chuck beef made for Bobby’s Deerfield by Allen Brothers, according to Augie. The 10-ounce burger features gouda cheese, alfalfa sprouts, tomato, red The signature burger ($15) features a 10-ounce chuck, brisket and short rib patty at Bobby’s Deerfield, 695 Deerfield Road. Photos by Megan Bernard/22nd Century Media The zucchini and quinoa cakes ($13) are topped with tzatziki and a micro-green salad. onion, ketchup, mayo and spicy brown mustard and is served with hand-cut fries. Bobby’s English pea and shrimp risotto ($19), the last entree we tasted, is prepared with rock shrimp, prosciutto di Parma, peas, pea puree and pea tendril. We ended our visit by trying out the restaurant’s sticky toffee cake ($9), a popular dessert option among guests. Augie and Bobby recently opened a Bobby’s location in Lincoln Park, which just celebrated its one-year anniversary. There’s no specific plans in the works for another Bobby’s location right now, but regardless of where Bobby’s goes, community will always be an integral aspect of it. “The most important thing is that this is Deerfield’s restaurant,” Augie said.