1837: President Andrew Jackson had 24 horses pull a 1,400 lb. wheel of cheese to the White House, and invited citizens to drop by for some cheese and conversation with himself and members of the cabinet, legislators and diplomats. This year The White House will hold its third virtual # bigblockofcheeseday on Jan 13th, the day after the State of the Union, where citizens can ask senior officials questions on line.
2016: Eli’s Cheesecake of Chicago debuts #bigblockofcheesecakeday, making it possible for citizens to enjoy a big block of Chicago’s famous Eli’s Cheesecake…actually a giant 6 lb. slice, so imagine the cheese was a wheel, while watching the State of the Union on Tuesday January 12th, or while asking questions on line on Wednesday.
Eli’s big block of cheesecake serves 18-20, $56 plus shipping. Call to order for pick up 773-205-3800 or mail order www.elicheesecake.com. Local and suburban delivery available.
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