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Showing posts from May, 2019

Join Naperville Foodies Ice Cream Walking Tour--Saturday, June 1

Calling all foodies to join us on a walking tour of the Ice Cream and Gelato shops in Downtown Naperville on Saturday, June 1. You can simply tag along and try the free samples or buy whatever you would like to eat. We're going to visit some really great ice cream and gelato shops and learn a little about what makes each one special. HOW TO JOIN There is no cost to join the tour. Just bring yourself and pay for the food you eat. Please let us know if you plan to join by E-mailing us at TOUR DETAILS 12:00-1:00 MidiCi  Optional Lunch at MidiCi, one of our favorite authentic Italian restaurants in Downtown. They also have a small selection of Gelato (and a Nutella Crepe that is incredible) so you might want to start your sampling there... COOKIE DOUGH CREATIONS Free Samples or buy a mini for $3.50. Menu Cookie Dough Creations was founded in 1994 when Jim Bewersdorf began making cookie dough pies out of his home and selling them to restaurants.

UMAI AJI YA -- A New Japanese Ramen Restaurant Coming Soon to Naperville!

UMAI AJI YA LOCATION: 760 N IL--59 Suite 112, Naperville IL 60563 (corner of Rt. 59 and North Aurora) Website | Menu Coming Soon! Watch for the grand opening later this summer! At last count there are 19 Japanese Restaurants in Naperville! Whether it be hitting up a new Japanese restaurant or opening a bag of edamame, American's love of Japanese food continues to grow.  And while many of the local Japanese restaurants specialize in Sushi or Hibachi, one of the most popular types of Japanese restaurants--a traditional Ramen Shop--is still missing.  However, all that will change later this summer when Umai Ajiya (Simply Fresh) opens it's doors in Naperville. Last week Naperville foodies joined other bloggers, you-tubers and media for sneak peek at one of Naperville's exciting new restaurants. We enjoyed sampling some of their upcoming specialties and cannot wait for the grand opening near the end of June! About Umai Ajiya UMAI AJIYA   will specialize in Ramens and

Rosebud--A Classic Italian Restaurant Worthy of Its Reputation

Address:   22 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL Phone: 630-548-9800 Website Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am–10pm, Fri-Sat 11am–11pm $$$ Rosebud in Downtown Naperville is a family favorite. This was the first restaurant we visited 15 years ago when we came to Chicago on a job-relocation visit, and it's only stretching it slightly to say that visit to Rosebud helped seal the deal for us to move here.  Originating in Chicago's Little Italy Rosebud's Naperville location offers incredible authentic Italian food. The portions are large, the flavor is great and the service is always makes you feel at home. We do miss the previous location (which is now Empire.) The older location felt more like a family restaurant. The location is more modern and can get loud during the busy time, so I recommend hitting this restaurant off peak hours. Naperville Foodie Pointers: PARKING:  Don't drive around trying to find parking. Just go to the parking garage across the street. You'll s

Teacher Appreciation Week--Downtown Naperville Deals for Teachers!!

It's Teacher Appreciation Week and Naperville Foodies would like to thank all of our awesome teacher friends! One week out of the year isn't enough time to show appreciation for all of the work teachers do every day! Help us spread the love by sharing this post with your teacher friends and let them know of the downtown Naperville restaurants that are joining in the fun of celebrating teachers with special deals. Also, do you have a special teacher that would look even cooler in a Naperville Foodies T-shirt? If so, tell us about your favorite teacher for a chance to win Naperville Foodies T-shirt. Here is a list of Downtown Naperville Restaurants that are offering discounts for educators: Chipotle: Teachers, faculty and other school staff with a valid school ID can take advantage of a buy-one-get-one free offer from 3 p.m. to close Tuesday. The deal is on burritos, bowls, salads and orders of tacos and for in-restaurant orders only and available for educators at all