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Coconut Cake at Oyster Bah: Sweet of the Week

Coconut Cake at Oyster Bah: Sweet of the Week Coconut Cake at Oyster Bah:    SEE FULL STORY   As a New England expat, dining at Oyster Bah is an immersive stroll down Memory Lane. Almost everything about this nautical newcomer from Lettuce Entertain You and Shaw’s Crab House screams of East Coast beach culture, from […]

Strawberry Shortcake at Bar Toma: Sweet of the Week

Strawberry Shortcake at Bar Toma: Sweet of the Week   SEE FULL STORY   I like a little pomp and circumstance with my shortcake. For such an innately humble dessert as strawberry shortcake, one rooted in the classics and preconceived expectations, it’s an impressive accomplishment to infuse a little razzle-dazzle. That’s just what happens at […]

Cotton Cake at Oak + Char: Sweet of the Week

Cotton Cake at Oak + Char: Sweet of the Week   Angel food cake is the undressed salad version of dessert. It’s the closest to eating nothing you can get without actually starving. The egg white-based confections are far too often neglected as a health food alternative to dessert, rather than respected and dressed up […]

Taste the Rainbow: Gay Pride

Taste the Rainbow: Gay Pride   As the glittery Gay Pride Parade gets underway this weekend, it’s a fine time to feast on all things rainbow-hued in Chicago. And in honor of Gay Pride Month, restaurants and bars have rolled out a miscellany of colorful eats and treats.     Things get sweet at Magnolia Bakery, where Pride-friendly […]

Chocolate Cake at Formento’s: Sweet of the Week

Chocolate Cake at Formento’s: Sweet of the Week Chocolate cake, more so than perhaps any other dessert, can be a bit of a double-edged sword for a dessert menu. On one hand, you’ve got the irresistible nostalgia factor tugging your heart strings towards it, enrobing your soul in comfort and frosting. But on the other […]

Sweet of the Week: Baking 101 at moto

(Baking 101 at moto) Baking 101 has been an ongoing dessert series at moto, the West Loop’s longstanding temple of gastro-whimsy, and it’s all courtesy of pastry chef Claire Crenshaw. The dexterous dessert mastermind puts the batter-mixing in guests’ hands with her interactive deliciousness. The current iteration of the Baking 101 curriculum features a riff […]