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Eli’s Congratulates Greg Grunberg, one of our Celebrity Cake Cutters with Band from TV at the Taste of Chicago on his TV movie on Lifetime–”Bond of Silence”

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Greg Grunberg with the other members of  the Band from TV (Jessie Spencer (Fox’s House),  Scott Grimes (American Dad, ER and Robin Hood),  Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, Desperate Housewives), Bob Guiney (The Bachelor and daily host of GSN) and James Denton (ABC’s Desperate Housewives) ) celebrated the 30th Birthday of Eli’s Cheesecake and the Taste of Chicago at the Taste on Saturday, June 29th.

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On Monday, August 23rd. Grunberg stars in the premiere of “Bond of Silence”on Lifetime. Based on real events, Grunberg plays Paul Jackson, a detective investigating the death of an individual trying to stop a teenage house party on New Year”s Eve.

This marks Grunberg’s first TV movie which he agreed to do because of Oscar winning director. Pete Werner and the great cast. Greg  stars in NBC’s Emmy Award-nominated ensemble drama series “Heroes”  Prior to “Heroes,” Grunberg is best known for his role as Sean on Felicity and Eric Weiss on Alias.

Greg uses the proceeds from his appearances with the Band from TV to raise funds for the Pediatric Epilepsy Project, which raises money for UCLA Pediatric neurology department.

Congratulations Greg on “Bond of Silence” and your commitment to charity and the community!

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Eli’s Chef Laurel Boger at the Taste of Chicago Cooking Tent

Eli’s very own, Chef Laurel Boger demonstrating how to make a Goat’s Milk Cheese Cheesecake with Honey Sauce.
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Bill and Giuliana Rancic visit Eli’s Cheesecake at the Taste of Chicago

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Eli’s Cheesecake on CBS2 Chicago Monsters & Money in the Morning Highlighting Eli’s 30th Birthday at the Taste of Chicago

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Eli’s Cheesecake Celebrates 30 Years of Great Taste! A happy 30th Birthday to Eli’s Cheesecake & the Taste of Chicago celebrated Saturday as the “Band from TV” led the crowd in singing Happy Birthday!

Taste of Chicago & Eli's Cheescake 30th Birthday Party at the 2010 Taste of Chicago

Members from The Band from TV cut a giant 2,000 lb Eli’s birthday cheesecake, in honor of the 30th birthdays of Eli’s Cheesecake of Chicago and The Taste of Chicago, the country’s largest food festival.

(l-r)Jessie Spencer (Fox’s House),  Scott Grimes (American Dad, ER and Robin Hood), Greg Grunberg (NBC’s Heroes and Love Bites), Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, Desperate Housewives), Bob Guiney (The Bachelor and daily host of GSN) and James Denton (ABC’s Desperate Housewives) jo led the crowd in a round of “Happy Birthday” and then cut the supersized treat which was  served free to the public.  Eli’s is the only vendor that has participated in every Taste and is the #1 dessert since its founding in 1980.

Taste of Chicago and Eli's 30th Birthday Celebration.

Desperate Housewives James Denton tastes the frosting from  the giant knife he and fellow band members from “The Band from TV” used to cut the giant 2,000 lb Eli’s birthday cheesecake created to celebrate the 30th birthdays of Eli’s Cheesecake of Chicago and The Taste of Chicago, the country’s largest food festival.

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Two Great Taste of Chicago Institutions–Robinson’s Ribs and Eli’s Cheesecake!

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For almost all of the 30 year history of Taste of Chicago, Robinson’s Ribs and Eli’s Cheesecake have been neighbors at the corner of Columbus and Jackson. As we celebrate the start of the 2010 Taste, we want to congratulate our dear friend, Charlie Robinson and his team at Robinson’s Ribs for their outstanding friendship, service and quality.

During Taste of 2010, come to Robinson’s for your ribs and continue on to Eli’s for dessert!

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Taste of Chicago 2010 Underway!

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Taste of Chicago 2010 Ready to Start! 30 Years ago, Eli’s Cheesecake Debuted on Michigan Avenue at the First Taste!

Today, Friday marks the start of the 30th Annual Taste of Chicago. It was on July 4th, 1980 that Eli’s Cheesecake made its public debut at that first Taste of Chicago on Michigan Avenue. As we get ready for the opening at 11am today and for our Big 30th Birthday Celebration Saturday, June 26th at 1pm at Buckingham Fountain, we thank our People, our Fans and the City of Chicago for the great support in making Eli’s Cheesecake the #1 Dessert at Taste of Chicago and a Chicago Dessert Icon!

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Eli’s Cheesecake Joins Dominick’s and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley in a preview of the 2010 Taste of Chicago

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Eli’s President Marc Schulman joins Illinois Restaurant Association Chair Everett Rand, Dominick’s President and CEO Don Keprta, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and Dominick’s Vice President  Jeff Norkiewicz in cutting a ribbon to celebrate a preview of the Taste of Chicago at Dominick’s.

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One week from today, on Saturday June 26th at 1pm, Eli’s Cheesecake will celebrate the 30th Birthday of Eli’s Cheesecake and the Taste of Chicago with a Birthday Party at Buckingham Fountain featuring members of the Band from TV singing Happy Birthday to the Taste and Eli’s. At the preview of Taste at Dominick’s, Eli’s President Marc Schulman presented a replica of the 2,000 lb. Eli’s Cheesecake to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.

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Chicago Mayor Richard M Daley with Eli’s Nate after the Press Preview at Dominick’s

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Zwecker Announces in the Sun Times that “Band from TV” will be Celebrity Cheesecake Cutters for the 30th Birthday of Eli’s Cheesecake and the Taste of Chicago–Saturday, June 26th at 1pm at Buckingham Fountain

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To celebrate the joint 30th birthday for Eli’s Cheesecake and Taste of Chicago, the popular local bakery is hosting a 1 p.m. June 26 cake cutting at Buckingham Fountain, featuring the Band from TV — including actors Greg Grunberg, James Denton, Jesse Spencer, Bob Guiney, Adrian Pasdar and Scott Grimes. Afterwards, a 2,000-pound cheesecake will be served free to everyone — as long as it lasts!

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