WESTERN SUBURBS – This Fall, west suburban Chicago promises a variety
of Dining Delights for all to enjoy. Here are a few of our favorites–
Named one of the top 100 restaurants in America, Naperville now is home to
Shakou Restaurant. The Shakou Vibe is known for stylish decor, delectable
cuisine and exquisite service bringing the city life close to home. Award winning
Chef Sang Choi has constructed an eclectic menu fostering only the freshest
ingredients with unique options including a sushi bar, bento boxes, Signature
Maki, and traditional dinner choices.
Also new to town is Godavari Naperville, a fine dining restaurant built to serve
top notch Indian Food to the very urban needs of Chicago's biggest suburb.
Highlights include Halal food served in the dining room or catered to your home
or special event. The restaurant also features two banquet halls which can host
nearly 200 people.
Taste local craft beer and boutique wines while passing the Charcuterie at Fox-
Fire on State Street in Geneva on September 7th, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their
Hopp on the Vine event. Enjoy popular vendors such as Sam Adams, Louis
Glunz Wine, and Elevage Wine served in a customized souvenir glass.
Also on September 7th, join the third annual TW Group, Inc. Craft Beer Fest,
sponsored by Hinsdale Bank & Trust. This year’s event will take place at Ty
Warner Park in Westmont from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will feature 20 breweries
from different areas, over 40 different creative beers, and two food trucks. Pro-
ceeds benefit the Wellness House in Hinsdale and The People’s Resource
Center of DuPage County.
Join Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton for a Spanish Wine Dinner evening in-
cluding dinner paired with various Spanish wines and live music on Thursday,
September 19th at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom. Wine provided by Jody Ames &
David Sarrett from Heritage Wine Cellars. -Kristen Kucharski
Fall Dining Delights
WEST SUBURBAN DINING
Beans & Sweets
3344 S. Rte 59, Suite 108, Naperville
(630) 210-8073 • www.beansandsweets.com
Pastry Chef/Owner – Amanda Innes-Shareef
THE SWEETEST SPOT IN NAPERVILLE
Saturday mornings are busy at the Beans and Sweets pastry shop. It offers such a
delightful sensory experience. The smell of warm gooey cinnamon rolls and coffee
float through the air while customers sharing conversations of delight can be heard.
They rush in and out to grab their favorite sweet treats before they are gone. Custom
cake orders line the back cabinet. Pastry Chef and owner Amanda greets everyone
with a smile and knows all of her customers and their favorites. In just a year and a
half since Beans and Sweets has opened Amanda has grown such a following.
Amanda’s story starts back in a small town in her Grandpa and Grandma’s house.
She would sit in the kitchen while her Grandpa baked cinnamon rolls, banana oatmeal
cookies, and breads and Grandma mixed up her oatmeal cake and poppy seed Bundt
cake. She marveled at how a simple egg white could turn into a delicious meringue.
That stirred her creativity and passion for baking that can be tasted every day.
Cupcakes fill the glass cabinet with four weekly flavors, along with standard chocolate,
vanilla, and red velvet. Cookie Butter, Cookie Dough, Sherbet, and Lemon Blueberry
are just a few of our favorites. The creative cupcake flavors are executed perfectly,
moist and baked fresh daily. They will keep you coming back each week. Macarons
are a specialty and the Galaxy is out of this world! Its delicate outside is swirled with
shades of blue and adorned with stars then filled with a chocolate ganache and a but-
Tarts of all sorts of flavors; smores, lemon meringue, and fruit will make it difficult to
pick just one! But Amanda doesn’t stop there. She fills the cabinet with whoopie pies,
bars, brownies, cookies, muffins, coffee cakes, and the most amazing cinnamon rolls.
Beans and Sweets offers kids camps, adult baking and cookie classes. Space is lim-
ited and these classes fill up quickly. Or schedule a birthday party that is sure to be
a sweet success.
This September celebrate back to school with a special treat and a
cold glass of milk. School themed sugar cookies and cupcakes
will fill the case. Make sure to get there early as these sweet
treats won’t be around for long!
ABOUT THE CRITICS Stephanie (right) & Tiffany (left) Schmoker are west suburban sisters
who have always shared a love for dining out and they also enjoy cooking together. They
came from a family of 7 and grew up on farm with fresh fruits, veggies and more. Watch for
their review of a different west suburban restaurant in each issue of Glancer Magazine. Invite
them to your eatery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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