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Farewell to Angel Food Bakery

Angel Food Bakery closed its doors and turned off the ovens for the last time on March 30. In my teens, when I was still naively enamored with Food Network, I would pore over the channel the same way many people obsess over Game of Thrones today. Although I’ve expunged most of my Food Network memories from […]

Last-minute Stocking Stuffers From Chicago Bakery

This Christmas, think outside the candy bar aisle for some novel stocking-stuffer ideas. Here’s where to stock up last-minute on housemade sweets at Chicago bakeries.    (Stock up at Amy’s Candy Bar. Photo: Amy’s Candy Bar) Confections don’t get any nicer than those at Angel Food Bakery. The nostalgia-laden Ravenswood bakery is open Christmas Eve until […]

Rosh Hashanah Noshes Around Chicago Restaurants

From matzo balls to honey cake, here are some of the top noshes for Rosh Hashanah around Chicago. With Rosh Hashanah a mere few days away, Chicago restaurants are amping up their food specials to honor the Jewish New Year. If you’re seeing visions of challah and matzo balls running through your head, you’re on […]