Archive for June, 2013

Eli’s featured in summer issue of Michigan Avenue Magazine

Eli’s Cheesecake President, Marc Schulman, and The Eli’s Cheesecake Company are featured in the summer issue of Michigan Avenue Magazine.  The article tells the story of Eli’s Cheesecake started from the very beginning and its involvement in the community, locally and nationally.

View from the Top; Marc Schulman

Read the article here: http://www.ifoldsflip.com/i/138854/56

 

Eli’s new Music on the Patio series

Friday, June 28, 2013 kicks off Eli’s new Music on the Patio series.  Several Friday nights throughout the summer, Eli’s will have a featured guest performing some tunes on our patio from 4pm-6pm.  Tomorrow’s performer is Steve Justman with vintage folk and classic country tunes.  There will also be a free Eli’s Cheesecake and Dessert Sampling Buffet!

 

Visit Steve Justman’s website here: http://www.stevejustman.com/

 

For a list of more events at Eli’s, check out our café calendar: http://www.elicheesecake.com/elis-in-chicago/bakery-cafe/calendar/

Another Great Farmer’s Market

We had great weather for our 2nd Farmer’s Market of the season.  Today, the featured fruit was strawberries!  We also had the first presentation of our speaker series.  Seneca Kern, co-founder of WeFarm America, spoke to us, as well as Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences students and the public about urban agriculture.  The Farmer’s Market happens every Thursday from 7am-1pm.  The speaker series is every week, following the market at 1pm.

 

Eli’s Celebrates 9th Annual Father’s Day Bike Ride

Nine years ago, we approached our friends Rudy Kubica, the owner of Rudy’s Bike Shop, and Dr. Charles Guengerich, now the retired President of Wright College with the idea of creating a signature event the morning of Father’s Day–a 10 mile bike ride through the Portage Park, Dunning and Wright Community. Every year the bike ride has grown and we had over 220 participants–many of whom ride with us every year. The ride is free, starts with a complimentary continental breakfast and finishes with a drawing of over 20 prizes donated by Eli’s Cheesecake, Rudy’s Bike Shop, Alderman Cullerton, State Representative Martwick and Hands over Stress.

We extend our thanks to our event chair, Sharon Mrowiec & Family as well as all our associates at Eli’s and to the Chicago Police Department for providing a safe path for the ride.

Eli’s Cheesecake Farmer’s Market Opens for the 2013 Season

Eli’s Cheesecake and Wright College annual Farmer’s Market opens today at The Eli’s Cheesecake Company located at 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive.  It is open every Thursday from 7am -1pm.  We offer a FREE continental breakfast from 7am-9am with a $5 purchase in the market in support of the local farmer and vendors.  Next week, the Sustainable Agriculture Speaker series begins on Thursdays, June 20-July 25 at 1pm.   The local farmers are a great resource for helpful meal preparation, storage and selection of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers.  Parking is free.  We look forward to your visit!

Nichols Farm at Eli's Cheesecake Farmer's Market

Eli’s Cheesecake Farmer’s Market Opens for the 2013 Season

Nichols Farm at Eli's Farmer's Market

Eli’s Cheesecake is included in more wagers on the Stanley Cup Finals

Eli’s Cheesecake seems like the thing to include in your wager on the Chicago Blackhawks.  Chicago Senator Durbin and Senator Kirk bet Eli’s Cheesecake in the Stanley Cup Finals against Boston’s Senator Warren and Senator “Mo” Cowan.  Also, Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois’ 5th District has a wager going with Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts on the Stanley Cup Final that includes Eli’s cheesecake, as well.

Read more about the exciting wagers here:

http://voices.suntimes.com/durbin-kirkstanley-cup-wagers-elis-cheesecake-312-beer/

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/12/governors-congressmen-put-friendly-wagers-on-hawks-bruins/

Eli’s Honey Mediterranean Cheesecake now available online

Eli’s Honey Mediterranean Cheesecake is now avilable for consumers online.  Eli’s honey is harvested by students from The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.  Proceeds from honey sales go toward scholarships for derserving high school senors.

Read more and buy Eli’s Honey Mediterranean Cheesecake here: http://shop.elicheesecake.com/product/125

Eli’s Cheesecake included in the mayoral wager on the Blackhawks vs Kings!

Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel and  Los Angeles’ Antonio Villaraigosa have made a friendly wager on which hockey team will advance to the Stanley Cup finals.   Twenty-five slices of Eli’s Cheesecake including Eli’s Original Plain, Strawberry, and Chocolate Chip flavors are riding on the outcome of this soon to be legendary series.

Read more about the mayoral wager here:  http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/03/here-are-details-of-the-chicago-l-a-mayoral-wager-on-hawks-kings/

and here: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rahm-Emanuel-Makes-Bet-on–209956611.html