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Taste of Chicago and Eli’s Cheesecake 36th!

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Foodie Photo Challenge

Eli’s Cheesecake also ran a Foodie Photo Challenge #ElisAtTaste.  Below are a few of the entries from Eli’s Foodie Photo Challenge:

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Eli’s Celebrates 34 Years at the Taste of Chicago

Despite the Taste of Chicago being cancelled on Saturday, Eli’s was back out there Sunday with the Big Cake ready to serve!
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Today is opening day for the Taste of Chicago! In 1980, founder Eli Schulman debuted the now famous Eli’s Cheesecake at the first Taste of Chicago, making Eli’s the only original vendor still participating at Taste.  Eli’s has sold over 5.2 million slices throughout Taste’s history!  Marc Schulman, Eli’s son and company President, credits Taste for launching the dessert and helping take it from a local favorite, to one of the country’s largest specialty cheesecake bakeries, baking over 20,000 cheesecakes and desserts daily at Eli’s Cheesecake World located on Chicago’s northwest side.

Eli’s Cheesecake Booth #16, located at Jackson and Columbus, will feature Eli’s Cheesecake Smoosh:  Cookie Cheesecake made with Oreo® (topped vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce), Turtle Cheesecake, Original Plain (with strawberries), Chocolate Chip Crunch Dipper (frozen chocolate chip cheesecake on a stick, dipped in crunchy dark chocolate) and Taste portions:  mini slices of original plain cheesecake and Eli’s Honey Mediterranean Cheesecake made with honey produced by the students from the Chicago High School of Agricultural Sciences.

Eli’s is excited to celebrate 34 years with the Taste of Chicago this coming Saturday, July 12th, with a giant 1,000 pound cheesecake. The festivities will begin at 11:30am at the In The Kitchen with Mariano’s Cooking Demo Stage where Eli’s Executive Pastry Chef Laurel Boger will be talking about our NEW Vegan Cheesecakes and what goes in to making a GIANT cheesecake. The celebration will continue at 1pm at Buckingham Fountain for the Big Cake Cutting with special guests: The cast of Motown the Musical and Jeff & Spencer Tweedy! Enjoy a FREE slice of cheesecake, meet & greet with the Eli’s Slice and more!

For more information on the Taste of Chicago, click here.

Eli's featured on the CBS News with Vince Gerasole

Eli’s featured on the CBS News with Vince Gerasole

Marc and Maureen Schulman help decorate the BIG Cake for Saturday!

Marc and Maureen Schulman help decorate the BIG Cake for Saturday!

Eli's Team at the Taste Booth getting ready for opening day!

Eli’s Team at the Taste Booth getting ready for opening day!

Eli’s Cheesecake is Tradition for One Blogger from D.C.

Yesterday, Jessica from the blog “What a Novel Thought”, wrote about her recent trip to visit her family in Chicago, which according to her family’s tradition includes a stop at The Taste of Chicago, specifically Eli’s Cheesecake Booth. She wrote about how “it was worth the heat and crowds and the loooong walking to go to the Taste and indulge in a slice of fabulously decadent cheesecake”. Her son finally had his first slice of Eli’s at the Taste, and here at Eli’s we couldn’t be more proud! Check out the post and Jessica’s blog at: http://whatanovelthought.com/2012/07/17/a-trip-down-memory-lane/

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Eli’s Big Cheesecake Aired on The Today Show

Eli’s Cheesecake was proud to be The Today Show for our Big 32nd Birthday and Taste of Chicago Cheesecake. The clip shows Chef Laurel Boger putting on some decorations to the 1,000 pound cheesecake. To watch the clip yourself, just click on the picture below:

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Celebrate with Eli’s Cheesecake for the 32nd Year of the Taste of Chicago and the 175th Birthday of Chicago

The month of July has many reasons for celebration.  Eli’s Cheesecake and the Taste of Chicago is celebrating its’ 32nd Anniversary, due to Eli’s Cheesecake being at the Taste every year since its opening in 1980. We would also like to mention a Happy 175th Birthday to the City of Chicago. 

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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!

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Taste of Chicago 2011–an Eli’s Cheesecake tradition for 31 years!

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Since July 4, 1980, Eli’ Cheesecake has celebrated the 4th of July Holiday at the Taste of Chicago. We thank our fans for coming out to Grant Park for this great Chicago Celebration.

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Giada De Laurentiis at the Dominick’s Cooking Corner at the Taste of Chicago

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One of the highlights of the 2011 Taste of Chicago was the demonstration by Food Network Host and Cook Book Author Giada De Laurentiis.

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Eli’s Marc, Elana and Maureen Schulman thank Giada De Laurentiis for her presentation at Taste of Chicago and present her with an Eli’s Honey Ricotta Cheesecake for her trip home.

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Eli’s Celebrates the 31st Birthday of Taste of Chicago Eli’s Cheesecake

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Our thanks to Cirque Shanghai Extreme (performing this summer at Navy Pier) for joining us at Buckingham Fountain on Saturday, June 25th to celebrate the 31st Birthday of Taste of Chicago and Eli’s Cheesecake.

After a performance by Cirque Shanghai Extreme, the 2,000 lb. Eli’s Original Cheesecake was served to over 10,000 people with a donation of the same amount to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Previews the Taste of Chicago at Dominick’s

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We are looking forward to the start of the 31st Annual Taste of Chicago on Friday, June 24th. Recently, Eli’s Cheesecake participated in a preview of the Taste of Chicago with Dominick’s at the store at 2550 N. Clybourn. Eli Marc and Maureen Schulman and Kaitlin Matthews were joined by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Taste of Chicago Manager Mary Slowick and  Don Keprta and Jeff Norkiewicz of Dominick’s.

Eli’s presented a replica of the Giant 31st Birthday Cake for Eli’s Cheesecake and the Taste that will be cut and served free to the public on Saturday, June 25th at Buckingham Fountain at 1pm.

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