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10 TRENDS | New Dining Destinations

Now’s the Perfect Time to Try Someplace New....

As the western suburbs continue to expand, so do the flavors that entice our palettes at these many new dining destinations. Be the first to experience the city’s newest hot spots!

#1 | Craft’D

YORKVILLE–Major Threat Restaurant Group has arrived in Yorkville! Owners Corey Knowles of Montgomery and Barry Michael of Oswego also own Craft'd in South Plainfield. The restaurant is all about fun, food, drinks and good times and features smoked meats and oversized portions of unique dishes, 20 beers on tap, and a full bar with handcrafted cocktails.

#2 | Maypole

WHEATON–Familiar food with Filipino-American roots is now open in Wheaton. Maypole brings a warm celebration of artistry in food, drink, and hospitality and pulls together international flavors through the lens of classic American comfort foods.

#3 | Ella’s Italian Pub

GENEVA–The family-friendly dining experience at Ella’s starts with their handcrafted dough, accented by creative Italian pub-style street food offerings, such as bruschetta pie, calamari fritto misto, and pineapple+smoke prosciutto. When you combine it together with an extensive wine list, you discover an Italian culinary journey that can’t be missed.

#4 | Burnt Barrel Social

SUGAR GROVE–Enjoy the intimate, casual, comfortable lounge while enjoying food and libations centered around the freshest ingredients at Burnt Barrel Social. Each dish is unique and built around locally sourced meats, cheeses, and produce. The flavors come together to make American comfort food that’s undeniably delicious with blended seasonings, artisan bread, and scratch-made dressings.

#5 | Subourbon

WHEATON–Totally new and totally unique, Subourbon is a collaborative venture from Blackberry Market, 302 Wheaton, and Common Goods Cocktail offering limited membership access to a private whisky and wine establishment that is experimenting with a new era of customer experience within an old world environment. They will be open to the public every Sunday in the main bar area and "Vault Room".

#6 | Dukes Northwoods

ST. CHARLES–Steve Mayer, owner of Flagship on the Fox, raised the standard, bringing a slice of Wisconsin to downtown St Charles with the creation of Dukes Northwoods, a classic Wisconsin vintage tavern style bar with classic food and drinks reimagined for a modern take on "Grandpa's Favorites".

#7 | Entourage

NAPERVILLE–From the creators of VAI’s in Naperville, Entourage is the first of its kind, where Mindfully Crafted meets Kitchen + Cocktails, blending an urban vibe with casual sophistication and a touch of Midwestern hospitality. It is unique in every way and will have you eating in an entirely new way from organic Kale Caesar to delicious Maine Lobster Bisque, there will be something for everyone.

#8 | The James

GENEVA–The James is a new social experience in a historic house, located on the iconic 3rd street in downtown Geneva. A place where the food and drinks rival (but complement) each other, allowing food lovers to indulge in their passion. The James is one of just 2,001 restaurants in the world to be recognized for their wine list--which has 90 hand selected, exquisite and hard to find offerings.

#9 | Oak and Bean

OSWEGO–Oak + Bean is a specialty coffee and wine bar serving single origin specialty grade coffee that is roasted from their sister company Krema Coffee Roasters in Plainfield, I, and hand selected wines from regions around the world. With a focus on service and quality, they serve freshly made pastries from Krema, sandwiches, charcuterie boards, and other made to order items.

#10 | Ramsey’s Kitchen

NAPERVILLE–Take a seat at Chef Gordon Ramsay's table of culinary experiences across the globe. From well-known favorites like Beef Wellington and Sticky Toffee Pudding to local cuisine with a twist, Ramey’s Kitchen takes ordinary to extraordinary.


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