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Sweet of the Week: Chocolate Budino at Lyfe Kitchen

Chocolate Budino at Lyfe Kitchen Chicago is a city with a sweet tooth, packed with unique pastries and desserts in every neighborhood restaurant and bakery for dining and snacking in Chicago. I’m a guy with a sweet tooth, so each week I’ll report on a different dessert you need to try. I mean, I’ll eat […]

Delightful Pastries in Old Town/Lincoln Park Introduces New Brunch Menu

Delightful Pastries in Old Town  Nutritionists would advise everyone to start their day with a delicious breakfast and Delightful Pastries in Old Town (1710 N. Wells, Chicago; 312-255-0724) aims to please. The neighborhood Old Town bakery and café has introduced a new breakfast/brunch menu incorporating traditional favorites-like eggs, omelets, and Benedict-with soon-to-be-favorite house specialties like […]

Mindy Segal’s Bakery

Mindy Segal’s Bakery: Mindy Segal’s forthcoming Logan Square bakery is the biggest thing to happen to baked goods in Chicago since locals realized doughnuts were queue-worthy. When an award-winning, nationally recognized pastry chef throws her hat in the bakery ring, it’s a big deal. While Segal has long offered cookies, brownies, and other baked goods […]

Sunday Dinner Club Kicks Off Monthly Residency at Half Acre Taproom

Sunday Dinner Club: Peanut butter and jelly. Bert and Ernie. Coffee and doughnuts. Cassoulet and beer. That’s right, I went there. And you will too when you get a taste of the new Sunday Dinner Club/Half Acre collaboration in the works. Starting with an event on February 17, Sunday Dinner Club kicks off a monthly residency […]

After the Indulgence: Donut Fest Recap

After the Indulgence: Donut Fest Recap Donut Fest made its debut January 26 at Chop Shop’s 1st Ward event space, featuring a hodgepodge of doughnut purveyors from across Chicago, all vying for love from the public and the judges. Donut Fest Recap: Like a tsunami of fried dough and treacly glaze, the first annual Donut […]

Good Food News Cookie Book

Cookie Book From One Part Plant and Smoked Onion Marmalade at Southport Grocery & Cafe THE COOKIE BOOK: Here’s your daily dose of feel goodery: One Part Plant teaches us that cookies need not be sugary, glutenous cavity bombs in order to be delicious, and Southport Grocery & Cafe earns due praise for one of its staple […]

Sweet of the Week: Palmer Bread Pudding at Lockwood Dining Chicago

News: Dining Chicago If I didn’t know any better, I’d say the chef who makes bread pudding with brownies and doughnuts was actively trying to kill me. Such extravagance seems like brutal overkill, more on par with state fair freakshow food than an elegant restaurant dessert. But lo and behold, when dining Chicago Lockwood, an opulent […]

Sweet of the Week: Persimmon Pie at Hoosier Mama Pie Company Bakery

  Chicago is a city with a sweet tooth, packed with unique pastries and desserts in every neighborhood restaurant and bakery. I’m a guy with a sweet tooth, so each week I’ll report on a different dessert you need to try. I mean, I’ll eat more than one dessert of course, but only one standout […]

Pastry Crumbs: Guest Pastry Chef at Atwood Cafe and New Vanilla Patisserie

(More of these. Vanille macarons.) Just as New Year’s resolutions start to unravel seems like the perfect time to open sprawling new patisseries and create special dinner menus with three desserts. We’re in luck, because Atwood Cafe happens to be inviting a special guest pastry chef into its kitchen on Monday, January 6, to collaborate on special […]

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 […]