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Eli’s Excited to be Included in Mayor’s Stanley Cup Wager

This morning, the mayoral wager was placed on the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals and once again Eli’s is extremely excited to be included in on the action. This year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel bet Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn 122 slices of Eli’s cheesecake along with Giordano’s best deep dish pizza and other Chicago classics. Mayor Emanuel chose to bet 122 slices specifically to honor each year of the Stanley Cup. Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the playoff wager one of his “favorite Chicago traditions” and it is one of ours as well. We here at Eli’s look forward to seeing the Hawks bring home another victory.

UPDATE: Congressman Mike Quigley has also bet his Florida colleagues an Eli’s Cheesecake on the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helped finalize the wager with a “puck drop” on the steps of the Capitol Building.



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Eli’s shows their Blackhawks pride


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Quigley Wins Stanley Cup Wager and Honors Blackhawks’ Championship with Resolution

Today, U.S. Representative Quigley received clam chowder from Legal Sea Foods and a case of Harpoon beer from U.S. Representative Lynch as a result from the wager they agreed upon over the outcome of the Blackhawks vs. Bruins during the Stanley Cup finals.

Quigley showed good sportsmanship by giving Lynch an Eli’s Cheesecake and Nuts on Clark.

Read more about the U.S. Representative wager here:

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Congratulations Patrick Kane & The Stanley Cup Winning Chicago Blackhawks!

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Blackhawks Win

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Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Wager by Mayor Richard M. Daley; Eli’s Cheesecake Part of the Wager at the United Center

April and May have been  very busy months for the Chicago Blackhawks.  It started all the way back on April 16th when the Blackhawks started the playoffs against the Nashville Predators. After that 4-2 series win, Eli’s was fortunate to be a participant in the wager by Mayor Daley with Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver. After the Blackhawks won the Vancouver series again 4-2, we joined Mayor Daley at City Hall as he wagered with Mayor Chuck Reed of San Jose. After the Blackhawks won that series 4-0. we sent Mayor Reed a supply of Eli’s Cheesecake as a consolation gift.

For the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, we had the honor to join Mayor Daley, Blackhawks  Chairman, Rocky Wirtz, Team President John McDonough, Senior Vice President Jay Blunk and other Blackhawks Officials for the Stanley Cup Wager with Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia. It was a great turnout by Chicago Food Companies and Institutions as we helped the Mayor celebrate the Blackhawks reaching the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1992 with a last win in 1961.

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Eli’s wager a Hat Trick of 500 slices of Eli’s Cheesecake–Original, Strawberry and Chocolate Chip.

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Eli’s President with Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz

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Eli’s Marc Schulman makes Eli’s Wager…..with Eli’s Chicago Cheesecake and Philadelphia Cheese Steak on the line…go with the Eli’s Cheesecake.

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Eli’s Maureen Schulman with Blackhawks Legend Bobby Hull

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Blackhawks President John McDonough with Eli’s Marc Schulman

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Eli’s Cheesecake over the Ice at the United Center.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman with long time supporter, friend and supporter, Bobby Hatoff, the Chairman of Allen Brothers Meats

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Eli’s Marc Schulman with Grant Deporter, President of Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group at the Mayor’s Wager at the United Center

Items Included in Chicago’s Bet:

Abundance Bakery: three dozen red velvet cupcakes.
Al’s #1 Italian Beef: 100 Italian Beef Sandwiches.
Allen Brothers: six boxes of 34 oz. USDA Prime Long Bone Ribeye steaks (The Blackhawk Chop) for Philadelphia and 5,000 burgers to Blackhawks Charities.
Azteca Foods Inc.: 10 cases each tortillas, tortilla chips, salad shells
Billy Goat Tavern: Three dozen double “cheezborgers.”
BJ’s Market: Barbecue Turkey Ribs, Mustard-Fried Catfish, Roasted Turkey Wings.
Bobak’s Sausage Company: 100 Italian Sausages and 100 Gourmet Chicken Burger “Pucks.”
C. J. Vitner Company: 10 cases of Chicago Style Potato Chips.
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs: “Cowboy” by David Todd Trost.
Chicago Public Library: A collection of books by some of Chicago’s great authors, including Scott Turow, Innocent; Carl Smith, The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City; Gwendolyn Brooks, A Book of Poems; Saul Bellows, The Adventures of Augie March; Studs Terkel, Touch and Go; Sarah Paretsky, Body Work.
Connie’s Pizza: 50 Large Deep Dish Sausage Pizzas.
Eli’s Cheesecake: 500 slices of a “hat trick” of Eli’s Cheescakes – Original, Strawberry, and Chocolate Chip.
Garrett Popcorn Shops: 25 gallons of Mixed Popcorn.
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse: Once Case of the “Chicago Cut” USDA Prime Bone-in Ribeye steaks.
Glunz Family Winery & Cellars: 12 bottles of Glunz’s de la Costa Sangria.
Goose Island Beer Company: 10 cases of Goose Island Honker’s Ale.
Great to Be Here Tees: Chicago/Philadelphia Sports Fan T-shirt package.
Half Acre Brewery: one case each of Gossamer Golden Ale, Daisy Cutter Pale Ale and The Invasion Helles Bock.
Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse: 49 6-oz. Double-Cut Lamb Chops.
Illinois Specialty Cut Flowers: A sustainably grown Blackhawks bouquet.
Kim & Scott Pretzels: Round-trip airfare to Chicago for two, hotel room for one night, free dinner at Kim & Scott’s Cafe Twist at 2218 N. Lincoln Ave. and a case of Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Stuffed Pretzels.
King Wah: 200 egg rolls.
La Preferida: Assortment of over 50 Authentic Mexican food products including refried beans, Jalapeño Peppers, Organic Products, Salsas, Tortillas, and Seasonings.
Lyric Opera of Chicago: two tickets to Verdi’s “A Masked Ball”, two Lyric fleece pullovers and baseball caps.
Manny’s Cafeteria & Deli: A Deluxe Manny’s Care Package containing sliced corned beef & pastrami, potato pancakes, rye bread and a bottle of Manny’s Horseradish Mustard.
Margie’s Candies: five cases of Margie’s turtles
Mullen Foods: Chicago’s Finest Applesauce
Original Rainbow Cone Inc.: 25 quarts of Original Rainbow Cone ice cream
Reebok: 100 youth hockey sticks
Reggio’s Pizza: 10 Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizzas
Robinson’s Ribs: three cases of Robinson’s Barbecue Sauce –Original, Brown Sugar and Hot.
Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap – West Loop: 20lbs, 10oz. of toasted macaroni & cheese.
Stewarts Coffee: six cases of Stewarts Private Blend Coffee and two cases of “Red Eye” Blend.
Terry’s Toffee: 30 pounds of toffee.
Vienna Beef: 1961 Maxwell Street Polish Sausages and 2010 Chicago Style Hot Dogs
Windy City Soda: cases of Windy City Soda to the City of Philadelphia and 15 cases to the Chicago Greater Food Depository.
World’s Finest Chocolate: 50-lb. chocolate almond bar.

