Posts Tagged Cheesecake

Eli’s Debuts Mail Order Catalog for 2008-2009 on line and in the mail

Each holiday season, Eli’s debuts a new mail order catalog that
can be accessed via our web site or by a print edition. This year, we are
introducing a number of new items and sampler cheesecakes, including two
samplers of our Eli’s Couture Collection and a number of new items including
Dark Chocolate Banana Cheesecake, Lime Coconut Passion Cheesecake and Blackberry
Creme Fraiche Cheesecake. In addition we have added our Moscata Berry Tira Mi Su
and a Dolce Caramel Tira Mi SU, perfect desserts for your holiday table or that
of your family, friends and business associates.

We congratulate Julie Hass of Warren, Michigan a reader of our
Blog and the winner of a drawing that we held on October 30th. We gave our Blog
readers three hours to enter a drawing for one of our new Couture
Cheesecake–Dark Chocolate Banana Cheesecake on the day that we debuted our new
mail order catalog. From now, watch for these quick contests–read our Blog and
win an Eli’s Cheesecake. Congratulations Julie.

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Idea posted on “The Skyline”-Blair Kamin’s Blog at the Tribune–for the Chicago Spire hole–use it as a holder to support a giant slice of Eli’s Cheesecake

My dear friend, Rory Packer, of Los Angeles and formerly of
Chicago, contacted me today with a message to check out Blair Kamin’s Blog on
Chicago architecture, at

Blair had requested ideas on what to do with the deep hole that
has been dug for the Chcago Spire. We thank Brian, a visionary, for his
recommendation that hole become a holder to support a giant slice of Eli’s
Cheesecake on a Stick.

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Vote Early in Chicago and Cook County Through October 30th & Celebrate with a free slice of Eli’s Cheesecake

Voters in Chicago, Cook County and throughout Illinois have the great convenience through October 30th to participate in “early voting.” At 50 locations in Chicago (one in each ward, including Wright College, you can avoid the lines and cast your vote to avoid any election day problems.

As a thank you to early voters, just bring in your early voting ballot receipt to the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe at Eli’s Cheesecake World, 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive, before November 6th, and we will give you a complimentary slices of Eli’s Original Cheesecake.

Help our democracy and enjoy free Eli’s Cheesecake. Such a deal!



Early Voting continues at 51 sites for Chicago voters through Thurs.,October 30. All Chicago sites are open Monday through Thursday, 9 5 p.m.

In the Primary Election, Chicago led the state in Early Voting. So now,the Chicago Election Board says: Let’s do it again, and bring a friend!

With four days remaining, Chicago voters have already cast morethan 154,000 ballots in Early Voting, far exceeding the 81,690 castduring the entire 18-day Early Voting for the Primary.

If you are registered to vote, you don’t need a reason or excuseto use the convenience of Early Voting now through Oct. 30 –but you do need to present a current government photo ID.

All Chicago Early Voting sites are 100% accessible.

Chicago voters may vote at any Early Voting location in the City of Chicagoand avoid any kind of scheduling problem that may occur on Election Day,November 4, 2008.

Once you cast a ballot during Early Voting, you cannot return duringEarly Voting or on Election Day to change your ballot for any reason.


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1. Goldblatts Building 1615 W Chicago Ave

2. Mabel Manning Library 6 S. Hoyne Ave.

3. Chicago Bee Library 3647 S. State St.

4. M L King Community Ctr 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

5. Jackson Park 6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

6. Whitney Young Library 7901 S ML. King Jr. Dr.

7. Jeffery Manor Library 2401 E. 100th St.

8. Olive Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave.

9. Palmer Park 201 E 111th St.

10. Vodak/East Side Library 3710 E. 106th St.

11. McKinley Park 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

12. Back of the Yards Library 4650 S. Damen Ave.

13. West Lawn Park 4233 W. 65 St.

14. Archer Heights Library 5055 S. Archer Ave.

15. Lindbloom Park 6054 S. Damen Ave.

16. Sherman Park Library 5440 S. Racine Ave.

17. Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S. Racine Ave.

