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Thank You Chicago Sun Times Splash & Editor Susanna Negovan for naming Eli’s Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake One of the “Things We Love”

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Eli’s Cheesecake Teams Up with Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg

Neil Steinberg, a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, has recently begun promoting Eli’s Cheesecake on his blog.  Steinberg is a prolific writer whose work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines, including The Washington Post, Forbes, Rolling Stone, and Sports Illustrated.  Steinberg graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1982 and joined the staff of the Chicago Sun-Times in 1987 as a feature writer.  In 1996, he began working as a columnist, publishing four days a week in the Sun-Times news section.  Steinberg has also authored seven books; the latest of which, Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Guide to Recovery, is set to be released in the spring of 2015.  Eli’s Cheesecake is proud to be advertised on Neil Steinberg’s blog through the holiday season.  Check it out here.

Eli’s Cheesecake Moves South of the Border on Mondays

Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Café proudly welcomes Chicago food royalty onto our culinary team.  Berta Navarro is working behind the scenes of the café every Monday afternoon to provide visitors with a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine.  Born in Mexico, Navarro moved to the U.S. with her family when she was just seven years old.  Navarro’s passion for Mexican food and culture culminated in the opening of Café 28 in Chicago in 1996.   The restaurant offered patrons upscale Mexican dining, with dishes that included salmon tartare and honey jalapeño pork chops.  And although Café 28 closed its doors after 17 years of service this past February, Navarro’s food continues to live on every Monday at Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Café, where tacos and other authentic Mexican faire are still being prepared by Navarro and our team.  Stop in or call (773) 205-3800 to ask about the daily specials.

Eli’s Cheesecake Flies High at O’Hare Airport’s New Runway Opening

Yesterday, Eli’s Cheesecake celebrated the opening of Runway 10C-28C at O’Hare International Airport.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino were present at the festivities to congratulate O’Hare personnel and to emphasize the positive impact the new runway will have on the city’s economy.  Eli’s Cheesecake offered delectable desserts for those in attendance (including Commissioner Andolino) and commemorated the occasion with a custom-made cheesecake in the form of the new runway.  Check out the photos from the event below:

Congratulations Bob Mariano & Mariano’s Market on Opening your 11th Mariano’s in the South Loop at 16th & Clark

Eli’s President Marc Schulman congratulates Roundy’s & Mariano’s CEO Bob Mariano on opening his 11th Mariano’s Market in Illinois and 5th in the City of Chicago. The store opens on Tuesday October 8th at 6am.

Eli’s Cheesecake will be serving our Celebratory Cheesecake for Mariano’s Opening & Samples on Tuesday, October 8th and Wednesday, October 9th at the newest Mariano’s at 16th and Clark in Chicago’s South Loop.

Eli’s says, “Guten tag” to Germany

This past Saturday, Eli’s appeared at the Anuga Food Show in Cologne, Germany.  The Anuga Food Show is the largest food show in the world, hosting over 6,500 exhibitors from 98 different countries.  Eli’s Cheesecake’s own Pete Filippeli was on hand to distribute samples and talk cheesecake with the 150,000 people in attendance.  Special thanks to Justine Filippeli for offering a helping hand.  We also recognize our dear friend, the late Walter Babian, who pioneered Eli’s Cheesecake internationally early in our company’s history.  Check out some photos from the opening weekend below and learn more about this amazing show here.

University of Illinois President and Mrs. Robert Easter host Reception for Students Receiving Scholarships Given by Eli’s Cheesecake to Students Attending the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

For the second year, Eli’s Cheesecake has given partial scholarships to graduates of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences who are attending the College of Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. These Scholarships are given in the name of Aaron Easter, the late son of University of Illinois President Robert and Mrs. Cheryl Easter, and our founder, Eli M. Schulman and his dearest friend, Robert Hatoff, the Chairman of Allen Brothers Meats.

On Thursday, October 3rd, President Easter and Mrs. Easter hosted a Reception for our Scholarship Winners and Special Guests at the President’s Residence on the Campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.  Joining Maureen and Marc Schulman of Eli’s Cheesecake was William Hook, CHSAS Principal, Lucille Shaw, Assistant Principal and Sheila Fowler, Agriculture Department Chair.

We are very grateful to President Easter for his strong leadership of the University of Illinois and his interest in Graduates from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. CHSAS has been recognized recently by the White House Council of Advisors on Science and Technology for being the model program in high performance food education at the secondary level in the country. This success and recognition would not have been possible without the ongoing support of President Easter who promotes food education and the great opportunities for CHSAS and ACES graduates.

Eli’s Cheesecake Shares Some Laughs at Opening Night of Old Jews Telling Jokes

Last night, Eli’s Cheesecake gathered with the cast of Old Jews Telling Jokes to celebrate the show’s opening night.   The show pays tribute to classic comedy by offering audiences a fresh take on old favorites.  Old Jews Telling Jokes is now playing at The Royal George Theatre.  Tickets can be purchased here.  Check out a couple photos from the big opening night below.

Eli’s Cheesecake Offers a Magnificient Taste

A few weeks ago, Eli’s Cheesecake participated in one of the biggest culinary events of the summer, the Magnificent Taste.   The outdoor event, featuring 15 of Chicago’s most renown chefs, offered guests delicious tastes of all the great food Chicago had to offer.  Of course, no event would be complete without dessert, and Eli’s Cheesecake’s own Laurel Boger was on hand to pass out some of our blackberry cheesecake.  Check out the photos from the event below.