We were sitting here minding our own business when we got an email from the Chicagoist, asking if we had the contact information for Union Pizzeria in Evanston. Obviously they would have just Googled it if it were Googleable, but Chicagoist had some hints for us anyway. Namely, that the restaurant was at the address (1245 Chicago Ave) previously assigned to Wild Thing, a Steve Schwartz (of Campagnola) production.
Even though Evanston is off our beat (not for any good reason), we couldn’t resist an info challenge, and we certainly did not want to let Chicagoist down! So we called up Campagnola and got Mr. Schwartz on the phone - turns out that Union Pizza is simply Wild Thing renamed, and it opened for dinner last night, and it’s open for dinner tonight, and the phone number is (847)-475-2400. But if you want to speak to Steve right this minute, try him at Campagnola (847-475-6100), since that’s where he is.
Campagnola [Official Site]
[Photo: Campagnola’s photomontage from the website, to give you a sense of Mr. Schwartz’s aesthetic]