18. Wrightwood-Ashburn Library 8530 S. Kedzie Ave.

19. 22nd Police District 1900 W. Monterey Ave.

20. Coleman Library 731 E. 63rd St.

21. Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted St.

22. Piotrowski Park 4247 W. 31st St.

23. Clearing Library 6423 W. 63rd Pl.

24. Douglass Library 3353 W. 13th St.

25. Chinatown Library 2353 S. Wentworth Ave.

26. Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy St.

27. Union Park 1501 W. Randolph St.

28. West Side Learning Ctr 4624 W. Madison St.

29. Amundsen Park 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

30. Portage Cragin Library 5108 W. Belmont Ave.

31. Blackhawk Park 2318 N. Lavergne Ave.

32. Pulaski Park 1419 W. Blackhawk St.

33. Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park Rd.

34. West Pullman Library 830 W. 119th St.

35. Logan Square Library 3030 W. Fullerton Ave.

36. Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

37. West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago Ave.

38. Wright College – Science Bldg 4300 N. Narragansett Ave.

39. N. Park Village Admn Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

40. Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln Ave.

41. Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy.

42. Access Living 115 W. Chicago Ave.

43. Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton Ave.

44. Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont Ave.

45. Edgebrook Library 5331 W. Devon Ave.

46. Truman College 1145 W. Wilson Ave.

47. Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

48. Edgewater Library 1210 W. Elmdale Ave.

49. Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

50. Warren Park 6601 N. Western Ave., and,

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Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls Serves Eli’s Cheesecake for Dessert at his 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Pacific Garden Mission

Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls was named as the Sportsman of the Year in the NBA for his activities in the community. One of the many programs of his Luol Deng Foundation is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for the
needy. At Eli’s we are delighted to have supported Luol for all three of his Thanksgiving Dinners this year at the Pacific Gaden Mission










November 21, 2007 – The Chicago Bulls and Luol Deng will provide Thanksgiving dinner for more than 700 visitors to the Pacific Garden Mission (1458 S. Canal Street | Chicago, IL) today beginning at 5 p.m.

Deng, along with the help from his foundation, the Bulls, Eli’s Cheesecake, Randolph Flowers, Hinckley Springs, Fields Auto Group and Infinite Logistics will donate and serve a Thanksgiving dinner and Chicago’s Eli’s Cheesecake to the men visiting the homeless shelter that evening. After dinner, Deng will provide each guest with a Bulls gift to celebrate the holiday.

Deng will also be joined by teammates Joakim Noah, Chris Duhon and Thabo Sefolosha as well as team mascot Benny the Bull as they personally assist with serving dinner to the 700 diners.

The Luol Deng Foundation is dedicated to assisting those in need by providing resources and creating opportunities for a better way of life. With hope, integrity and faith as values, our wellness, educational and recreational programs encourage and promote progress and improvement in our community and in Sudan.

Since 1877, Pacific Garden Mission has been a refuge for those weary of struggling through life’s storms. It is the oldest, continuously-operating, rescue mission in the country. Countless millions have come to the “Old Lighthouse” in Chicago seeking food, shelter and clothing as well as medical and dental care. Many also come seeking the answer to their ongoing struggle

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Eli’s Cheesecake Supports Salute to Ag Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

This year, Eli’s had the opportunity to participate in the great days in Illinois Agriculture; Ag Day at the Illinois State Fair and on Saturday, November 4th, Salute to Ag Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Football Game. The opponent for the day–#1 Rated Ohio State University

The scoreboard at Memorial Stadium welcomed the participants for Ag Day. The tag line for Illinois Agriculture was shown on the scoreboard “Your Town, Our State, The World” in recognition of the global profile of the Illinois
Agriculture industry.

Guests at the Salute to Ag Luncheon before the game were welcomed by University of Illinois President Joseph White. Other speakers included Chancellor Richard Herman, Dean Robert Easter, and Illinois Secretary
of Agriculture Chuck Hartke.

