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Chicago’s Best Steakhouse Dishes of Summer

Chicago’s Best Steakhouse Dishes   Chicago’s Best Steakhouse Dishes Leave it to this powerhouse restaurant group to work wonders with seasonal ingredients. Along with superlative steaks, the menu features vivid, fresh items like a vegetable tart with market produce, pistachio crust, and French feta; foie gras with rhubarb and strawberry; and English pea cappalletti with […]

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May 27, 2016 11:25 PM
Eric Ripert at Nico Osteria, III Forks Wine Tasting: Weekday Planner

Eric Ripert at Nico Osteria, III Forks Wine Tasting World-famous chef Eric Ripert is in Chicago as part of a tour for his new memoir, 32 YOLKS, From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line, and he’s stopping at Nico Osteria for a special dinner June 1. The award-winning chef behind New York City’s Le […]

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May 26, 2016 08:25 PM
Memorial Day Planner Chicago 5-28-16

Memorial Day Planner Chicago 5-28-16   Memorial Day BBQ at Oyster Bah In other Memorial Day BBQ news, Oyster Bah is getting in on the action with a holiday shindig of its own May 30. The all-day event runs from 11:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., featuring a spread of summery dishes like fried chicken, baby […]

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May 26, 2016 04:47 AM

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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Neighborhoods: Western Suburban

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




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