Eli’s Cheesecake at Taste visited by Carli Lloyd, US Gold Medal Olympian in Soccer and Star at the 2008 Bejing Games.
One of our greatest supporters for the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival
is the Michigan Apple Committee and the Michigan Apple Queen, We are honored
this year that Laura Dietrich, the 2008 Michigan Apple Queen will be attending
the Festival and that the Michigan Apple Committee is again sponsoring our
Laura Dietrich, the 2008 Michigan Apple Queen, is from Conklin,
Michigan. The daughter of fifth generation apple growers, Alvin and Helen
Dietrich, the Queen serves as an ambassador for the state’s apple industry
making appearances at festivals and fairs throughout the year. Selected in
December of 2007, Dietrich has visited many schools to read books about apples,
judged the National Pie Festival, and participated in the Blossom Time Parade,
the Frankenmuth Festival and the National Cherry Festival in Traverse
Watch for the Michigan Apple Queen to accompany Eli’s Executive
Pastry Chef, Laurel Boger, to do a demonstration live on NBC 5 Chicago at 6am on
Saturday, September 20th. Later that day, the Queen will assist Michigan Apple
Chef Diane Smith with a demonstration at 12:45pm on Saturday and again at
2:45pm, Sunday, September 21st at the Michigan Apple Culinary
One of our richest traditions at Eli’s is our annual participation in the St. Patrick’s Day Queens Contest. It dates back to my dad, Eli Schulman, hosted plumbing industry leaders Ed Brabec and Dan Lydon, as they planned the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the City. It continues today with my wife and Eli’s Director of Public Relations, Maureen Schulman, serving as one of the judges for
the Queen’s Contest.
Bob Ryan, emcee of the Queen’s Contest thanks Eli’s for providing cheesecakes for the guests at the Contest.
The tradition of Eli’s Cheesecake bringing dessert to the Queen’s Contest dates back over 20 years ago. It was Eli’s dear associate and friend, Rita Tierney, who suggested Eli’s create a green Irish Mint Cheesecake for the event. Today joined by Eli’s Bailey Cheesecake and Eli’s Original, the tradition
Bob Ryan and Eli’s Maureen Schulman celebrate another successful year for the Queen’s Contest. Maureen has been a judge for the Queen’s Contest most of the years that we have provided dessert. It is the role of the distinguished judges to interview the over 100 applicants each year to pick a Queen that demonstrates “the qualities of grace, sincerity, beauty, sense of humor, poise, personality and wit” that makes this good will ambassador for the Parade so important.
Eileen Kapolnek of Park Ridge is named the Queen of the 2008 and 52nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Marc and Maureen Schulman present Eli’s Bailey’s Cheesecake to the Queen and her Court.
The official photograph of Queen Kapolnek and her Court. From left to right the Queens Court consists of; Miss Maureen Hawkins, Miss Julie Popp, Queen Eileen Kapolnek, Miss Patricia Garrity and Miss Kerry Anne Brennan.
|Friday, Jan. 18, 7 to 9 a.m.
Plaza, Dearborn and Washington
When it comes to winter weather, Chicagoans are a hardy breed. That’s why bicycle commuters in the city mark the coldest recorded day in Chicago history by celebrating a Winter Bike to Work Day breakfast party each year in Daley Plaza.
From 7 to 9 a.m. Jan. 18, the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation will welcome bike riders to the plaza for this annual event, serving hot chocolate and Eli’s Cheesecake. Plus, there’s a free raffle for prizes from the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation.
The date marks the 23rd anniversary of Chicago’s coldest recorded day — Jan. 20, 1985, when the official temperature at O’Hare was minus 27 degrees with 36 mph wind gusts, which produced wind chills as low as minus 93 degrees.