Naperville Restaurant Week: Where To Get Great Food

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Naperville residents are fortunate to have such a wide variety of dining establishments to choose from, making it easy for everyone to find the dishes they love. This year, Naperville is adding a flavorful twist to the culinary scene, by holding the first annual Naperville Restaurant Week event.

  • This event is being held from February 16 through March 3, 2014.

This is a great opportunity for diners to support their local community, while at the same time getting great deals at their favorite restaurants. This is also the perfect time to check out a new restaurant you’ve been meaning to try.

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11th Annual Chocolate Festival In Naperville: January 18, 2014

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Chocolate and fun for all ages!

The 11th Annual Chocolate Festival will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Neuqua Valley Freshman Campus.

Hosted by 360 Youth Services, guests can enjoy free chocolate samples, see live cooking demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment and participate in family fun activities.

Also a huge attraction each year at the Chocolate Festival is the Sweet Treats Baking Competition. Entrants of all ages enter their baked goods while local judges pick the winners.  Then the Chocolate Festival guests get to taste all the entries! [Read more…]

Zeppe’s Italian Market, Straight From The “Old Neighborhood”

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Step into Zeppe’s Italian Market and visit the vecchio quartiere of Naperville! As their tag line asserts, this mom and pop Italian market mirrors the market from the “old neighborhood”.

Visit Zeppe’s and your mind will be transported into a land of historic buildings, beautiful cafes, sunny skies along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Paddle thru the aisles of breads, deli meats, cheeses, homemade sauces and giardiniera, and allow your senses to be taken on a gondola ride of authenticity in this quaint Italian bazaar. Row thru the canals of specialty Italian grocery items and ingredients as you survey the bona-fide variety the market has to offer. [Read more…]

Rocco’s Pizzeria In Naperville – Location, Hours & More

naperville pizzaNaperville has some of the best pizza around, with many popular restaurants offering their own version of a tasty Chicago style deep dish pizza. Chances are, if you’ve been in the area for any length of time, you’ve tried the most popular ones.

There is however, one pizza place that is a small, local business that may have slipped under the radar because it is not as well known. Rocco’s Pizzeria offers a great selection of pizza, including their own deep dish stuffed pizza, as well as delicious appetizers, salads, sandwiches, dinners, and calzones. You can also get pizza by the slice, which is a great lunch option. [Read more…]

Naperville Vegans & Vegetarians: How To Have A Yummy Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is “Turkey Day” to many people.  But if you eat a vegan or vegetarian diet, this particular holiday doesn’t really do it for you at the dinner table.

So, if you’re looking for a meatless feast or even just some meatless options – whether you’re trying meatless for the first time or have been meat-free for a while  – here are a few ideas to change up what goes on your plate yet still have a satisfying and yummy Thanksgiving. [Read more…]

Casey’s Foods – Smart Answers For Grocery Shopping In Naperville

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Grocery shopping. One may look at it as an exhausting and tedious task that has to be done multiple times throughout the month. Associated with crowded aisles, long lines, and the inevitable hunger pains that compel you to purchase everything that catches your eye, it is seen as an errand. That is, until you have gone to Casey’s Foods. [Read more…]

Naper Nuts & Sweets: Downtown Naperville’s Sweetest Business

naper nuts and sweets logoWhen you visit Naper Nuts & Sweets in downtown Naperville, the second you walk in the door you will be greeted with delicious smells of handmade chocolates and popcorn. You will also feel as if you’ve taken a step back in time to an old fashioned candy store of days gone by.

Whether you’re in the mood for homemade caramel corn, fudge, nostalgic candies, popular candies, or even an ice cream cone, this little hometown shop has everything you could possibly want and then some. [Read more…]

Jimmy’s Grill – Menu, Drinks, Specials, & More

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Do you know Jimmy?

If not, it’s time for you to stop by Jimmy’s Bar and Grill located in the heart of Downtown Naperville.  Jimmy’s Grill opened in December 1997 with the intentions of being a great neighborhood establishment. The open patio and American grill atmosphere has made Jimmy’s a staple here in Naperville.

Take in the scenery that is Downtown Naperville from the outside eating area or simply eat inside the bar. Have a meal, some drinks with friends, family or just enjoy yourself.  Jimmy’s is a place for the entire gang. [Read more…]

Grandma Sally’s Restaurant – Waffles, Pancakes & More

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Grandma Sally’s Family Restaurant has been a fixture in the Western suburbs of Naperville since the late 1970’s. If you are looking for a child-friendly, family-oriented restaurant that falls somewhere between fast food and fine dining, Grandma Sally’s fits the bill.

They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offer a wide variety of dining selections featuring many “comfort foods” that will remind you of Sunday dinners at your own grandmother’s house. [Read more…]

Jackson Avenue Pub – Hours, Menu & More

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Looking for a place to unwind with great food and an extensive cocktail selection? Look no further than Jackson Avenue Pub.

interior of jackson ave pubThis newly renovated pub, located in the heart of downtown Naperville, offers a relaxing atmosphere that has the goods to keep you coming back for more.  Opened in July, 2012, Jackson Avenue Pub has something for everyone.  Kick back with a craft beer and watch the game or catch up with old friends and enjoy the calming ambiance without breaking the bank. [Read more…]