Posts Tagged ABC News

“Teens learn about local food production”–Eli’s Cheesecake, Wright College and Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences featured on “Live Green” on ABC7 Chicago

chsas teens abc

and Sylvia Jones, producer

July 16, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Some high school students are using their summer break to learn more about living sustainably and giving back to their communities.

While some teens are spending the summer sleeping in and hanging out, ABC7 found one group that volunteered to be in the classroom to discuss local food production.

“We’re learning about food and technology and marketing and the social economic and political aspects of it,” said Ariel Jacobs, senior, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.

The group is taking part in a six-week long program called the Ecology Entrepreneur Summer Internship.

“I wanted to be a part of this program because I felt as if I wanted to spend my summer doing something that could help me learn rather than just sitting at home or doing nothing,” said Brandon Dye, senior, Chicago High School for Agriculture Science.

The internship is a joint effort between the Wilbur Wright College, where they earn college credit, and Eli’s Cheesecake, where they get entrepreneurial experience.

“We thought how great it would be to have the students come up to be able to attend a class and get college credit. And then participate in our Farmer’s Market, and then having great speakers come and talk about leading issues in agriculture,” said Marc Schulman, president, Eli’s Cheesecake.

One of the primary goals is to support students’ classroom learning with hands-on lessons.

“We’re actually selling stuff from CHAS, like honey and dog bandanas. So, we could give back to the community from our farm,” said Gabriel Ojeda, junior, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.

The students also spend a couple of days a week at their school working with freshmen to help them become acclimated to high school life.

Eli’s Cheesecake’s farmers’ market is open every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 1p.m. — now through September.

(Copyright ©2010 WLS-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)

Tags: , , , , , , ,

The Hungy Hound, Steve Dolinsky, Features Eli’s the Place for Steak and Eli’s Cheesecake on ABC7 Chicago News

These are very important days at Eli’s as we celebrate the 25th birthday of Eli’s Cheesecake and the Taste of Chicago on Saturday, June 25th, and one month later, on Saturday, July 30th “mourn” the closing of Eli’s the Place for Steak at its location for 39 years at 215 E. Chicago Avenue in the Carriage House. Northwestern Memorial Hospital. our landlord for the past 35 years, needs the site for the expansion of the Prentice Woman’s Hospital, so there was no choice but to close. We are working on several opportunities in our area, on or near the Magnificent Mile, and will keep you updated on our future plans.

Today Steve Dolinsky, the Hungry Hound, on ABC7 Chicago, is celebrating Eli’s history on a pre-Father’s Day segment. Steve is one of Chicago’s brightest talents in the food industry and we were delighted to have him visit the kitchen and dining room at Eli’s the Place for Steak.

Hungry Hound: Special food for
Father’s Day

June 17, 2005 — There are dozens of restaurants offering special meals for Father’s Day on Sunday. ABC7′s Hungry Hound has two suggestions — both offer something a little more than just food on a plate. Father’s Day is of course a time to honor dad. There are two food-worthy options this Sunday. One, on the South Side, honors dads with a gigantic cookout that raises money for charity.
The other, a longtime Chicagoicon about to close its doors, honors both the legacy and culinary invention of one of the city’s famous dads.

This Sunday, the 16th Annual Real Men Cook event fills the grounds of the SouthShoreCulturalCenter, getting dads and kids together over lots of good food.

“Helps to shine a good light on, in this instance, primarily the African American community and man who is a part of that community,” said Kofi Moyo, Real Men Cook. “Real men cook, but real men serve the food they cook as well, to the public that comes in and makes a charitable donation.”

The proceeds from the event will benefit the Community Mental Health Council.

Just off the Mag Mile, another father and son act…but this one is bittersweet. After 39 years in business, Eli’s The Place For Steak will shut its doors at the end of July. After World War Two, Eli Shulman owned a handful of restaurants and delis…and with his son Marc always at his side, he opened his legendary steakhouse in 1966.

“I think what Eli really brought was the great mix of being an exceptional host and very focused on the customer, and a lot of innovation in food for that era,” said Marc Schulman, Eli’s, The Place for Steak.

That meant legendary Chicago dishes like shrimp dejonghe: baked prawns with butter and breadcrumbs…or gently seared liver with sauteed onions and peppers. Thick, juicy prime-aged filets and strips were always prevalent…as were the celebrities. Not only Sammy and Frank, and a President or two…but also the people who covered them, like Kup, and some other famous faces. In 1980, at the first Taste of Chicago, Eli had another idea: come up with a new dessert. He settled on cheesecake. There was the original, then the white chocolate with raspberries, and of course, the rich, chocolaty Turtle. Years later, Eli started making enormous cheesecakes for special occasions, and eventually, opened a giant manufacturing plant on the city’s far west side. Schulman says this year’s Taste will be just like all of the others…except for the fact that the cheesecake business has now eclipsed the legendary restaurant.

“Taste of Chicago we’ll be celebrating 25 years and here, to the end of July, we’ll be celebrating 39 years, and we’ll be doing it with the service and quality that people would expect from Eli’s.”

There are still about six weeks left to enjoy Eli’s although the cheesecakes aren’t going anywhere. They will certainly have a big presence at this year’s Taste of Chicago.

Real Men Cook
7059 S. Shore Dr.

June 19, 3 – 6 p.m.
773-734-4033 x422

Eli’s The Place For Steak
215 E. Chicago Ave.

Eli’s Cheesecake Co.
6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Eli’s Cheesecake featured on ABC7 Chicago: Best of Chicago Foods you can ship for the holidays

This morning we were fortunate to be featured, along with Lou Malanti’s Pizza
(an Eli’s brand partner) and Nuts on Clark on the ABC7 Chicago Morning News.
Maureen and I were able to join the great ABC7 Morning News crew of Judy Hsu,
Hosea Sanders, Roz Varon and Tracy Butler. What was so exciting is that all of
them shared their Eli’s stories—from ordering from us online to enjoying Eli’s
at the Taste and other events. Most importantly, they wanted to let their
audience know that it isn’t too late to send out Eli’s and these other treats
for the holiday. Our deadline for standard shipment is 8am on Tuesday, December
21st for Christmas Eve Delivery and for next day delivery is 8am on Thursday,
December 23rd

Marc and Maureen sampling Eli’s Cheesecake on the set with Judy and Hosea

Great looking display on the ABC7 Chicago set of just some of Eli’s treats
that are available via the web or catalog

Tags: , , , , ,