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Olympic Gold Medal Skater Evan Lysacek in Chicago—getting his Eli’s Whoopies!

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Eli’s Pastry Chef Melissa Bosco did a demonstration today at the Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe this morning on how to create an Eli’s Whoopie. The timing was perfect as Olympic Skating Gold Medal Winner Evan Lysacek was in Chicago at the Park Hyatt and got a special delivery of the just made Eli’s Whoopies!

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Good Morning America Presents Olympic Skater & Dancer Evan Lysacek with an Eli’s Cheesecake the morning after the Dancing with the Stars Finale

We were honored to get a call from Good Morning America requesting Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Evan Lysacek’s, favorite dessert when he flew overnight from Los Angeles to Chicago for the Good Morning America Dancing With the Stars After Party.

Evan, a native of Naperville, has been a great friend to Eli’s and we congratulate him on another amazing accomplishment.

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Eli’s congratulates Evan Lysacek-America’s Gold Medal Winner in Men’s Figure Skating!

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Eli’s Cheesecake Wishes Chicago’s Evan Lysacek Great Success in the Olympics Figure Skating Competition Tonight

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Olympic Figure Skater Evan Lysacak is a Chicago area native and a great friend to all of us at Eli’s Cheesecake dating back to his days skating at the Skokie Skatium Skating Professionals Evening that was followed by dinner at Eli’s the Place for Steak and in more recent years at the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe.

In 2006, Evan joined us our celebrity Big Eli’s Cheesecake Cutter as we celebrated the 26th Birthday of Taste of Chicago and Eli’s Cheesecake.

We wish Evan great success as he skates for a Gold Medal in Vancouver Tonight.

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Eli’s Cheesecake To be Served on Chicago 2016 Charter Flight to Copenhagen/Eli’s to dedicate 13th Annual Eli’s Cheesecake to the Olympic Spirit!

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The Chicago Hospitality Industry Supports the 2016 Olympics Bid


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Eli’s is Visited By Carli Lloyd at the Taste of Chicago


Eli’s Cheesecake at Taste visited by Carli Lloyd, US Gold Medal Olympian in Soccer and Star at the 2008 Bejing Games.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Supports Chicago’s Big to Host 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

¬†Eli’s Cheesecake Supports Chicago’s Bid to Host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Eli’s provided cheesecake and desserts for the visit by the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission to Chicago on April 4th to the 7th. At a reception in May, Eli’s and other visit participants were thanked by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley for making the visit such a success.

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Chicago Believes–Celebration of Chicago’s Bid to Host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Features Eli’s Dippers as Gala Dessert

On Monday, July 14th, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and Chicago 2016 Chairman Pat Ryan, hosted a Gala Dinner for 2,500 people at Millennium Park which raised $12 million for Chicago bid to host the 2016 Olympics.

The theme of the evening was “Chicago Believes.” Eli’s Cheesecake was delighted to support the evening by donating the 2,500 Eli’s Cheesecake Dippers that were given to the guests as they departed the Dining Tents for the program at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

The dinner highlighted this year’s Olympics in Beijing with Peking Duck Salad, in London in 2012 with Pan Roasted Filet of Beef and Chicago 2016 with Eli’s Cheesecake Dippers.














It was a perfect night in Millennium Park to celebrate Chicago’s Olympic Bid for 2016. The perfect dessert for the celebration were Eli’s Cheesecake Dippers which were passed out by a great staff of volunteers as guests walked to the entertainment program for the evening.









Chicagoans love Eli’s Cheesecake and our Dippers. Some of the 2,500 guest enjoying Eli’s were world famous Chicago architect Helmut Jahn and 43rd Ward Alderman Vi Daley and husband, Vince.









Eli’s Maureen and Marc Schulman celebrate the success of “Chicago Believes” and the commitment of the Chicago business and civic community to bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago. This has also been a very busy month for Eli’s Cheesecake Dippers with over 20,000 sold at the Taste of Chicago and now another 2,500 enjoyed at the Gala. Eli’s Cheesecake Dippers are the
perfect summer dessert for festivals as well as parties.

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Chicago Sun Times highlights key facts for Chicago and L.A. as U.S. Olympic Bids are Considered: Eli’s Cheesecake one of Chicago’s signature foods v. tofu from L.A.

This Saturday the U.S. Olympic Committee will make the difficult choice between Chicago and Los Angeles to be the U.S. entry in the global competition to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. That decision for the host city will be made in 2009.

This week the Chicago Sun Times did a comparison of key facts in Chicago and L.A. These facts included population, landmarks, famous Chicagoans and signature foods. L.A. is best known for California style sushi, tofu. guacamole, fish tacos, chili dogs and chili-cheese burgers while Chicago is best known for deep dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs, beef sandwiches, Cheezborger, Cheezborger and, happily, Eli’s Cheesecake.

