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5411 Empanadas: First Taste

5411 Empanadas: First Taste: Empanadas will always have a special place in my carb-loving heart. My infatuation all started at Epcot, where one of my fondest Disney memories actually centered around the South American hot pocket. I remember exploring Epcot’s multifaceted food pavilion with my family, stopping in one of their South American restaurants (maybe […]

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Sep 01, 2014 10:56 PM
Weekday Planer: Chicago q Anniversary, #TDSMonday, Tequila Thursdays, Sake 101

Weekday Planer: Chicago q Anniversary, #TDSMonday, Tequila Thursdays, Sake 101,     Chicago q’s Golden Anniversary This year is Chicago q‘s golden anniversary, as the Gold Coast barbecue bastion prepares to blow out the candles beginning September 4 for its fourth year in beefy business. Hence, the restaurant will appropriately offer four $4 menu specials available […]

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Aug 29, 2014 05:55 PM
Brunch Bites: mEAT, Carnivale

Brunch Bites: mEAT, Carnivale Brunch Bites: mEAT, Carnivale   Streeterville, you have a new brunch destination. Lakeview-based restaurant mEAT recently opened in the downtown ‘hood and they’ve newly implemented weekend brunch service as well. Classic American fare with a quirky twist is the name of the game at mEAT, evidenced in dishes such as…………CONTINUE:   SEE […]

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Aug 29, 2014 05:45 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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