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Go Blackhawks! Eli’s Cheesecake Delighted to be part of Mayor Daley’s “wager” with the Mayor of San Jose on the Hawks v. Sharks Series

It was a pleasure for all of us at Eli’s Cheesecake to be part of Mayor Richard M. Daley’s wager with San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed over the Western Conference Finals for the National Hockey League. Eli’s was proud to be part of that prior round victory over the Vancouver Canucks and Eli’s look forward to delivering Eli’s Cheescake as a “conciliation prize” to the Mayor of Vancouver and soon the Mayor of San Jose. We look forward to the Blackhawks bringing the Stanley Cup back to Chicago!

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The wager was held in the Mayor’s Conference Room which was filled with a great display of Chicago specialty foods and flowers.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman supports the Mayor’s Wager with a commitment to send 500 slices of Eli’s Cheesecake to San Jose in the unlikely event that the Blackhawks win. Far more probable is that Eli’s will send 4 cakes to Mayor Reed–”why should he be deprived of great cheesecake from Chicago.”

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Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is a huge supporter of Chicago Food Companies. The Blackhawk’s road to the Stanley Cup is a great way to highlight the uniqueness and quality of Chicago Food Companies.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman shares Eli’s Big Slice celebrating the Blackhawks with Team Chairman Rocky Wirtz.

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A Chicago Bet would never be complete without Dutchie Caray, the spirit of Harry Caray’s. Harry Caray’s is a great customer for Eli’s Cheesecake

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Eli’s Cheesecake Delighted to be part of Mayor Daley’s Wager with the Vancouver Mayor on the Blackhawks v. Canucks Series

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April 29, 2010

Mayor Daley Backs Blackhawks With Wager Of Local Products On Vancouver Semi-Final Series

Mayor’s Press Office    312.744.3334

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Mayor Richard M. Daley today wagered a package of local food, drink and other products with the Mayor of Vancouver on the Chicago Blackhawks upcoming Western Conference semi-final playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks.
The series begins Saturday in Chicago.

“It was just about a year ago that we were celebrating the Hawks’ first appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs since 2002,” Daley said in a City Hall news conference at which he was joined by President John McDonough and other team officials.

“The excitement that returned to this franchise last season has grown this year,” said.

To demonstrate his confidence in the Hawks, Daley made a friendly wager with Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver on the outcome of the series.

The wager includes products from these Chicago Companies:

- Ferrara Pan Candy Company
- Connie’s Pizza
- Vienna Beef
- Azteca Products
- Garrett Popcorn Shops
- Golden Dragon Fortune Cookies
- Half Acre Brewery
- Robinson’s Ribs
- Illinois Specialty Cut Flowers
- BJ’s Market, and
- Eli’s Cheesecake

“There’s a huge amount of “buzz” about this team right now and that’s good for our City. We’re proud of the way they’re representing both the great tradition of the franchise and all the people of Chicago,” Daley said.

The Mayor thanked the following representatives, who were in attendance at the news conference, from the companies donating the products:

- Vince DiVencenzo, General Manager, Connie’s Pizza
- Keith Smith, Director of Marketing, Vienna Beef
- Art Velasquez, Owner, Azteca Products
- April Alvarez, Account Executive, Garrett Popcorn Shops
- Tom Leung, Owner, Golden Dragon Fortune Cookies
- Gabriel Magliaro, President, Half Acre Brewery
- Cordell Robinson, Vice President, Robinson’s Ribs
- Troy Ong, Owner, Illinois Specialty Cut Flowers
- Chef John Meyer, Owner, BJ’s Market
- Marc Schulman, President, Eli’s Cheesecake

Anything edible Chicago wins in this wager will be donated to the Chicago Food Depository.

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