We were delighted to provide a signature Eli’s dessert for the Olympic Gala in Chicago and look forward to the City’s bid being victorious on Saturday in Washington D.C. when the votes are cast.


Key facts: Chicago and.A.

April 11, 2007


POPULATION:2.84 million.

LANDMARKS: Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, Sears Tower (tallest building in North America), 3rd, 4th, 8th, 10th tallest buildings in North America, Soldier Field, Merchandise Mart, Wrigley Field, Lincoln Park, Millennium Park, McCormick Place, Museum of Science and Industry, The Second City, Magnificent Mile.

SIGNIFICANT HOSTING DUTIES:More presidential conventions than any other U.S. city, including the Republican National
Conventions of 1860 that nominated Abraham Lincoln and the riotous Democratic National Convention of 1968; 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition; World’s Fair, 1933; Kennedy-Nixon Debate, 1960; Major League Baseball’s first All-Star game, 1933; Black Sox Trial; Chicago Blues Festival.

FAMOUS CHICAGOANS:Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Studs Terkel, Scott Turow, Barack Obama, Buddy Guy, Jesse Jackson (Sr. and Jr.), Roger Ebert, Common, Mike Ditka, Sara Paretsky, Kanye West, Richard M. Daley, John and Joan Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Vince Vaughn.

SIGNATURE FOODS:Deep dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs, beef sandwich, Cheezborger, Cheezborger, Eli’s Cheesecake.

SIGNATURE SONGS:“My Kind of Town (Chicago Is),” “Chicago (That Toddling Town),” “Sweet Home Chicago.”

NICKNAMES:City Of The Big Shoulders, Hog Butcher For The World, The City That Works, Windy City, Second City, City On The Make.

HIGHLIGHTS OF OLYMPIC BID:Athletes would compete at 25 venues in a games that would be situated mostly around the downtown lakefront and in nearby parks. The compactness of the games has organizers bragging that nearly 90 percent of athletes would be within 15 minutes of their competition venues.

Athletes would live in a $1.1 billion lakefront village that would be built above existing truck parking lots just south of downtown near the convention
center, which would host sports events.

An 80,000-seat, $366 million temporary Olympic stadium would be built in a historic South Side park.

Civic leaders have raised more than $32 million to help finance Chicago’s bid, and the City Council has backed a $500 million financial guarantee that
puts taxpayers on the hook if the games come to the city and lose money.



POPULATION:3.8 million; second-largest U.S. city.

LANDMARKS:Pacific Ocean, Hollywood, Santa Monica Pier, Malibu, Venice Beach, Disneyland, Hollywood Bowl, freeways, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (built for the 1932 Olympics), Union Bank building (tallest building west of the Mississippi River).

SIGNIFICANT HOSTING DUTIES:1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics; 1960 and 2000 Democratic National Conventions; Pope John Paul II’s 1987 visit; annual Academy Awards; annual New Year’s Day Rose Bowl Game and Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena; 1968, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1987 and 1993 Super Bowls.

CELEBRITY RESIDENTS:Britney Spears, Kobe Bryant, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Paul Rodriguez, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jennifer Aniston, Frank
Gehry, Pamela Anderson, Bob Dylan, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson, Hilary Duff, George Carlin, Ice Cube, Jay Leno, Ray Bradbury, Tom Cruise, and, any day now, David Beckham and his wife, Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham.

SIGNATURE FOODS:California-styled sushi, tofu, guacamole, fish tacos, chili dogs and chili-cheese burgers.

SIGNATURE SONG:“I Love L.A.” by Randy Newman.

CELEBRITY CHEF: Wolfgang Puck, who’ll put just about anything tasty on pizza.

SUMMARY OF OLYMPIC BID:The competitions would be at more than 30 venues. Opening and closing ceremonies would be at Memorial Coliseum, built for the 1932 Games and used for the same ceremonies at the 1984 Olympics. Other venues would be located in Long Beach, Anaheim and Pasadena, as well Las Vegas and San Francisco.

The Coliseum would be remodeled, adding 204 luxury boxes and other modern amenities at an estimated cost of $112 million. The Home Depot Center in Carson, proposed site of archery, cycling, soccer and tennis, would be expanded. A shooting range would be constructed at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona.

Light rail lines would be extended to connect several Olympic venues. More than $1 billion is to be spent widening several key freeways.

The 1984 L.A. Olympics were the first to make a profit, and officials hope to duplicate that effort largely through corporate sponsorships as they did last
time. California has committed to subsidizing the games with as much as $250 million in taxpayer money if they fail to turn a profit.

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