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Eli’s Receives Rave reviews of Toffee Crunch Dipper!

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Chocolate Chip Toffee Crunch Cheesecake
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My family and friends know that I LOVE cheesecake.. Eli’s is well known across the country for their cheesecake, and it calls Chicago home. This cheesecake was so rich and creamy, it was awesome!

The Bean Queen: Taste of Chicago

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One of the things that Laura and I were both looking forward to on our trip to Chicago was attending the Annual Taste of Chicago Food Festival. I think this is one of the biggest such festivals in the country, it lasts for 10 days! …

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MSNBC/Week TV-Peoria reviews Eli’s Cheesecake at the Taste

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“I tried the Eli’s Chocolate Chip Crunch Dipper. Cheesecake covered in chocolate and Heath candy. It is a great way to start or finish your taste experience. Eli’s Cheesecake is the number one seller at the Taste. ‘You can come and get a dipper. You can come and get strawberry cheesecake or turtle or Oreo cheesecake. We have something for everyone,’ said Nicole Neuhaus, Taste Manager.”

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Congratulations to the Fire Department Paramedics deployed on bicycles who saved the life of a tourist at Taste of Chicago on Thursday.

Congratulations to the Fire Department Paramedics deployed on bicycles who saved the life of a tourist at Taste of Chicago on Thursday. We give great credit to the dedicated paramedics, police officers and firemen who have worked so hard to make Taste so safe and enjoyable.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Provides Dessert for Broadway in Chicago Seasons Subscribers and Guests as Broadway stars perform a special free concert @ the Taste of Chicago

Eli’s Cheesecake Provides Dessert for Broadway in Chicago Seasons Subscribers and Guests as MARY POPPINS, JERSEY BOYS, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 101 DALMATIONS, IN THE HEIGHTS AND BOYS VERSAS GIRL perform a special free concert at the Taste of Chicago.

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We kept looking at the weather forecast this past Saturday. Praying it wouldn’t rain. Broadway In Chicago had a lot at stake. Sunday we had a float in the Gay Pride Parade and Monday was the concert at the Taste of Chicago. …

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Chicago Tribune highlights visitors to Taste of Chicago…”I get it every year from Eli’s Cheesecake”

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Taste of Chicago: Who are all those people anyway?

 Fareen Vora, 23, North Side

How long have you been attending the Taste? “Since I was a kid, maybe about nine years.”

What do you like about it? “The Taste is fun. You get a taste of all the restaurants.”

Why did you decide to come again today? “My co-worker and I planned it for a committee event for work. [And for] the cheesecake, I get it every year from Eli’s Cheesecake. It’s a once-a-year thing.”

What tip would you share with a newcomer? “Break out of your comfort zone. Try something new. Like the barbecue tamarind sandwich or the fries with mango chutney [from Vermilion]. I was thinking I’d go back for some more. Also, come in the evening when it’s starting to cool off.”

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Eli’s is Visited By Carli Lloyd at the Taste of Chicago

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Eli’s Cheesecake at Taste visited by Carli Lloyd, US Gold Medal Olympian in Soccer and Star at the 2008 Bejing Games.

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Eli’s Celebrates the 29th Birthday of the Taste of Chicago, Eli’s Cheesecake, and the 100th Birthday of the Burnham Plan of Chicago

On Saturday, June 27th, Eli’s hosted a 29th Birthday Celebration for the Taste of Chicago and Eli’s Cheesecake and the 100th Birthday of the Burnham Plan of Chicago. All share a July 4th Birthday. After Daniel Burnham V and other guests cut the giant 2,000 lb. Cheesecake, over 10,000 slices were served complimentary.

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Chicago Tribune Feature on Taste of Chicago-”Chicago’s Collossus” Eli’s Cheesecake is One of the Taste First Classics

Chicago Tribune Feature on Taste of Chicago-”Chicago’s Collossus”
Eli’s Cheesecake one of the Taste Classics—participating in every Taste since that first on July 4, 1980

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Eli’s Cheesecake celebrates the 28th Birthday of the Taste of Chicago and Eli’s Cheesecake at the Taste!

It has become a tradition that we celebrate the birthday of Taste of Chicago and Eli’s Cheesecake on the first Saturday of Taste with a Giant Birthday Cheesecake and complimentary cheesecake for all. Saturday, June 28th was a beautiful day in Chicago and we celebrated at Buckingham Fountain with the Chicago cast of the Jersey Boys and other special guests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a cheesecake so big that you need a forklift to move it into position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eli’s Pastry Chefs under the direction of Executive Pastry Chef, Laurel Boger, created a three-tiered 2000 pound birthday cheesecake decorated with marzipan cherries the size of baseballs for the birthday celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cast members from the Chicago Company of Broadway’s Tony Award winning Jersey Boys were on hand to lead the crowd in a round of “Happy Birthday” before joining Eli’s special guests to cut the giant cheesecake. The cast of the Jersey Boys (on the left) are joined by Eli’s President, Marc Schulman, 42nd Ward Alderman, Brendan Reilly, Eli’s Maureen, Haley, Kori and Elana Schulman. Second City Producer Emeritus, Joyce Sloane and Paula Froehle and family, the Academic Dean of Flashpoint, The Academy of Media Arts & Sciences, Chicago’s new digital media college, and Mary Slowik, the Manager of the Taste of Chicago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cast of the Jersey Boys enjoyed the cake cutting so much that they stayed on to pass out several hudred samples slices to the assembled crowd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eli’s Operations Team takes a break from the Bakery and helps several thousand slices of Eli’s Cheecakecake.

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First Taste of Chicago–July 4th, 1980 on Michigan Avenue

We always tell the story of how my dad, Eli M. Schulman, took his signature cheesecake from Eli’s the Place for Steak to that first Taste of Chicago on July 4, 1980 on North Michigan Avenue—the only year that the Taste was on Michigan Avenue.

Here are photos of our booth at that first Taste. The three flavors of my dad’s cheesecake making their public debut: Chocolate Chip, Plain and Raisin Cinnamon all for $1.50 per slice. Today we offer our Taste Portion of Original Cheesecake at that same price–28 years later!

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