Last night, the cast of On Your Feet celebrated a successful opening night and Eli’s was happy to help. On Your Feet is a musical about the life and music Gloria and Emilio Estefan. The show will open on Broadway in the fall of 2015 but is currently calling Chicago home for its pre-Broadway run. The party was hosted at the Walnut Room on State Street and both Gloria and Emilio Estefan were in attendance and even cut the first slice of the cake provided by Eli’s. The cake was a delicious strawberry topped Tres Leches cake made special for the event. In addition to the cake, Eli’s also provided a variety of mini desserts, including our Brownies, 7 Layer Bars, Dulce de Leche Mini Pies, Caramel Flan Cheesecake Bites, Enrobed Original Plain Cuties and our Salted Caramel Bars. Eli’s was overjoyed to be included in such a fun event a wishes the cast and crew of On Your Feet a successful pre-Broadway run!
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Yesterday, Eli’s helped celebrate SOAR’s 40th birthday as well as the inaugural season of their Farmer’s Market. SOAR (also known as the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents) was founded in 1975 and since then has worked to enhance the Streeterville community. Their Farmer’s Market, formerly managed by the City of Chicago Cultural Affairs and Special Events, is one of their newer projects and is hosted every Tuesday at Museum of Contemporary Art Plaza. The birthday and the Market were celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as a big cake provided by Eli’s Cheesecake. Our own Maureen Schulman also hosted a baking demo of our strawberry compote from the Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook, coming December 1st. Eli’s was honored to be included in this exciting community event and wishes SOAR luck with their first Farmer’s Market season.
This past Friday, Eli’s was honored to be served at two different celebrations in Chicago. One was an event for the Gene Siskel Film Center honoring actor, director and producer Mark Ruffalo. Ruffalo was the recipient of the Siskel Center’s Renaissance Award for his achievements in the film industry. The event was hosted at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago Hotel and Eli’s was happy to give the attendees our new Salted Caramel Pretzel Bars as dessert. Eli’s Cheesecake was also served at the Above the Rails Gala, the opening party for The 606. The 606 is a new trail in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood that has been in development for the past decade. The party was held the night before the public opening of the trail and brought together Chicago community leaders to celebrate the innovative new trail. Eli’s was thrilled to be served at both festivities and we look forward to all the rest of our summer events.
This weekend, Eli’s will be heading to the 2015 IDDBA Show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA! The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association hosts this annual expo to bring together buyers, merchandisers and executives from across the nation for networking opportunities, industry insights and the exchange of ideas. Eli’s will be at booth #4633 showcasing a wide variety of our desserts, featuring our new Salted Caramel Pretzel Bar, Strawberry Topped Cheesecake and our 5” Original Plain. We look forward to learning from all the educational opportunities as well as sharing our legendary quality with other industry professionals from across the country.
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.
Last Wednesday, the Illinois State Comptroller’s Office celebrated one of their favorite traditions, Cheesecake Day. Cheesecake day was founded by the late former state Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka to bring people together during the final days of session at the Capitol. Now, 12 years later, it is still celebrated (now with current Illinois State Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger) and Eli’s is still proud to donate cheesecakes to the beloved celebration. This year, Eli’s gave cases of our Original Plain Cheesecake, our Chocolate Chip Cheesecake and our ever-popular Red Velvet Cheesecake. We at Eli’s are pleased that everyone enjoyed themselves and can’t wait to return next year!
Yesterday, Eli’s attended the 4th Annual A Taste That Matters, a culinary event benefitting the Northern Illinois Food Depository. The Northern Illinois Food Depository works to provide nutritious meals to people in need in Boone, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will and Winnebago counties. The event, presented by Jewel-Osco, is the organizations largest fundraiser with more than 600 guests in attendance. Guests enjoyed a variety of food provided by the local businesses and an expansive silent auction. Eli’s provided an array of desserts including our Cherry, Apple, and Dulce de Leche Mini Pies and other bite sized treats including our 7 Layer Bar, Salted Caramel Bar, Pecan Bar and Brownies. We also served tiny slices of our Original Plain cheesecake with two different topping options – a Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache and our Housemade Strawberry Coulis. Eli’s was thrilled to be a part of such a fun event. If you would like to learn more about the organization, please click here.
