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Get A Taste of Your Favorite Local Chefs At These Events

Favorite Local Chefs: Favorite Local Chefs: We’re excited for several chef-related events coming up. Not only do they benefit some awesome charities, but they also give you a grand opportunity to check out a bunch of chefs/new restaurants in one fell swoop. Mark my words: 2014 will go down in history as Chicago’s busiest year […]

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Jul 31, 2014 08:42 PM
Chicago Brunch Bites: Riva and River Roast

Chicago Brunch Bites:  Chicago Brunch Bites In this week’s batch of brunch bites, Riva rolls out weekend brunch and River Roast implements brunch service. If there’s anything that can provide impetus to visit Navy Pier on the weekends and endure the heinous melee of tourists, it’s the siren song of brunch. Notably, Riva Crab House has rolled out weekend […]

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Jul 30, 2014 08:02 PM
Two Restaurants Roll Out Bakery Programs

Restaurants Roll Out Bakery: Duran European Sandwiches and HotChocolate both implement bakery and cafe programs. Bakery: When carbs are innately a restaurant’s bread and butter, then it makes sense to expound upon the idea with a supplemental bakery program. Such is the thinking at two restaurants rolling out bakery programs and augmenting their regular menus […]

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Jul 30, 2014 01:58 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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Rubina Hafeez bakes a wide variety of American, European and South Asian treats at her suburban bakeshop.




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