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Cinco de Mayo Guide 2015: Dining and Drinking Guide 2015

Cinco de Mayo Guide 2015: Cinco de Mayo Guide 2015:   Cinco de Mayo is the time to go nuts with tequila and tortillas, and Chicago’s got its fair share of both in limitless iterations. Here’s where to eat and drink on Cinco de Mayo:…………CONTINUE:     SEE FULL STORY For more about Chicago Steaks: CHICAGO BEST […]

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Apr 26, 2015 03:36 AM
First Taste: Oak + Char

First Taste: Oak + Char: Oak + Char refines modern Midwestern dining in River North.   When rumblings of a new restaurant began formulating for the former Graham Elliot space, it seemed the restaurateurs were hell-bent on checking off every dining cliche in the books. There were the two random words strung together by a […]

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Apr 24, 2015 06:02 AM
Catalina Wine Mixer Part 2, Spring Saturday Supper: Weekend Planner

Catalina Wine Mixer Part 2:   Catalina Wine Mixer Part 2 After you’ve sufficiently boozed and shred on Friday, relax with a leisurely prix fixe Saturday supper at Birchwood Kitchen. Taking place from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., the spring-inspired dinner features choice of starter, with options like sweet pea soup and goat cheese galette, followed […]

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Apr 23, 2015 09:54 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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Neighborhoods: Western Suburban

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




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