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Earth Hour Tasting Menu, Spring Truffle Party: Weekend Planner, Anniversary Special at Brasserie by LM

Earth Hour Tasting Menu: Weekend Planner March 27-29: No matter the time of year, there is always lots to do, eat, and drink in Chicago. Here are some of the hottest happenings this weekend. Earth Hour Tasting Menu by Candlelight  In honor of Earth Hour, which takes place on March 28, prasino LaGrange is going dark […]

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Mar 26, 2015 06:23 AM
Steak News: Morton’s The Steakhouse and David Burke’s Primehouse

Steak News: Morton’s The Steakhouse   Steak matches with wine and seafood in our latest batch of beefy restaurant news in Chicago.   Steak and wine go together like peanut butter and jelly. Or macaroni and cheese. Or surf and turf. This week’s steak report is all about steak synergy and the food and drink […]

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Mar 25, 2015 05:46 AM
Easter Dining Guide

Easter Dining Guide:   One of the biggest brunch holidays of the year, numerous Chicago restaurants are offering up holiday menus for the occasion.     In case the overload of pastels and egg-shaped candies hasn’t given it away already, Eastern is but a bunny hop away. And Easter means spring dishes. And brunch. They’re as […]

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Mar 23, 2015 06:37 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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