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Eli’s Summer Activities

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 Join us for a sweet break this summer with special events around Chicago!

Eli’s Cheesecake’s 18th Annual Farmer’s Market: Thursdays, June 14th – August 30th from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy fresh produce, free continental breakfast,* Eli’s fresh-from-the-farmers market BBQ lunch and weekly themed events

The Eli’s Cheesecake Company will host its 18th annual Farmer’s  Market this summer on  Thursdays from June 14th to August 30th at 7 am-1 pm on the lawn at Eli’s Cheesecake World, 6701 West Forest Preserve Drive (intersection of Forest Preserve Drive, Montrose and Normandy) in Chicago’s Dunning neighborhood. The market will offer a great selection of the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers from Nichol’s Farm as well as artisan-prepared foods and crafts made by local not-for-profit partners, including neighboring New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled and The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS), who bring produce and crafts from the farm on their school campus.

Lunch is available al fresco: Eli’s chef shops the market and grills a Summer lunch special from 11am-1pm each day of the Market. Prices range from $6.95-$9.95.

* Complimentary continental breakfast for customers who purchase $10.00 or more in goods at the Market from 8-10 am

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Eli’s at the Taste of Chicago and Annual Big Cake:

July 11-15th – Stop by the Eli’s Cheesecake booth at the corner of Jackson and Columbus and enjoy the famous Chocolate Chip Crunch Dipper® (frozen Chocolate Chip Cheesecake on a stick, dipped in crunchy dark chocolate on a stick), Original Plain Cheesecake, Turtle Cheesecake, Cookie Cheesecake Smoosh Made with Oreo® Topped w/Vanilla Ice Cream & Chocolate Sauce, and Lemon Mixed Berry Cheesecake.

July 14th–Celebrate the 38th birthdays of Eli’s Cheesecake and Taste of Chicago: Look for the BIG CAKE IS HERE tent on Saturday July 14th at 12:30 pm at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, Chicago. Enjoy a FREE slice from the BIG 1,000 pound Eli’s Cheesecake (while supplies last).

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National Cheesecake Day…Not just a day…a five day extravaganza: Thursday July 26-Monday July 30th

Cheesecake Slice decorating, two locations!

July 26 (Thursday) at the Eli’s Farmer’s Market. Complimentary continental breakfast* 8-10am and cheesecake and dessert samples all day. Musical entertainment to be announced and July 27 (Friday) – Eli’s Cheesecake at O’Hare United Terminal 3 near the dinosaur from 12pm-2pm.

July 28 (Saturday) – Eli’s culinary team will teach you how to make Cheesecake Cannoli and Cheesecake Sandwiches, as seen in the O List, Valentine’s edition.

July 29 (Sunday) –Classic Car Show and Eli’s Cheesecake Fun

Visit our annual Classic Car Show with over 100 vintage cars from 9am to 4pm. Lunch on the Grill available for purchase. See The Happiness Club, The Jesse White Tumblers flying over a giant cheesecake and enjoy cheesecake bingo, cheesecake hula hoop contest, cheesecake eating contests, take a photo with Eli’s Big Slice mascot and more 9am-4pm (schedule to be posted). Taste cheesecakes samples all day!

July 30 (Monday) -National Cheesecake Day

Everything Cheesecake – Cheesecake Slices, Cheesecake Mobile

Follow #ElisMobile on twitter to discover where the Eli’s Cheesecake Mobile will be handing out FREE slices around Chicago and meet and greet Eli’s mascot Big Slice and Eli’s big cheese, Marc Schulman.

Enjoy a FREE slice of Eli’s Cheesecake all day at Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe and try a special made-to-order dessert: Eli’s Smoosh®, cheesecake ice cream combo, Eli’s Dippers®, frozen cheesecake on a stick, dipped in chocolate, or make-your-own Eli’s Cheesecake Topping Bar. In honor of National Cheesecake Day, special savings on your entire frozen dessert purchase.

