Comings & Goings: Mexican food, eyewear, yogurt
By Daina Saleh For The Sun December 7, 2012 11:26AM
Naperville store manager, Nikki Miller, shows off one of the designer pieces on a sunny afternoon. | submitted
Burrito Parrilla Mexicana
Where: 5059 Ace Lane, Naperville
Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
Where: 2555 W. 75th St., suite 119, Naperville
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.
Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt
Where: 28341 Diehl Road, Warrenville
Web: www.yumzfrozenyogurt.com; www.ducap.org
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Updated: January 10, 2013 6:13AM
After the success of its Lombard location, a second Burrito Parrilla Mexicana recently opened along Route 59 in the far south of Naperville at 5059 Ace Lane, formerly housing Arby’s.
The cantina-like restaurant offers the convenience of a drive-through but also more than ample space for a sitdown meal.
Homemade tastes are the staple motto of this Mexican fast-food style restaurant. The menu subtitles read like a dream come true for fans of authentic Hispanic foods, such as the vertically grilled carne asada and pork corn dish pozole.
Burritos are loaded with 8 ounces of all-natural and hormone-free meat — a few ounces more than your generic burrito, says Ruth Castanon, the Naperville location store manager.
Mainstream taste buds can be soothed with grilled chicken or grilled steak burritos, enchiladas, fajitas and taco plates. Customers should not pass up the chorizo or carnitas (shredded pork) rolled to a meal-size burrito. Or try any of their tortas or specialty parrilla grill items ranging from $6.49 to $13.99.
Lunch is expected to attract a high volume of customers but an authentic Mexican dinner also can be had. Late-night snacks are easy to get in the drive-through. Eat-in diners will be entertained by the open-floor kitchen.
The exterior and interior are fully refurbished and rebuilt with a new kitchen and fun colors.
Spex for your eyes
Springbrook Shopping Center’s newest storefront is Spex, a premiere eyewear location at 2555 W. 75th St., suite 119.
As in any of its other 24 stores, this newest location also will feature stylish and unique eyewear by designers.
“We carry eyewear designers versus eyewear collections ... Our overall brand viewpoint is playfully sophisticated,” said Michael Caputo, director of marketing. “We want our clients to ‘discover their Spex appeal.’
Spex carries top brands such as Ogi Eyewear, FreudenHaus and many more.
“You’ll discover the French handmade luxury of Frederic Beausoleil as well as a superior artistic aesthetic from the hands of the Lafont family,” Caputo said.
Like other Spex stores, children’s eyewear, eye exams, reading glasses, accessories and contact lens fittings will be among the services offered.
Spex will accept most major medical and routine vision insurances for their comprehensive eye exams using state-of-the-art technologies.
Yummy Yumz at Cantera
A growing Chicago-based frozen yogurt franchise recently opened at 28341 Diehl Road, in Warrenville’s Cantera Commons.
Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt, or YGFZ, offers a rotating selection of more than 50 frozen yogurt flavors and more than 75 toppings, consisting of fruits, nuts, sauces and dry ingredients.
According to a press release, its frozen yogurt is fat free, low in calories and filled with probiotics. The location will also offer a lactose-free sorbet.
Kevin Visel, of Chicago, is the franchise owner of the Warrenville location as well as a few other Chicagoland locations.
“Cantera Commons in Warrenville seemed like the perfect fit, as it is surrounded by many complementary businesses and family-centered businesses,” Visel said.
Cantera also has some nostalgic value for Visel, because it was shopping center that he frequented during college.
Customers can enjoy indoor and outdoor seating with free Wi-Fi.
“Guests are invited to save their favorite combination online to easily recreate on future visits,” Visel said.
A December fundraiser will benefit DuCap, Positive Choices for Youth program, as Visel strongly believes business should also benefit the community.
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