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Nutrition Knowledge – Teen nutrition

Nutrition Knowledge – Teen nutrition

We hear in the news how obesity in our youth is reaching epidemic status. Even if our teens do not have a weight problem, they may have a nutrition problem. Teens face some unique needs such as rapid hormonal changes, growth spurts and intense physical and mental activities that can be helped or harmed by…

Cheers to St. Patrick with a twist of New Orleans

Cheers to St. Patrick with a twist of New Orleans

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day beginning at 7PM Tues., March 17, at Heaven on Seven with the Tyranena Brewing Company of Lake Mills, Wis. The delicious menu will feature a special Cajun/St. Patrick’s inspired seven-course dinner. In addition, the New Orleans-style restaurant is collaborating with Kreger’s Brat and Sausage Haus for one of the courses. “I’m…

Teen’s Taste – Angeli’s Italian Restaurant

Teen’s Taste – Angeli’s Italian Restaurant

If you are in the mood for some authentic fine Italian cuisine, make sure you check out Angeli’s Restaurant located at 1478 East Chicago Avenue in Naperville. They are open 7 days a week. Dine 4PM to 9:30PM Monday through Thursday, 4PM-10PM Friday and Saturday, 11AM to 9PM on Sunday. Angeli’s opened its doors in…

Nutrition Knowledge – A healthy and happy heart

Nutrition Knowledge – A healthy and happy heart

February is American Heart Month. With all the emphasis on Valentine’s Day, many people might be inclined to overlook the “shape” of their own hearts. However, heart disease remains the leading cause of death and illness in the United States. Eating healthy for our heart and to normalize our blood pressure is imperative. Reducing sodium…

Tenn’s Taste – Make it Mexican with a heart

Tenn’s Taste – Make it Mexican with a heart

My next dining experience took me to a favorite of mine Chipotle Mexican Grill, located in River Square on Chicago Avenue in downtown Naperville. What person does not like this place! They have a variety of fresh toppings and meat stuffing. I also chose Chipotle because of their generosity to local charitable organizations. The night…

PN Valentine’s Day Guide 2015

PN Valentine’s Day Guide 2015

Couples, romantics and good friends will be delighted with Naperville Valentine’s Day festivities. From cards to restaurants and roses, area businesses are ready with special menus, gifts and packages. As always, be sure to make reservations at restaurants early to avoid disappointment.  Downtown restaurants, like Hugo’s Frog Bar and Fish House – located at Main…

Heaven on Seven is set for Fat Tuesday

Heaven on Seven is set for Fat Tuesday

The hospitality team at Heaven on Seven again has decorated the New Orleans-style restaurant in anticipation of Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 17. “Hurricane is the drink of choice every Mardi Gras,” said Ashley Penick, who helped open the restaurant back in 2003 at the downtown Naperville location. “It’s our specialty and folks enjoy…

Kendall Cooks plan prime rib dinner, time to honor youth

Kendall Cooks plan prime rib dinner, time to honor youth

The Naperville American Legion Post 43 will host its annual “Honoring our Youth” beginning at 6PM on Sat., Feb. 21. The program will recognize youngsters who have participated in American Legion Programs this past year. Youth then will share their experiences participating in a variety of American Legion programs. The evening will start with a…

Eat your heart out, Naperville Restaurant Week runs Feb. 16 – Mar. 1

Eat your heart out, Naperville Restaurant Week runs Feb. 16 – Mar. 1

Celebrate the shortest month of the year during the 2015 Naperville Restaurant Week, a two-week long showcase of the city’s hospitality industry that comes with style and grace. The tables are set, the special menus are planned and service staffers at participating restaurants are eager for culinary enthusiasts to dine out, sampling some of the…

Nutrition Knowledge – Ready, Set… Go! Revving Up Metabolism

Nutrition Knowledge – Ready, Set… Go! Revving Up Metabolism

One of the biggest questions that I am often asked is “How can I increase my metabolism?” Metabolism is the overall process of taking the calories we ingest and burning those calories for energy for all our body systems. The “metabolism” dilemma is one that usually deals with weight loss, or with someone that continues…

