Taste has been going great. This may be the best stretch of good weather we
have seen in Chicago all year. As our good friend and Taste neighbor, Charlie
Robinson says, this is “cheesecake weather.”

We are getting great comments from our customers at Taste. There is nothing
more rewarding than seeing happy customers all around enjoying their Eli’s. We
even great notes like this one below from a fan in Michigan City.

My friend and I went to the taste of Chicago and tried your
cheesecake on a stick dipped in chocolate, and it was FANTASTIC! By far the best
thing at the taste, and I am going back to get another!

Each year, we get outstanding comments about our T-shirts at Taste of
Chicago. This year, we have three color T-shirts—Orange, Blue and Green and an
Orange Hat. We will be adding them to our web site for a limited time so you can
order them. As a thank you to our web site visitors and Blog readers, we are
having a drawing for one of each of the T-shirts and hat (4 prizes in total) for
the people who write me up until midnight on Sunday, July 4th, Just write me at
with the words “Eli’s Taste T-shirt and Hat Contest”” in the
subject line
and giving your name and address. One entry per household please. We will post
the winners on Tuesday, July 6th.