Naperville Oktoberfest 2013 – Hours, Info & More

oktoberfest in napeville 2013

It’s time for Naperville’s Annual Oktoberfest!


  • Friday and Saturday, October 4th and 5th, 2013


  • Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster Street in Downtown Naperville


What You’ll Find At Twisted Olive Naperville

twisted olive in naperville

Downtown Naperville is host to plethora of shopping options.  From chain stores to independent and local offerings, it’s a great place to browse and pick up gifts for all occasions.  Twisted Olive is one of the many charming retailers you will find lining Washington Street.  However, their location may not be as apparent as Barnes and Noble Bookstore or Beidalman’s Furniture. [Read more…]

Ted’s Montana Grill In Naperville – Menu, Location, Hours

Naperville location for Ted's Montana Grill

“Beef. It’s what’s for dinner.”
“Where’s the Beef?!”
“Get more from Beef”

I do believe we’ve all seen or heard all of these slogans at one time or another.

But, what if you’re like me and cutting back on red meat?  What can you do to satisfy that craving without breaking the nutritional bank and still walk away feeling good after dinner?!

The answer is Ted’s Montana Grill right here in Naperville. [Read more…]

Heaven On Seven In Naperville – Hours, Location, & More

heaven on seven's naperville location

When you hear fun in New Orleans…what do you envision?

Is it the wild and crazy times spent on Bourbon Street? Mardis Gras? The colorful and bright personalities you encounter when meeting and talking with locals?  Their fascinating history? Fabulous architecture?

For me, it’s all of these things…but, the one thing that always comes to mind is the food. [Read more…]

Guide To Naperville’s Saturday Farmers’ Market 2013

example of farmer's market produce

Naperville Farmers’ Market

  • Begins Saturday, June 1 2013
  • Ends Saturday, October 26 2013
  • 7am to 12/noon
  • Located at the 5th Avenue Station parking lot (200 E. 5th Ave – Naperville, IL – 60563)
  • Phone:  (630) 369-5638
  • Street parking is readily available

The Naperville Farmers’ Market is an incredible place to find all types of great food items.  Plus, it’s a great value as many farmers offer produce for prices lower than the local grocery stores.  So, if you’re in the mood for finding great new items to try out, this Saturday morning, grab some hot coffee and an apple cider doughnut, and stroll through the wide array of vendors’ booths and farmers’ stalls. [Read more…]

Trader Joe’s In Naperville: Location, Hours, & More

naperville trader joe's store front

Trader Joe’s in Naperville offers affordable and unique grocery items.

Trader Joe’s Naperville Location & Phone

  • 44 W. Gartner Rd. – Naperville, IL 60540
  • (in the Naperville Plaza shopping center)
  • 630-355-4389

trader joe's map location

Trader Joe’s Hours

Monday through Sunday:  8am to 9pm

What’s Unique About Trader Joe’s?

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Ultimate Guide To Veggie Fest 2013 In Naperville

veggie fest party in naperville

Although Veggie Fest is one of the largest vegetarian food festivals in all of North America, you don’t have to be a die-hard vegetarian or vegan to attend.  Anyone with interest in good food and healthy living will get a lot out of visiting this fun and family-friendly event.


Veggie Fest 2013


4S 175 Naperville-Wheaton Rd. – Naperville, IL 60563

veggie fest location


  • Saturday, August 10 – 11am to 8pm
  • Sunday, August 11 – 11am to 8pm




The easiest parking will be in the parking lot for the Navistar building.  It’s free!

veggie fest parking


So, what is there to do at Veggie Fest? [Read more…]

Lou Malnati’s Naperville Benefit For KidsMatter

lou malnati's naperville pizza

How does buying some really tasty pizza benefit kids?  Well, Lou Malnati’s in Naperville is going to show you.

The crew at Malnati’s has teamed up with KidsMatter for a fund-raising benefit where they’re generously donating 20% of proceeds of both their in-house and take-out orders from noon to 10pm on June 24th. [Read more…]

Beer Or Wine? Take Your Pick This Saturday In Naperville.

naper settlement crafit beer celebration

Are you a craft beer lover or a wine enthusiast?

Either way, downtown Naperville has you covered this Saturday, June 1st.

Craft Beer Celebration At Naper Settlement

For you beer lovers, Naper Settlement has it goin’ on.  June 1st is their Craft Beer Celebration where you can cruise through the historic grounds all while tasting craft brews from 14 different breweries.

Plus, enjoy a picnic dinner, live music and, for you naughty people, drinking in the church! [Read more…]

Mongolian BBQ Naperville Is Stir-Fry Fun

mongolian bbq in naperville

Mongolian BBQ (otherwise known as bd’s Mongolian Grill) is a great place to go in Naperville if you’re looking for stir-fry fun.

I know this probably doesn’t make any sense, but the first time I had heard the name of this restaurant, all I could think of was Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.  You know, ’cause Genghis Khan, ruler of Mongolia, is one of their excellent friends (Bill:  “It is indeed a pleasure to introduce to you a gentleman we picked up in medieval Mongolia in the year 1269.”  Ted:  “Please welcome the very excellent barbarian, Genghis Khan!  This is a dude who, 700 years ago, tgenghis khan's twinkieotally ravaged China, and who, we were told, two hours ago totally ravaged Oshman’s Sporting Goods.”)  I also love the scene when they lure him with a Twinkie. [Read more…]