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Eli’s Cheesecake Congratulates Evan Lysacek, who won SKATING Magazine 2009 Readers’ Choice Skater of the Year Award!


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“(8/5/09) – U.S. Figure Skating and SKATING magazine announced today that 2009 World champion Evan Lysacek has won the 2009 Readers’ Choice Award for Skater of the Year Michelle Kwan Trophy. This is the first time Lysacek has taken home this honor.

“I am so honored to join the esteemed list of Readers’ Choice recipients,’ Lysacek said. ‘I have to thank SKATING magazine readers and my loyal fans and for their continued support – my fans play such an important role in my life.’

“Lysacek started slowly in 2008-09, taking home bronze medals from both Skate America and Skate Canada and failing to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final for the first time in four years. After a bronze-medal-winning performance at the 2009 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Cleveland, Ohio, in January, the two-time U.S. champion bounced back to garner silver at the 2009 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia, and capture gold in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships.

“He also placed first in the men’s competition at the World Team Trophy in Tokyo in April, helping the United States earn a victory at the inaugural staging of the competition.

“Each spring, SKATING magazine readers are asked to vote for the eligible skater in any discipline whom they believe is most deserving of the award, based on the accomplishments of the past season. The Michelle Kwan Trophy, which represents both the sport of figure skating and SKATING magazine, is a one-of-a-kind crystal sculpture designed by Crystal Signatures of Pennsylvania.

“The Readers’ Choice Award is given annually by SKATING magazine, the official publication of U.S. Figure Skating. Voting was open to the public on”

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Only one week left! Nickelodeon Parents Picks Awards nominates Eli’s Cheesecake World as one of Chicago’s top Tourist Spots–Vote for us (polls close July 15th)

Nickelodeon Parents Picks Awards nominates Eli’s Cheesecake World as one of Chicago’s top Tourist Spots–Vote for us (polls close July 15th)


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Nickelodeon Parents Picks Awards nominates Eli’s Cheesecake World as one of Chicago’s top Tourist Spots

Nickelodeon Parents Picks Awards nominates Eli’s Cheesecake World as one of Chicago’s top Tourist Spots–Vote for us (polls close July 15th)


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AIB International Awards Highest Level of Food Safety to Eli’s Cheesecake













For the second consecutive year, Eli’s Cheesecake has received a “Superior” rating for Food Safety from AIB International, the highly regarded independent international auditing organization. “Superior” is the highest AIB audit rating achievable.

AIB certification demands that rigorous quality control processes and programs be in place throughout the facility to ensure contamination-free products for the food industry. As part of the audit requirements, Eli’s Cheesecake had to demonstrate appropriate security measures, established cleaning and maintenance procedures, and stringent control of all incoming and in-process materials, as well as the absence of food and drink at workstations, as well as the use of hair and beard nets are among the controls that contribute to the contamination-free environment.

Eli’s Cheesecake congratulates Quality Assurance Manager, Michael Tamez, for his leadership in developing Eli’s Quality
Initiatives. “Receiving a ‘Superior’ rating for the second consecutive year is a source of pride for all of us at Eli’s,” according to President, Marc Schulman, “and demonstrates to our customers our commitment to food safety and continuous quality improvement.”








One highlight of the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival was the arrival of our Superior Rating Banner from AIB International. Here Mike Tamez holds up the Banner with the University of Illinois Extension Mobile Science Lab in the background.

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Jersey Boys Celebrates First Anniversary in Chicago with Eli’s Cheesecake

The record-breaking Chicago Company of Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The
Four Seasons, will celebrate its first anniversary in Chicago on Tuesday,
October 14, 2008.

On he evening of October 14th, there will be an
official anniversary performance at 7:30pm. Following the regular curtain call,
the entire Jersey Boys will perform a special Four Seasons style arrangement of
“My Kind of Town.” After the performance, anniversary guests will enjoy slices
of Eli’s Cheesecake as well as pizza from Home Run Inn.

(11 a.m. on Sundays). Ten (10) front row seats are available at
the Bank of America Theatre Box Office (18 W. Monroe) only. As many as forty
(40) additional seats, subject to availability at select performances, are made
available online at and at the Bank of America Theatre Box
office. Rush ticket limit is two (2) tickets per patron and all seats are
limited view.

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Having Words with Eli’s Marc Schulman in Nations Restaurant News

My dad was most proud of having Eli’s the Place for Steak named to the Nation’s Restaurant News Hall of Fame, the most prestigious award for an independent restaurant. For that reason, it was a great honor for me to be profiled in the “Having Words With” column in the September 29th

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Eli’s Voted Best Dessert in Chicago on AOL City Guide!

Everyone here at Eli’s is grateful to have such loyal
fans. You made us the #1 dessert at Taste of Chicago and today we found that we
were again voted as best place for dessert in Chicago on Aol City Guide!

As a special thank you. please join us for one FREE
slice of cheesecake as we celebrate National Cheesecake Day on July 31 from
11am-2pm during our Farmer’s Market.

