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7 SPECTACULAR | New Local Hot Spots


Congrats to these new west suburban hot spots! With all of the uncertainty that the pandemic has presented to the marketplace, opening a business during this time is something that is truly amazing to see. The plans have been in motion for months and even years for some of these new west suburban additions so they deserve an extra special welcoming. Please support each of them today!


NAPERVILLE–You will LOVE this new dining concept in Downtown Naperville. Gyu-Kaku offers the fun of "Shared Plates" with a personal grill installed at every table. Gyu-Kaku, meaning "Horn of the Bull" in Japanese, provides the authentic Japanese yakiniku (grilled barbecue) dining experience where customers share premium cooked meats over a flaming charcoal grill, while sipping on Japanese sake, shochu, and frosty cold beers.


ELBURN–This new restaurant and brewery is the buzz of southern Kane. Located in Elburn, their menu is specialized with BBQ greats such as Smoked Garlic Hot Wings, Grilled House Pork Belly and Fire Grilled Shrimp, to name a few. Splurge on the Mile High Banana Pie for dessert & wash it all down with a an Everlasting Gum Drop Hazy Smash Ale or the Ole Smoky Pickle-back Martini. This place is a clever and refreshing find.


LISLE–This hip cafe serves smoothies, iced coffee, tea & boba with any drink. It’s a comfortable space for people of all ages to come relax, work & create relationships. The store is owned by father/daughter duo Nicole & Don Kwon. They wanted to open up a boba cafe to give something new to the surrounding communities of Naperville & Lisle.


WHEATON–Get ready for delicious Mexican-American Fare, creative cocktails and great service. The owners of a few local favorites are now bringing the authentic flavors of classic Mexican dishes with approachable American dishes to the heart of Wheaton. They started their business with Jackson Avenue Pub in Naperville, expanded to Main Street Pub in Glen Ellyn and Main Street Pub in St. Charles, and now Wheaton.


DOWNTOWN NAPERVILLE–With over 100 Shake flavors all LOADED with vitamins, minerals & nutrients, and protein bowls, etc. this new hot spot is on a mission to change the nutritional habits of our community. The shakes are designed as a fast breakfast, lunch or snack option when you’re on the go. Paired with their shakes is a glass of their energy boosting tea to give you a pep in your step without the sugar or caffeine crash from other “energy” drinks. Yum! Opening Soon in downtown Naperville.


ST. CHARLES– Residents are excited for the menu, creating quite the buzz in social media. Popular items include the loaded tater tots, the classic burgers and chicken sandwiches, kids meals, salads, signature shakes and so much more. A full-service bar features cocktails, wine and a variety of beers including the signature Wahlbrewski pale ale.

7. CHOP’d

PLAINFIELD–Get ready for this! What a wonderful addition to the area. Loved by many already, Chop'd is a steakhouse for the everyday person, where there's everything for everyone. They offer a wide range of menu items - from pizzas and steaks to salads and burgers. Get the amazing value of food and experience all in one from this family-style restaurant.


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