The emcee for the Salute to Ag Festivities was the Voice of Agriculture in Illinois and the United States, famed radio broadcaster, Orion Samuelson. Before heading home for the Radio Hall of Fame Gala (Orion was inducted in 2003), he took a picture with Eli’s Marc Schulman and Doug Wertheimer, the President of Wertheimer Box.

There were over 1,000 guests attending the Salute to Ag Lunch and they were treated with slices of Eli’s Cheesecakes, Brownies, Cakes and other Specialty Desserts.

The Salute to Ag Luncheon was followed by a relatively close football game that was won by Ohio Score with a score of 17 to 10. The prize for winning the game is the Illibuck Trophy that originated in 1925 with an actual turtle that traveled back and forth between Columbus and Champaign Urbana. Later, a wooden replica replaced the turtle as the trophy.

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Frango Cheesecake Made by Eli’s Cheesecake now exclusively available at


Frango Cheesecake
Chicago’s famous dessert is here! This rich, creamy cheesecake from Eli’s Cheesecake, made even sweeter with famous Frango chocolate, will make dessert time a holiday tradition at your house.
Makes a delightful gift for friends and family from out of town.

Two flavors available:

Frango Mint Cheesecake – Simply irresistible. Eli’s Cheesecake brings you this delectable 9″ Chocolate Frango Mint Cheesecake,
layered with mint chocolate mousse and topped with bittersweet chocolate shavings, a dusting of imported cocoa and baked on a chocolate cookie crumb crust.

Frango Toffee Crunch Cheesecake – Famous for good reason. This 9″ Frango Toffee Crunch Cheesecake – brought to you by Eli’s
Cheesecake – is layered with caramel milk chocolate mousse and topped with rich chocolate ganache, milk chocolate covered toffee and almonds drizzled with chocolate. Baked on a chocolate cookie crumb crust.


To Order:

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Eli’s Cheesecake Honored to be served at Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante in the Chimayo Valley of New Mexico

As the son of parents dedicated to operating their independent restaurant, Eli’s the Place for Steak, and Eli’s Stage Delicatessen before it for almost 60 years, I have tremendous respect for those operators who create and perpetuate one of a kind restaurants. It is particularly rewarding when one of those restaurants is an Eli’s Cneesecake company.

It was therefore a special treat to visit and dine at Rancho de Chimayo on the High Road to Taos in New Mexico. We were fortunate to meet Florence Jaramillo, the Proprietor and Visionary to create the restaurant and
nearby guest house. Florence is also a leader in the restaurant industry being recognized by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation with its highest award.








History of Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante

The Chimayó valley is a verdant oasis extending from the foothills of the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains to the expanse of the Rio
Grande valley.The name Chimayó itself is from the Tewá Indian language meaning superior red flaking stone.

In October 1965, the home of Hermenegildo and Trinidad Jaramillo became Restauranté Rancho de Chimayó. Arturo, Hermenegildo’s grandson, and his wife Florence had an idealistic vision in their plans for the house and land. Their restaurant would preserve the rich traditions of their family and its proud culture.

The setting is comfortable and romantic. Fireplaces radiate warmth into cozy rooms and family photographs hang on the white washed adobe walls. The lovely terraced patio beckons you to exquisite outdoor dining.

In August 1984, the Jaramillo family completed restoration of Hacienda Rancho de Chimayó, Epifanio and Adelaida Jaramillo’s home. Their home has been lovingly renovated into seven guest rooms. Each room opens onto an enclosed courtyard and within each room one finds turn of the century antiques, a private bath, a quiet sitting area and fireplace.

In October 2005, Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante celebrated their 40 year anniversary







Marc Schulman and Florence Jaramillo, the Proprietor of Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante, in front of the entrance to the elegant restaurant.

Marc Schulman and his daughter enjoying Eli’s Dulce De Leche and White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake at Rancho de Chimayo.

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