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Eli’s in the Chicago Tribune Food Bowl, a weeks-long food fest with events across the city

August 9, 16 & 23 – Sweet Taste of Summer: Eli’s pastry chef, along with a different celebrity guest each week (Candid Candace and Roxana’s Kitchen) will show you how to create a unique Summer dessert, using freshly picked fruits and vegetables from the Eli’s Farmer’s Market. 10am.

August 23 – Eli’s Drive for School Supplies: For over 12 years, Eli’s Cheesecake has supported its neighbor, New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled, by donating school supplies to its students. Bring a school supply and get a free slice of Eli’s Cheesecake! 7am-1pm.

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Illinois Bicentennial Celebration

August 26th – Celebrate the 200th birthday of the Illinois Constitution with statewide birthday cheesecake! In partnership with the Illinois Office of Tourism, enjoy Eli’s Cheesecake all across Illinois: a BIG cheesecake at the official celebration in Springfield, and at Convention & Tourism Bureaus throughout the state. Times and locations TBD, Visit https://illinois200.com.

For more information about farmers markets, or any of the activities, call Eli’s at 773-736-3417 or visit the Eli’s website at www.elicheesecake.com.

 

 

 

 

National Cheesecake Day celebrated with Miss Illinois and Eli’s Chicago fans

 

For National Cheesecake Day 2012, Eli’s was honored by a visit from Megan Ervin, Miss Illinois! She celebrated by putting her culinary skills to the test and decorating her own Eli’s Cheesecake with the help of Eli’s pastry chefs.

In honor of Megan’s great work and commitment to helping our community, Eli’s announced that a portion of all proceeds of all sales made on National Cheesecake Day would be donated to Children’s Miracle Network.

Eli’s was also proud to present a $1,000 donation to Children’s Miracle Network on Megan’s behalf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Megan generously donated her time to help the Eli’s team and the Eli’s slice mascot hand out over 1,000 FREE cheesecake slices around Chicago to celebrate National Cheesecake Day. They rode around town in the Cheesecake Mobile, a 1928 Ford delivery truck modified to store a truckload of cheesecake slices!  The group stopped at important landmarks in Chicago like the  Seneca Park/Eli Schulman Playground (located across from the new Children’s Memorial Hospital), and the Prudential Building.  The Eli’s team also posted surprise stops on Twitter and Facebook so our fans could get in on the fun and enjoy a free slice of Eli’s.   

 Fans who aren’t lucky enough to live in Chicago were able to enjoy free shipping on a different delicious flavor each hour  on elicheesecake.com.

 

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National Cheesecake Day Celebration at Eli’s Cheesecake!

National Cheesecake Day at Eli's Cheesecake--July 29

Activities throughout the day at Eli’s Cheesecake for National Cheesecake Day

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Eli’s Hot Rod was the place to get free samples of of Eli’s Cheesecake during the Eli’s/Wright College Farmers Market

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After School Matters Students in the Hip Hop Program did a special performance.

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The ASM students are taught for the summer by Happiness Club Artistic Director Tanji Harper

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Chef Antonio very busy on the grill

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According to Chad Nichols of Nichols Farm and Orchard, we are now entering the prime weeks for his excellent produce.

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Wright College sponsored a flower arranging class.

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National Cheesecake Day Celebration at Eli’s Cheesecake–first sampling of the day is Eli’s Vanilla Bean Cheesecake (8am to 9am)

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The National Cheesecake Day Celebration is on Thursday, July 29th with free slices of a new flavor each hour from 8am to 6pm

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Celebrate National Cheesecake Day at Eli’s Cheesecake World on Thurday, July 29th

National Cheesecake Day at Eli's Cheesecake--July 29

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National Cheesecake Day Celebration Today was Full of Entertainment, Free Cheesecake, and Great Eli’s Fans!

