Jeni’s scoops up free ice cream during the grand opening in Naperville

Free Jenis is

If you missed it, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream has just opened in downtown Naperville. To celebrate the occasion, Jeni’s is hosting a grand opening party from 6 p.m. 19-23 on Thursday 18 November where they will be handing out free ice cream. The first 50 people in line also get extra treats. Also, Jeni’s recently introduced new Christmas flavors like white chocolate peppermint and cognac and gingerbread. Plus, there are two new collections for $ 68 each, which can be ordered online or by a pint / scoop at local stores. The Splendid Holiday collection includes white chocolate peppermint, cognac and gingerbread, Mexican hot chocolate, sugar plum and brown buttermilk breast, while the Grand Holiday collection features white chocolate peppermint, cognac and gingerbread, Mexican hot chocolate, pistachio buttercream and buttercream macaroon.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is at 218 S. Main St., Naperville, (630) 506-8005; 521 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 822-7996; and at locations in Chicago.

Jeni's introduced Cognac & Gingerbread ice cream for a limited time.

Jeni’s introduced Cognac & Gingerbread ice cream for a limited time.
– Courtesy of Jeni

Thanksgiving specials

It’s not too late to make reservations or order to-go packages for Thanksgiving. But deadlines are approaching, so do not wait too long. For the full list of Thanksgiving suburban dining options, see

The Chocolate Sanctuary: 5101 Washington St., Gurnee, (224) 944-0808, The Thanksgiving dinner to-go package includes turkey, gravy, sides, rolls and pumpkin pie. It’s $ 70 for two and $ 140 for four. Order in advance for collection from kl. 15-20 Tuesday 23 November and Wednesday 24 November at 21.00.

Devon Seafood + Steak: 17W400 22nd St., Oakbrook Terrace, (630) 516-0180, If you want to dine out, Devon will serve a three-course dinner that includes soup or salad, roasted turkey and side dishes, and a selection of pumpkin pie, vanilla bean cream brulee or mixed berries from 6 p.m. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving. . It’s $ 42 for adults and $ 21 for children 12 years and under. It is also available for delivery. Reservations are required. Or pre-order a complete family-style Thanksgiving baby carrier serving four to six for $ 175. It includes toasted turkey, sides, bread and pumpkin pie. Pick-up is from kl. 16-20: 30 on Wednesday 24 November and before 11 on Thanksgiving.

Fox & Turtle: 400 E. Orchard St., Itasca, (630) 773-1801, Make reservations now for Thanksgiving, where Fox & Turtle serves specialties from 6 p.m. 11:00 to 19.00 Selected main courses include a fried turkey dish with sides, black salmon, prime rib, rigatoni pomodoro and pumpkin pie.

Gibson’s: 2105 S. Spring Road, Oak Brook, (630) 954-0000, To dine out this year, Gibson’s in Oak Brook is offering a $ 49 three-course Thanksgiving dinner for adults and $ 25 for children ages 12 and under. It includes lobster bisque, turkey and sides and pumpkin pie. Reservations are required.

Mookie’s: 446 W. Virginia St., Crystal Lake, (815) 526-3498, Eat-in, three-course Thanksgiving feast includes soup or salad; turkey breast, ham or grilled baby ribs; and homemade pumpkin pie. It is $ 25 per person and will be available from 16-21 on Thanksgiving. Reservations are recommended. Order the dinner to-go no later than Tuesday 23 November for collection from Thursday 25 November at

Needle Stripes: 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook, (847) 480-2323; 7 Oakbrook Center Mall, Oak Brook, (630) 575-8700; 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, (847) 844-9300; and 435 E. Illinois St., Chicago, (312) 527-3010; If you just can not get enough turkey, Pinstripes is offering a special Thanksgiving dish with hand-cut roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and crispy balsamic rose cabbage now through Sunday, November 28th. It costs $ 19. Reservations are recommended.

Tap House Grill: 7600 Barrington Road, Hanover Park, (847) 787-1880; 123 Washington St., Oswego, (630) 383-2020; 56 W. Wilson St., Palatine, (847) 934-3000; 3341 W. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 443-1664; 1090 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, (847) 215-1210; The Don’t Cook This Thanksgiving family meal to-go, served four to six, includes turkey breast with gravy, slow-fried prime rib au jus, sides, salad and dinner rolls for $ 125. Add two bottles of wine or a mimosa set for $ 35. Tap House will donate $ 10 from each ordered package to a local pantry. Order no later than Tuesday 23 November for collection on Wednesday 24 November.

Bourbon dinner

If you’re a bourbon fan, Thorn Restaurant in Rosemont has joined the Few Spirits distillery for a special four-course bourbon dinner starting at 6 p.m. sautéed shrimp paired with Few Straight Rye Whiskey, Gochujang fried chicken paired with Few Straight Bourbon, braised short rib paired with 10th Anniversary Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey and bourbon-poached pear paired with American Straight Whiskey. Tickets are $ 110 per person; reservations are required.

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge is located in The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, 5200 Pearl St., Rosemont, (847) 260-4774,


After 21 years in Oak Brook, Mon Ami Gabi is welcoming you to the venue from Wednesday, November 24th. So there are only a few days left to enjoy French bistro dining there. The good news is that the Chicago location is still open at 2300 N. Lincoln Park West. For details, call (773) 348-8886 or see

Rock Bottom Brewery has just released the new Wicked Elf Ale, which is available for a limited time.

Rock Bottom Brewery has just released the new Wicked Elf Ale, which is available for a limited time.
– With permission from Rock Bottom Brewery

Naughty or nice?

Rock Bottom Brewery is spreading the holiday spirit with its new Wicked Elf Ale – a Belgian beer in golden color with hints of spice and stone fruit – available now until 2 January. Even better, for every Wicked Elf Ale pint sold through December 6, 25 cents will be donated to Toys for Tots.

Rock Bottom Brewery is at 639 E. Boughton Road, Suite 100, Bolingbrook, (630) 739-6036; 94 Yorktown Center, Lombard, (630) 424-1550; 16156 S. La Grange Road, Orland Park, (708) 635-0030; and 28256 Diehl Road, Warrenville, (331) 888-9199;

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