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Weekend Planner August 29-August 31: Cirque du FMK, September Chocolate Preview, Dawson City Limits

Weekend Planner August 29-August 31   Weekend Planner August 29-August 31 Dawson City Limits The final Dawson City Limits music show takes place August 31 at The Dawson, so be sure and swing by to send summer off in style. The summery Sunday series comes to a conclusion this weekend with a performance by Jenny Dragon […]

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Aug 28, 2014 01:59 AM
Wicker Park’s Dining DNA

Wicker Park’s Dining DNA:     With a recent surge in destination-worthy dining and drinking spots, Wicker Park is once again at Chicago’s culinary cusp.   For a few years now I’ve listened to neighborhood soothsayers ramble about Wicker Park’s downward spiral from hip cultural Mecca to an enclave of dilluted and superficial hot air. […]

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Aug 24, 2014 07:33 PM
Henry’s Swing Club, Lots to Love

Henry’s Swing Club: Henry’s Swing Club: One of the most surprising additions to River North’s thumping dining and drinking scene as of late, Henry’s Swing Club is everything downtowners need and want in a casual bar that flies in the face of the neighborhood’s typical sceney template. The concept came about when DMK Restaurant Group swooped in […]

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Aug 23, 2014 11:07 PM
What’s a Cronut and where can you get one?

 

 “Cronuts” Dominique Ansel’s

 

 

Part doughnuts, part croissants, “Cronuts” are the latest culinary craze sweeping New York City. The baked goods debuted last month at Dominique Ansel’s, namesake SoHo bakery. The cult following for the limited-availability pastry has not only led to extensive lines at Ansel’s bakeshop, but also a black market peddling the authentic articles for up to $40 each.

If you want a real Cronut, you’ll have to go to New York to get it — Ansel has applied for a trademark on the confection — but for a taste of the same style, you need only go as far as Elmhurst. To some city dwellers that may seem nearly as distant, but that’s where software engineer-turned-pastry-chef Rubina Hafeez, owner of Gur Sweets, is frying her own doughnut-croissant hybrid.

Gur’s “croughnuts,” available in limited quantities, come in such flavors as rose with Madagascar vanilla filling and strawberry-glazed with mango filling, each $5.

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Rubina Hafeez bakes a wide variety of American, European and South Asian treats at her suburban bakeshop.




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