Eli’s was delighted to host the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen and her Court, along with Green River Soda on March 15th. The queen and her court took pictures with many of Eli’s customers and even got the chance to decorate their own Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake! The court was also able to go next door to visit our neighbors at the New Horizons Center where they met, sang and took pictures with many of the students. It was a great experience and the students at New Horizons, as well as everyone at Eli’s, was happy they were able to come.
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Eli’s Cheesecake is proudly supporting Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Queen & Court Contest! On Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium of the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers’ Hall, a panel of distinguished Chicagoans, including Maureen Schulman, will select a St. Patrick Day Queen & her Court. Eli’s Cheesecake will be served at the joyous event. The Queen and her ladies will represent the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee at various public functions throughout the year, including the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. To find out more about this event and see past St. Patrick Day Queens, check out: http://www.chicagostpatsparade.com/queen-contest.html
On Friday, March 16th, Eli’s was excited to have the St. Patrick’s Day Queen and Her court come visit at the Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe. The queen and her court decorated cheesecakes with green sprinkles, green chocolate and green gel in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. They also went and spent time with the students at the New Horizon’s Center next door where they sang with the students and took many pictures.
There are so many great traditions for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Chicago. The Queen’s Contest featuring Eli’s Bailey’s and Irish Mint Cheesecake with Eli’s Maureen Schulman as a judge, Mayor’s Daley for the Parade Committee featuring a selection of Eli’s Cheesecake’s, the visit by the Queen and her Court to Eli’s and the New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled on the Day before the Parade and the River being dyed green on the day of the Parade.
The Chicago Sun Times shared some great fact about the Chicago River be dyed Green in its Saturday Edition.
COOL FACTS ABOUT DYEING THE CHICAGO RIVER GREEN
• The Chicago River was first dyed green in 1962 to coincide with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. That year, 100 pounds of dye — stirred up by motorboats — turned the water green for a week.
• The guy who came up with the idea, the late Steve Bailey, a former plumbers union business agent, told reporters at the time that he expected, “The Chicago River will dye the Illinois, which will dye the Mississippi, which will dye the Gulf of Mexico, which will send green dye up the Gulf Stream across the North Atlantic into the Irish Sea, a sea of green surrounding the land will appear as a greeting to all Irishmen of the Emerald Isle from the men of Erin in Chicago.”
• The dye is a fine orange powder that turns bright green when mixed with water.
• The recipe of the vegetable-based dye is a secret.
• Each year on parade day, a crew led by Mike Butler uses about 40 pounds of dye which — depending on river currents — turns the river green for about five hours.
• The river is dyed on the Saturday of the Parade at 10:45 a.m. The best place to watch the process is on the upper bridges on Michigan and Columbus.
Eli’s Maureen and Elana Schulman went out on the cool Saturday to cheer on St. Patrick’s Day Queen, Kerry Ann Brennan, and to see the Chicago River turn Green. Thanks to Elana and Maureen for the great photos.
Eli’s Cheesecake Adds a Touch of Green to the 2010 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen’s Contest!
One of the longest standing traditions at Eli’s, started by our beloved Rita Tierney in 1986, is providing Eli’s Irish Mint and Eli’s Cheesecake made with Bailey’s for the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen’s Contest,
Eli’s Maureen Schulman serves each year as one of the judges for the Queen’s Contest. With so many talented and qualified contestants, it is very hard to pick a winner. Above are five finalists who will serve as the Queen and her Court.
The final two contestants—the Queen and the Runner-up.
The winner is announced—Kerry Anne Brennan.
The 2009 Queen, Julie Ann Popp. crowns Kerry Anne Brennan, the 2010 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen
Serving as the Queen of the St. Patrick’s Parade Parade and a Member of Her Court results in a very busy month of public and media appearances leading up to the Parade on Saturday, March 13th, 2010. We are delighted that the Queen and Her Court will be visiting Eli’s Cheesecake World on Thursday, March 11th and then will bring greetings to the students at our neighbor, the New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled.
Eli’s Maureen Schulman presents an Eli’s Cheesecake made with Bailey’s Irish Cream to the Queen and each member of her Court.
St. Patrick’s Day Queen
March 13, 2009
St. Patrick’s Day Queen Visit
Today we were thankful to have the 2009 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen Julie Popp and her court visit us at the bakery today. While she was here she and her court spoke to the morning tour as well as taking time out to pose for pictures with some customers and bakery associates. In addition to her visit here, she made the short walk to visit our neighbors at New Horizons to see some of the children as well as see some of the efforts that are being done in conjunction with Eli’s Cheesecake Co. While she was here, representatives from Sethness Greenleaf stopped by and donated some Green River to the café for guests to sample. Thanks to everyone that made this day a success. We hope that we can have an even better turnout next year on March 12, 2010.
Eli’s Cheesecake Proud to Support the 2009 St. Patrick’s Day Queen’s Contest
One of our longest traditions at Eli’s Cheesecake is supporting the St. Patrick’s Day Queens Contest. 2009 marks the 54th year of the Parade and over 20 years since our associate, Rita Tierney, introduced Eli’s to the Contest. Eli’s Maureen Schulman serves a a judge for the Contest; Eli’s Desserts are distributed to all the guests; and the Queen and her Court each take home an Eli’s Cheesecake.
Julie Popp is pleasantly suprised as she is named as the 2009 St. Patrick’s Day Queen. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Chicago is Saturday, March14th, 2009.
Eli’s Maureen Schulman is one of the distinguished judges for the St. Patrick’s Day Queen’s Contest. With over 130 contestants in the Contest held at Plumber’s Hall, it is a difficult decision to name the Queen and the five members of her Court. Shortly after the naming of Julie Popp as the 2009 Queen and her Court, Eli’s Marc and Maureen Schulman present Eli’s Cheesecakes to the deserving contest winners.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen, Eileen Kapolnek, and Her Court Visit the Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe
All of us at The Eli’s Cheesecake Company are delighted to support the St. Patrick’s Day Queen’s Contest. We have a long time tradition to provide desserts (green of course!) for the Queen’s Contest that is held in February at Plumber’s Hall. This year 115 contestants competed to be the Queen or a member of her Court. We are delighted that one of the judges is Maureen Schulman of Eli’s.
A new tradition was created this year when 2008 St. Patrick’s Day Queen Eileen Kapolnek, and Patricia Garrity and Kerry Anne Brennan of the Queen’s Court visited Eli’s Bakery Cafe to help us to get St. Patrick’s Day Dessert ideas from Laurel Boger, our Executive Pastry Chef.
Saturday, March 15, 2008 will be a great day in Chicago as you stop by the Eli’s Spring Dock Sale, enjoy treats at the Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe and then head downtown for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
At Eli’s, our St. Patrick’s Day tradition is Irish Mint Cheesecake, our Bailey’s Cheesecake and a performance by the Trinity Irish Dancers.
Thanks to Eli’s Lenny, Sarah and Maryanne for the great set-up and holiday cheer.
Over 100 parents, friends and customers gathered in the Eli’s Bakery for a performance of the world famous Trinity Irish Dancers.
At the conclusion of the performance, the Trinity Irish Dancers invite the audience to learn a few Irish steps.
We look forward to continuing our annual tradition in 2008, on Saturday March 1st, when the Trinity Irish Dancers again perform at Eli’s. Also the Trinity Irish Dancers will be returning to Eli’s for the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival in September.