Eli’s celebration of National Cheesecake Day during the Eli’s/Wright College Farmers Market today (July 30th) was a success! Eli’s sampled different delicious flavors of cheesecakes and cakes every hour, entertainment groups performed througout the day, and many wonderful Eli’s Cheesecake fans came out to celebrate!

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Catch This! Juggling provided a fun show for the whole family! They bravely juggled flaming batons, knives, and even Eli’s own Cheesecake Dippers! Visit catchthisjuggling.com for more information on these great performers!

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The Happiness Club sang, danced, and even brought along break dancers from the group! They will be performing again at the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival on October 3rd and 4th. Also, Pianist Hal Roach performed in Eli’s Bakery Cafe/Retail Store while Eli’s Fans enjoyed a free slice of cheesecake!

For more Eli’s Events and information, visit us on Facebook! Search The Eli’s Cheesecake Company and become a fan!

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Catch This! Juggling Scheduled to Perform at National Cheesecake Day Celebration Along With a Fun-Filled Day of Acitvities!

Untitled-1“Catch This! will show you an array of events including clubs, balls, diabolos, rings, cigar boxes, knives, and fire. With a perfect blend of zany humor, flawless juggling, and hillarious audience participation, the laughs never stop in this “Olympic”-sized performance.” (catchthisjuggling.com)

This talented juggling group will be attending the National Cheesecake Day celebration, along with many other fun activities! Eli’s will be giving away FREE Cheesecake slices at Eli’s Cheesecake World from 9:30am – 2:00pm (one per person). Plain 8 inch sliceIn addition, there will be a free flower arranging demonstartion with Bob Neri at 11:00am, a live performance by legendary Chicago pianist Hal Roach, a free agricultural lecture at 1:00pm with guest speakers JIM BRAUN & DEBBIE HILLMAN (coordinators for the Illinois Local & Organic Food & Farm Task Force and builders of an Illinois field-to-fork food system), and market fresh produce from the weekly Eli’s/Wright College Farmers Market!

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Roz Varon of ABC 7 Chicago Previews the 12th Annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival

Students from Smyser Elementary compete in a
preview of the the Eli’s Cheesecake Eating Contest–scheduled for 3:30 both
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Roz Varon thanks Eli’s Associates, Eli’s Big Slice and students
from Smyser Elementary for coming out early on Friday morning to preview the
12th Annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival.

Eli’s Maureen Schulman shares the family activities of the Eli’s
Cheesecake Festival with Roz Varon. Activities include cheesecake eating,
cheesecake games and hula hooping with an Eli’s Dipper.

Eli’s Executive Pastry Chef Laurel Boger shares a recipe for an
individual Apple Pancake with Roz.

Roz thanks students from our local elementary school, Smyser
Elementary School, for coming out so early to be a part of the ABC 7 News This
Morning.

Eli’s has a team of over 200 associates and
volunteers working to make the 12th Annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival a great
success.This was our early morning team that was ready at 4:30am to welcome Roz
and her crew.

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Slashfood wishes its readers a “Happy National Cheesecake Day!”

Slashfood, top food food blog at www.slashfood.com, wishes it readers a Happy National Cheesecake Day. The Blog
continues that those who don’t want to bake their own cheesecake order Eli’s Cheesecake online–and mentions that Oprah loves Eli’s Cheesecake.

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Join us as we celebrate National Cheesecake Day at Eli’!

What a great day–National Cheesecake Day! At Eli’s, we are also celebrating being the number one vendor at the Taste of Chicago—selling over 170,000 Slices and Eli’s Dippers at this year’s Taste alone.

National Cheesecake Day falls on Monday, July 3, but we are starting the celebration early with our Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market on Thursday, July 26th. Come for a free slice of Eli’s Cheesecake between
11am and 1pm.

If you can’t come for the Farmers Market, the celebration continues Friday and over the weekend (July 27-29th) and culminates on Monday with complimentary slices from 11am to 1pm (one slice per person) as we celebrate how great it is to bake Eli’s Cheesecakes in Chicago.

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