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Sweets of the Year at Bakeries & Restaurants

Before those pesky New Year’s resolutions kick in, let’s look back and daydream about Chicago’s best desserts of 2013. With so many killer pastries and desserts in the city, it’s quite the task to narrow it down, but I’ll try my best. Looking back over the desserts I’ve consumed in 2013, it would seem that I was involved in some sort of Super Size Me-like documentary about the dangers of dessert indulgences, but lol no that’s just my life. And I’m happy to do the research if it means uncovering confectionary  gems like the ones I found this year. Without further ado, I present my top sweets of the year.

Gelato at JP Graziano

(Gelato at JP Graziano)

Gelato at JP Graziano

This year, Randolph Street’s legendary JP Graziano Italian grocery and sandwich shop pulled a new trick out of its sleeve, and it tasted like some of the best gelato Chicago has ever seen. The longstanding shop hired Ben Roche, formerly of moto Restaurant and Baume & Brix, to spearhead the gelato and sorbet program,