Going to Jackson
Jackson Avenue Pub -- Naperville's top bar on yelp.com -- offers up a new food special. Pair a craft beer with fish tacos, made with beer-battered fish, pico de gallo, avocado, chipotle sour cream, lettuce and served with rice pilaf, for $10; or the Thousand Island burger with cheddar, lettuce, pickle, onion and Thousand Island dressing, for $11.
Jackson Avenue Pub, 7 Jackson Avenue, Naperville. (630) 904-9400 or jacksonavepub.com.
Naf Naf Grill now open
Naf Naf Grill recently opened in downtown Naperville -- the third location in the area. Choose chicken shawarma, steak shawarma or falafel served in a pita, rice or salad bowl, or the hummus bowl for prices ranging from $6.29 to $8.99. Add fries, rice or soup and a fountain drink for $2.99.
Naf Naf Grill, 22 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 120, Naperville. (630) 548-9240 or nafnafgrill.com.
Buca's summer flavors
Stop in at Buca di Beppo for some limited-time summer flavors. They include the tricolore salad, which features avocado, vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and basil-infused olive oil and sells for $13.99 small or $19.99 large. Another option: the spaghetti aglio e olio primavera, with sauteed summer vegetables over spaghetti tossed with garlic, olive oil and Parmesan. It's $20.99 for a small or $32.99 large.
Buca di Beppo has suburban locations in Lombard and Wheeling. Bucadibeppo.com.
-- Sara Hooker