On Saturday, March 4th, Chicago turns 180! Come celebrate with us at the Chicago History Museum from 10am-2pm for a celebration, guest speakers and a FREE Eli’s Cheesecake (one per person, while supplies last).
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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.
Together Eli’s Cheesecake and Taste of Chicago celebrated their 36th birthday with a 1,500 pound cheesecake. The Big Eli’s Cheesecake had delicious layers of Original Plain and Chocolate Chip topped with fresh strawberries.
After being fork-lifted off of an Eli’s Cheesecake truck, the cast of The Book of Mormon and Spongebob the Musical sang Happy Birthday and helped cut the first slice of Eli’s Big Cheesecake.
The customers for cheesecake went wild at the sight of Eli’s Big Cake and the multi-layer cake was served to thousands of people! Eli’s Cheesecake shared the event using their very own Snapchat geotag filter for the event. The geotag was a hit and many Snapchat videos were selected to be on the Chicago Snapchat Story. An annual tradition, Eli’s Big Cake is an birthday celebration not to be missed!
In addition to serving cheesecake, Eli’s Cheesecake’s Executive Pastry Chef, Laurel Boger, provided an informative demonstrations for a No-Bake Cheesecake (recipe found in Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook). Chef Laurel Boger showed multiple ways to use the batter from the No-Bake Cheesecake including single serve Cheesecake Parfaits and Cheesecake Popsicles.
Eli’s Cheesecake also ran a Foodie Photo Challenge #ElisAtTaste. Below are a few of the entries from Eli’s Foodie Photo Challenge:
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.
Click here for more information on Big Block of Cheese Day.
Early this morning in the rainy Chicago weather, Eli’s Cheesecake was among a famous few Chicago brands to welcome The Today Show to Chicago! Hosts Natalie Morales and Willie Geist of the Today Show enjoyed a few slices of Chicago’s favorite cheesecake, while hosting the Today Show from 8am- 9am in Millennium Park near the famous Chicago “Bean”. Other brands that wished them a happy hello and welcome to Chicago included The Shedd Aquarium, the Chicago LuvaBulls & Benny the Bull, the Chicago White Sox, Garrett’s Popcorn, and more. Thanks for visiting Today Show! To see more from the Today Show in Chicago, visit: https://storify.com/todayshow/hundreds-welcome-today-to-the-second-city-todayinc.
Eli’s Cheesecake and the Taste of Chicago to Celebrate Their 32nd Birthday and the 175th Birthday of Chicago
Eli’s Cheesecake is happy to celebrate its 32nd birthday, as well as the 32nd annual Taste of Chicago, and the 175th birthday of the city of Chicago. We will have a surprise celebrity guest to help with the cake cutting and a visit from the Eli’s Slice. Join us on Wednesday, July 11 at 11am at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park for the celebration!
Eli’s has had the honor of creating many Inaugural and Presidential cakes in the past. We are proud of our quality, handmade cheesecakes and our talented associates who create these delicious desserts for such special occasions. Here’s a look back at some past celebrations:
President Clinton’s Inaugurations
1993 Eli’s Goes to Washington
To celebrate President Clinton’s first inauguration, Eli’s was invited to create a giant “Red, White and Bill” Cheesecake, which included layers of Cherry, Original Plain, and Blueberry Cheesecakes (left).
1996 “Eli’s” goes to Washington again
Because Eli’s Cheesecake was such a great hit four years earlier, Eli’s is invited to participate in President Clinton’s second inaugural festivities. In keeping with the Inaugural theme, “Building a Bridge to the 21st Century” the red, white and blue cheesecake is topped with an arched chocolate bridge a foot-and-a-half high.