Restaurant owner and wine expert Alpana Singh said she created her new Mediterranean restaurant Terra & Vine in downtown Evanston with Northwestern students in mind. "Everything is very accessible and approachable. You can come here for a birthday celebration or a casual meal," Singh said. "We want it to be affordable, not something you spend all your rent on."
The restaurant, 1701 Maple Ave., will open Thursday with a menu of Italian dishes curated by executive chef Andrew Graves. A connected bar will offer classic American foods and a 60-person outdoor patio. Although the restaurant's facade may seem formal, the restaurant accommodates those looking for fine dining as well as those eating on a budget, Singh said.