For forty five days, visitors to Citysearch Chicago were able to vote for
their favorite dessert. The voting was spirited and in keeping with Chicago
history, you could vote more than one time; actually once each day.

When the polls closed this past weekend, Eli’s the Place for Steak, the home
of Eli’s Cheesecake, was named by Citysearch visitors as Chicago’s best
desserts. We very much appreciate the support for Eli’s and our heritage. It is
very fitting that the competition closed on the eve of the beginning of Taste of
Chicago, the launching pad for our cheesecake. It was on July 4th 1980, that my
dad, Eli, served his cheesecake outside Eli’s the Place for Steak for the first

We appreciate your support and look forward to you celebrating with us at the