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Congratulations to Bettina Richards and her team at Thrill Jockey Records on the celebration of their 15th birthday. This weekend Eli’s Cheesecake is delighted to be providing the birthday cake for the event in London at KOKO featuring The Fiery Furnances, Trans Am, The Sea and Cake, Arbouretum, Califone, Radian, The ZIncs, Daniel Higgs, Tortoise, Bobby Conn, Adult and KTL

The American Institute of Baking is the leading non-profit educational organization that provides audits for food safety so that customers and consumers can see the procedures used to insure the use of good manufacturing practices, quality and food safety.

We are delighted that based on an indepth audit to review all of our food safety program, pest control, operational methods, personnel and cleaning practices that Eli’s Cheesecake was awarded a “Superior” Rating, the highest rating awarded by the AIB.

This is a company wide success for Eli’s and we had a company wide celebration to commemorate this achievement. We want to be the highest quality supplier possible and the recognition is an important step toward that goal.



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Eli’s Cheesecake Couture Collection Nominated for a Chicago Innovation Award


The Chicago Innovation Awards Debuted in 2002 as way to celebrate the creative spirit of the Chicago area. We are delighted that our Eli’s Couture Collection is among the 250 innovative products and services that were nominated.

The announcement of the winners of the 10 winners will be made in connection with the start of Innovation Week in Chicago in October. Chicago is a great City for entrepreneurs and it is great to share our creative ideas with the community.

A list of all nominees can be found in the Chicago Sun TImes, founding sponsor of the event, at,CST-FIN-cia-nomin17.article

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Masters of the Gridiron in the Eli’s Cheesecake Family; A 60 year tradition–1947 at Wright and in 2007 at the Chicago Academy and the University of Wyoming

At Eli’s, we welcome the Fall as it marks the start of College and High School Football and our Annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival.

This year we also celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Eli’s Family participating in College and High School Football. It was in October of 1947 that Eli’s cousin, Glenn “Buddy” Schulman took the field for the Wright College Rams. Weighing 190 lbs. Buddy wore number 40 and played tackle as the Rams took on Morgan Park, North Park, Morton, Grand Rapids, Wilson and LaSalle Peru.

Today the traditon of Eli’s and high school and college football continues as our associates, Mike Neuhaus, Defensive End for the Wyoming Cowboys and Armando Chavez, Defensive End and Fullback, for the Chicago Academy, are playing key roles in the 2007 season–Wyoming winning its opening game against Virginia by 23-3 and the Chicago Acedemy winning its first two games by scores of 34 to18 and 38 to 0.

Mike and Armando are both namesakes for their fathers, Mike Neuhuas, our Operations Manager, and Armando Chavez, Production/Decorating Manager, who collectively have over 35 years at Eli’s. We are delighted to see their children achieve excellence in both academic and sports.

It is also coincidental that the Chicago Academy is located on the original Wright College Campus. Back then Wright had to play its home games at Rockola Field. Today the Chicago Academy is fortunate to have a state of the field directly in back of the school.

We wish Armando, Mike and their teams the best of success this season.






Mike Neuhaus has been helping us at Eli’s since he was a very small child. Mike and his sister, Nicole, now at the Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe and Taste Co-Manager, were with us at the first Take Your Child to Work Day on February 27, 1992.









Armando Chavez was in the first middle school class at the Chicago Academy. As a senior, he is a leader on the football field and also helps in production at Eli’s.

Armando and Mike continue a great Eli’s tradition in football started by Buddy Schulman for the Wright Rams in 1947.














Chicago Academy Football Schedule

Sat, Aug. 25 North Shore Country Day N. Shore 2:00P 34 – 18

Thu, Aug. 30 Sullivan Winnemac Stadium 3:30P 38 – 0

Sat, Sep. 08 Roosevelt Chicago Acad. 1:00P

Sat, Sep. 15 ACT Charter Chicago Acad. 1:00P

Sat, Sep. 22 Noble Street Chicago Acad. 1:00P

Sat, Sep. 29 Uplift Chicago Acad. 1:00PM ,

Sat. Oct. 06 Kelvyn Park Winnemac Stadium 11:00A

Sat, Oct. 13 Rickover Chicago Acad. 1:00P


Wyoming Cowboys Football Schedule

Date Opponent / Event Location Time/Result

9/1/07 Saturday, Sept 1 vs. Virginia Laramie, Wyo. W, 23-3

09/08/07 vs. Utah State TV Laramie, Wyo. 12:00 p.m.

09/15/07 at Boise State TV Boise, Idaho 6:00 p.m.

09/22/07 at Ohio TV Athens, Ohio 1:00 p.m.

10/06/07 vs. TCU TV Laramie, Wyo. 12:00 p.m.

10/13/07 vs. New Mexico TV Laramie, Wyo. 12:00 p.m.

10/20/07 at Air Force TV Colorado Springs, Colo. 12:00 p.m.

10/27/07 vs. UNLV TV Laramie, Wyo. 12:00 p.m.

11/03/07 at San Diego State TV San Diego, Calif. 7:00 p.m.

11/10/07 at Utah TV Salt Lake City, Utah 1:30 p.m.

11/17/07 vs. BYU TV Laramie, Wyo. 12:00 p.m.

11/23/07 at Colorado State TV Fort Collins, Colo. 12:00 p.m.


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