We are in the holiday zone here at Eli’s Cheesecake World, the location of our Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe, Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery, Eli’s Cheesecake Headquarters and Eli’s Retail Store and Visitor Center. We want to share a few highlights and events for December here in Chicago.
Each year, one of our most valued holiday traditions is the Eli’s Giving Tree. Eli’s Associates select of a civic or charitable organization of their choice and personally deliver a supply of Eli’s Cheesecakes and Desserts. It is our way of spreading joy in our local communities this holiday season.
Eli’s Cheesecake Annual Open House is December 9 from 5pm-7pm featuring a free dessert buffet, DJ spinning holiday music, prize wheel and 20% off everything sale (gift cards excluded).
Eli’s will be closing early on Dec. 11 at 5pm to allow our Eli’s Cheesecake Retail Associates to bring holiday cheer to our friends at the Sunshine Activity Center, a not-for-profit organization serving adults with developmental disabilities. Our associates will be preparing dinner, playing games and celebrating a visit with Santa.
The holiday dock sale of the year is on Saturday, December 13th from 9am-1pm. Popular flavor selections from Original Plain to Red Velvet Cheesecake and dockbuster sale prices make this a destination for your best prices of the season. The dock sale takes place on our shipping dock at 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive, Chicago.
Eli’s Gift-A-Palooza sales is December 14-19. Every shopper who purchases $30 or more receives a free secret Santa gift! A fun family holiday outing is to visit Eli’s Cheesecake World for DIY (do-it-yourself) Kid’s Holiday Dipper Decorating Dec. 17-19 from 11am-2pm ($5.50 per child). For more event information, visit www.elicheesecake.com/calendar or call 773-205-3800.
Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Café and Retail Store is open 7 days per week: Mon-Fri. 8am-6pm, Sat. 9am-5 pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Special holiday hours are Dec.23 open until 7pm and Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 closing at 3pm. We are closed Christmas and New Year’s Day. Shop the largest selection of Eli’s Cheesecakes and desserts anywhere!
Let us help you send a taste of Chicago’s Finest Cheesecake to your friends and family anywhere in the US! Eli’s Cheesecake will arrive picture perfect in a holiday gift box, custom insulated Styrofoam container and dry ice. To order, visit us 24/7 at shop.elicheesecake.com or call 1-800-ELI- CAKE Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm. Order by
Let us help you send a taste of Chicago’s Finest Cheesecake to your friends and family anywhere in the US! Eli’s Cheesecake will arrive picture perfect in a holiday gift box, custom insulated Styrofoam container and dry ice. To order, visit us 24/7 at shop.elicheesecake.com or call 1-800-ELI- CAKE Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm. Order by Dec. 18 at 11am CST for Christmas delivery.
If you would like to receive information regarding Eli’s Cheesecake’s Bakery Cafe activities or Mail Order specials, please join our mailing list at http://www.elicheesecake.com/join-mailing-list/.
Enjoy the holiday season!
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:
Saturday, March 2 – Monday, March 4
Celebrate Chicago’s Birthday at Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Café
Visit our bakery on Chicago’s northwest side for a FREE slice of Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake (one per person, please).
Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Café
6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive
Chicago, IL 60634
Chicago’s Official 176th Birthday Celebration
See Eli’s giant birthday cheesecake created by Executive Pastry Chef Laurel Boger, which will be served free to all guests while supplies last.
Monday, March 4, 11:30am-1pm
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
For those who can’t join in the fun in Chicago, our online celebration features 40% off our Original Plain or Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes, Monday-Tuesday at 11am CT.