Teen’s Taste – Kiku Japanese Steakhouse

Teen’s Taste – Kiku Japanese Steakhouse

This month we celebrated Brad’s birthday and went to Kiku Japanese Steak House and Sushi Lounge. Kiku is located at 2764 Aurora Avenue. Hours are 11:20AM to 2PM Monday – Friday lunch and 4:30 to 10PM Dinner; Noon to 3PM Saturdays lunch and 4:30-10:30PM dinner; and Sundays lunch 12:30 – 3PM Sundays lunch and 4…

Heaven on Seven decked out for Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday

Heaven on Seven decked out for Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday

The hospitality team at Heaven on Seven in downtown Naperville again has decorated the New Orleans-style restaurant in anticipation of Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 17. Stop by any day to see what’s streaming in green, gold and purple. Meanwhile check out the Second Tuesday of the Month Beer Dinners in January and February….

Teen’s Taste – Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria

Teen’s Taste – Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria

My next dining adventure took me to a popular Italian restaurant, Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria, located at 22 East Chicago Ave. They’re open 11AM-10PM Monday-Thursday and Sunday, 11AM-11PM Friday and Saturday. I was very impressed with the décor and atmosphere. It was loud, but not in a bad way, in a way that made…

Raise Your Play IQ – My Colorful Plate & Young Children: Encouraging Healthy Food Choices

Raise Your Play IQ – My Colorful Plate & Young Children: Encouraging Healthy Food Choices

In recent years the United States Department of Agriculture has moved from the Food Pyramid to MyPlate to help guide our portions and food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon that prompts consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein foods,…

New diner opens in Naperville

New diner opens in Naperville

For a very long time, Wilma’s Cafe was a popular diner-type breakfast joint at the southwest corner of Washington at Jefferson in downtown Naperville.  Ken and Wilma knew all the regulars by name and welcomed everyone to the good-value meals they served across the counter and in the booths that ran along the wall. They…

Nutrition Knowledge – The Twelve Tips of Christmas

Nutrition Knowledge – The Twelve Tips of Christmas

Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas will be here before we know it. Parties and gatherings are filling our calendar and that means many opportunities for eating and drinking. Here is a fun way to remember some healthy tips for the holiday season: On the first day of Christmas, my dietitian said to me… Bring One…

Nutrition Knowledge – Thankfulness is giving

Nutrition Knowledge – Thankfulness is giving

Happy Thanksgiving! One of the best ways that we can express our thankfulness is by giving back to others that are in need or are less fortunate than we are. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” –Albert Einstein Food insecurity is defined as “a person not being assured of three daily…

Teen’s Taste – Golf scores high with good food

Teen’s Taste – Golf scores high with good food

This month’s dining adventure brought me to a new restaurant called Tap In Pub & Carvery, located at 2155 CityGate Lane in CityGate Centre. What made me choose this restaurant was the concept of golfing while I enjoyed some good food. As it begins turning cold outside, the Tap In Pub has a state-of-the-art high…

Downtown Naperville welcomes a taste of Frost with its grand illumination on Nov. 7

Downtown Naperville welcomes a taste of Frost with its grand illumination on Nov. 7

By the time all the twinkling white lights begin to glisten in downtown Naperville at 6PM on Fri., Nov. 7, Frost Gelato will be well into its grand opening day. Frost opens at 11AM at its new location in Main Street Promenade East along Van Buren Ave. in downtown Naperville. During a busy equipment move-in…

Naperville’s Quigley’s welcomes patrons to ‘Raise Your Glass’ for Casey and Kinney

Naperville’s Quigley’s welcomes patrons to ‘Raise Your Glass’ for Casey and Kinney

UPDATE, Oct. 23 / With a pub packed with well-wishers, Ray Kinney and Dan Casey were called to the stage area at Quigley’s with notes in hand shortly after 8PM Oct. 23. Each of the two active community leaders had been directed to fete the other one. Longtime friends of the duo thought perhaps the…

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