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Eli’s Celebrates 38 years at Taste of Chicago

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Eli’s was ecstatic to participate in the 38th Annual Taste of Chicago! Weare the only vendor who has served food at Taste of Chicago all of its 38 years. From Wednesday July 11 – Sunday July 15, our booth, located near the corner of Jackson and Columbus served:  Original Plain Cheesecake with Strawberries (7 tickets), Turtle Cheesecake (9 tickets), Cookie Cheesecake Smoosh Made with Oreo® Topped w/ Vanilla Ice Cream & Chocolate Sauce (10 tickets), Chocolate Chip Crunch Dipper® (7 tickets), Taste Portion of Original Plain Cheesecake or Lemon Mixed Berry Cheesecake (4 tickets).

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Eli’s Cheesecake celebrated their 38th birthday, along with the 38th birthday of Taste of Chicago with a 1,000-pound Birthday Cheesecake,topped with a Giant Cherry Pie this year in honor of this year’s celebrity cake cutters: cast members from the national tour of Waitress, playing at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre July 3-July 22, 2018.

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At Noon, under the tent at Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, we invited Taste visitors to watch the giant birthday cheesecake be lifted off the truck by a forklift, see Eli’s pastry chefs put the final touches on the cake, and play cheesecake trivia games.  After that, we began the Cake Cutting Ceremony, followed by a round of Happy Birthday led by Waitress cast members. Watch Laurel Boger, our Executive Pastry Chef prepare the Big Cake below!

We also had a Foodie Photo Challenge for people to participate in on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. See our three winners below! Winners were awarded Eli’s Desserts and Gear.

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Today is the first day Eli’s was featured in Facebook Live videos by reporters from NBC Chicago, WGN and ABC7. You can see their posts below!

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Eli’s Salutes Harry Caray

Eli’s Cheesecake salutes Harry Caray in honor of the 20th Annual Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray on February 15th! Our founder, Eli Schulman, was a great friend of Harry’s and they spent many a day together cheering on the Cubs at Wrigley Field (and many a night together at Eli’s the Place for Steak’s piano bar).

​In keeping with this year’s theme​, SPACE, THE INFINITE FRONTIER (a nod to Will Ferrell’s Harry Caray ​skit which appeared on Saturday Night Live), Eli’s will toast Harry with an Out Of This World Milky Way Cheesecake Shake, a thick and creamy  combination of ice cream, cheesecake and Milky Way candy bars,  topped with a “Raise the Glass” flag. The cheesecake shake will be available for purchase on Thursday, February 15th for $3.50 from 3-6pm at our Bakery Cafe, 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive, Chicago.

Be sure to take a selfie on our supersized Eli’s C​HARRY Cheesecake ​bench​ (originally created for the city’s Sweet Home Chicago street art installation), complete with a backdrop of Wrigley Field.

 

Harry with Eli's wife, Esther Schulman

Harry with Eli’s wife, Esther Schulman

D.I.Y. Cheesecake Cuties

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Named by Eli’s granddaughter, Elana, Cuties are 1″ x 1″ squares of Eli’s Cheesecake, dipped in rich chocolate. Bite-sized and fun to eat, Cuties are perfect for parties and holiday buffets. With our new D.I.Y. Cuties kit, you can dip, decorate, and enjoy handmade Eli’s Cuties at home.

The kit includes everything you need:

  • 24 Original Plain Cheesecake Cuties
  • Fine Belgian chocolate and a bit of coconut oil, to make the coating
  • Crunchy chocolate sprinkles
  • 24 wooden sticks, for dipping
  • Parchment paper, to help keep the mess to a minimum

Complete instructions are included, or visit www.elicheesecake.com/kits for decorating ideas, how-to videos, and more.

Order a DIY Cheesecake Cuties Kit here, or call 800-ELI-CAKE.

Pumpkin Everything Season at Eli’s

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Every foodie knows that Fall means one thing—Pumpkin flavored everything! Eli’s Cheesecake is celebrating Pumpkin Everything Season with its variety of Pumpkin Cheesecakes.  Our Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake is available at our Bakery Cafe and will be available online for mail order within the next few weeks. This is a fall fan favorite because it combines two desserts in one—pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake. It can be described as a sweet delicate piece of Fall.

Eli’s Cheesecake has many more pumpkin flavored treats in store, so stay tuned for the latest info on product releases. As for our Fall Favorites, check our Pinterest Board to see our list of the Perfect Fall Desserts from Eli’s Cheesecake.

Eli’s Halloween Fest is here!

Halloween Fest is back at Eli’s! The annual October celebration began yesterday, the 22nd, and will continue through the 25th. In addition to daily activities, catch big savings, like a free 5″ Cheesecake with any $25 purchase, and up to 40% off your favorite fall flavors! Join us this weekend for games, fun, pumpkins and cheesecake.

Join us for Halloween Fun!

Join us for Halloween Fun!

 Events Schedule

 Friday:

11am-1pm: DIY Halloween Dipper Bar, $1

3-5pm:         Live Music on the Patio

Free Cheesecake Buffet

Saturday:

10am-2pm: Fall Market Place

Free Pumpkin Painting/Decorating with Pumpkin Purchase

Halloween Games, Face Painting

11am-3pm: DIY Mini Cheesecake Decorating, $3.50

12-1pm:      DIY 7″ Cheesecake Decorating, Free with Purchase

12-1pm:      Free Bingo

Sunday:

12-1pm:   DIY Halloween Dipper Bar, $1

2-4pm:     Free Bingo

Sharing Eli’s Cheesecake Chicago Holiday Activities

We are in the holiday zone here at Eli’s Cheesecake World, the location of our Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe, Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery, Eli’s Cheesecake Headquarters and Eli’s Retail Store and Visitor Center.  We want to share a few highlights and events for December here in Chicago.

