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Joe Mantegna Celebrates Star on the Hollywood Walk with a Commemorative Eli’s Cheesecake


Chicago Native Joe Mantegna received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located next to that of his boyhood idol, Errol Flynn. Mantegna received his star in the category of live theater which is where Mantegna’s career started. Mantegna won a Tony Award in 1984 for best featured actor in a play for his performance as cynical real estate agent Richard Roma in playwright David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Glengarry Glen Ross.” Mantegna helped write the play “Bleacher Bums” and was among the stars of its original production. Mantegna has starred on the CBS crime drama “Criminal Minds” since 2007. He also has a recurring role on the Fox animated comedy “The Simpsons” as the mobster Fat Tony. Mantegna’s other television series credits include “Joan of Arcadia” and the Supreme Court drama “First Monday.” Mantegna has notched three Emmy nominations, for his work in the made-for-television movies or miniseries “The Last Don,” “The Rat Pack” and “The Starter Wife.”Mantegna made his feature film debut in 1985 in “Compromising Positions”  and starred in the critically acclaimed Mamet films “House of Games” and “Things Change.”Mantegna’s other film credits include “Alice,” “Celebrity,”  “The Godfather Part II,” and “Baby’s Day Out.”

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Following the Hollywood Walk Hall of Fame Ceremony, there was a party at the Kress Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard sponsored by the Elysian Hotel and others, including Eli’s Cheesecake. Eli’s was represented at the party by long time friend and now LA Attorney, Gena Simon.


For the party, Eli’ created a dark chocolate Eli’s Cheesecake, decorated with an edible gold copy of his star.


Joe Mantegna enjoys a slice of the special Eli’s Cheesecake created in his honor.




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Congratulations to Joe Mantegna for getting his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Congrats to Chicago native and popular actor Joe Mantegna, who will get his long-deserved star Friday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He’ll be sweetly feted with a fave Chicago dessert — a dark chocolate Eli’s Cheesecake, decorated with an edible gold copy of his star

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Famous Chicago Actor Joe Mantegna and Arlene Mantegna, owner of “Taste Chicago” in Burbank are special guests at the Taste of Chicago

Two weeks ago we were delighted to enjoy Eli’s Cheescake at Arlene Mantegna’s
“Taste Chicago” in Burbank She has a full selection of Eli’s Cheesecakes for
dessert and her special dessert is our chocolate demi-cake topped with ice
cream, hot fudge and whipped cream.

Today we were fortunate to have Arlene, and her husband, well known Chicago
actor, Joe Mantegna visit our booth at Taste to select some desserts for her
restaurant and to serve some happy customers. Joe and Arlene are great boosters
of Eli’s and Chicago and we were so happy to have them down at Taste.


photo of arlene and josephine at “Taste Chicago”


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