Each year, one of our most valued holiday traditions is the Eli’s Giving Tree.  Eli’s Associates select of a civic or charitable organization of their choice and personally deliver a supply of Eli’s Cheesecakes and Desserts.  It is our way of spreading joy in our local communities this holiday season.

Eli’s Cheesecake Annual Open House is December 9 from 5pm-7pm featuring a free dessert buffet, DJ spinning holiday music, prize wheel and 20% off everything sale (gift cards excluded).

Eli’s will be closing early on Dec. 11 at 5pm to allow our Eli’s Cheesecake Retail Associates to bring holiday cheer to our friends at the Sunshine Activity Center, a not-for-profit organization serving adults with developmental disabilities.  Our associates will be preparing dinner, playing games and celebrating a visit with Santa.

The holiday dock sale of the year is on Saturday, December 13th  from 9am-1pm.  Popular flavor selections from Original Plain to Red Velvet Cheesecake and dockbuster sale prices make this a destination for your best prices of the season.  The dock sale takes place on our shipping dock at 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive, Chicago.

Eli’s Gift-A-Palooza sales is December 14-19.  Every shopper who purchases $30 or more receives a free secret Santa gift!  A fun family holiday outing is to visit Eli’s Cheesecake World for DIY (do-it-yourself) Kid’s Holiday Dipper Decorating Dec. 17-19 from 11am-2pm ($5.50 per child).  For more event information, visit www.elicheesecake.com/calendar or call 773-205-3800.

Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Café and Retail Store is open 7 days per week: Mon-Fri. 8am-6pm, Sat. 9am-5 pm, Sun 11am-5pm.  Special holiday hours are Dec.23 open until 7pm and Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 closing at 3pm.  We are closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.   Shop the largest selection of Eli’s Cheesecakes and desserts anywhere!

Let us help you send a taste of Chicago’s Finest Cheesecake to your friends and family anywhere in the US!  Eli’s Cheesecake will arrive picture perfect in a holiday gift box, custom insulated Styrofoam container and dry ice.  To order, visit us 24/7 at shop.elicheesecake.com or call 1-800-ELI- CAKE Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.  Order by

Let us help you send a taste of Chicago’s Finest Cheesecake to your friends and family anywhere in the US!  Eli’s Cheesecake will arrive picture perfect in a holiday gift box, custom insulated Styrofoam container and dry ice.  To order, visit us 24/7 at shop.elicheesecake.com or call 1-800-ELI- CAKE Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.  Order by Dec. 18 at 11am CST for Christmas delivery.

If you would like to receive information regarding Eli’s Cheesecake’s Bakery Cafe  activities or Mail Order specials, please join our mailing list at http://www.elicheesecake.com/join-mailing-list/.

Enjoy the holiday season!

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Eli’s Toys for Tots Drive

This year, Eli’s is teaming up with Toys for Tots to bring a brighter Christmas to children. We are collecting new, unwrapped toys (valued at $5 or more) in our Bakery Cafe until December 7th. As a token of our appreciation, we will be giving out 20% off frozen dessert coupons to anyone who brings in a toy.

Please help us bring more smiles to children’s faces this holiday season.

Thank you

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Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe Participates in Small Business Saturday

The Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Café is participating Small Business Saturday on November 24, 2012!  FREE slice of Eli’s Cheesecake when you shop at Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe.  Remember to register your American Express card online with American Express (ShopSmall.com) to shop on Small Business Saturday and save $25 on your purchase of $25 or more in-store at Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Café.  American Express will then credit your card for $25. For terms and conditions on this American Express offer visit: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/Shop-Small/offerterms. Happy Small Business Saturday Shopping!

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Eli’s Tasting and Traditions Experience featured on The Daily Meal!

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“You Asked for It-Factory Tours”: Tours & Tastings at Eli’s Cheesecake World featured in Time Out Chicago!

Factory tours | You asked for it

Explore manufacturing plants in Chicago on these four tours.

By Tomi Obaro

Photo: michael roberts

Chicago isn’t the manufacturing town it used to be, but are there still factory tours in the area that I can go on to see stuff get made?—SF, Forest Park

Eli’s Cheesecake World On weekdays at 1pm, watch as thousands of cheesecakes make their way via conveyor belt into the oven. Workers bake and decorate while tour guides rattle off Eli’s trivia. As part of its “Discover Eli’s: Tasting and Traditions,” the company lets you sample its desserts for free every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. If you come on the right weekend, you might even get to try something still in development. 6701 W Forest Preserve Dr (773-736-3417). $3.

Intelligentsia Roasting Works Factory Tour This java-fan fave lets the public spy on its roasting works on the first Saturday of every month. At the end of the tour, you get a free half-pound of coffee to take home. 1850 W Fulton St (312-563-0023). $18, free for kids under 13.

Oberweis Dairy Plant Famous for still home-delivering its milk, Oberweis holds by-appointment group tours of its plant. After seeing how all the hormone-free dairy goes from a cow’s udders to your doorstep, you’ll be rewarded with a cup of vanilla ice cream. 951 Ice Cream Dr, North Aurora (630-801-6100). $3 for adults, $2 for kids.

Vienna Beef Factory Ignore the old maxim and find out how the sausage is made. Senior Veep Bob Schwartz escorts you through the premises as workers turn raw meat into Chicago’s signature hot dogs. The one-hour tour covers trimming and casing, and culminates in a free lunch of—what else?—hot dogs. Make reservations well in advance. 2501 N Damen Ave (773-278-7800). Free.

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