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Chicago Dessert Sweet of the Week column . In the past, we’ve featured lots of Chicago desserts and confections, many of which have been highlighted in our ongoing Sweet of the Week column. But every once in a while, a dessert comes along that defies the norm, pushes the boundaries and commands attention well beyond the […]

Chicago’s Top Bacon Desserts and Pastries

Chicago’s Top Bacon Desserts and Pastries Chicago’s Top Bacon Desserts From doughnuts to hot cocoa, these are the sweetest bacon treats in town. . . National Bacon Month, a good excuse as any to gorge yourself on as much bacon as possible all month long. Far beyond the standard breakfast fodder, though, bacon can be experienced […]

Best Desserts in Chicago

Best Desserts in Chicago   Best Desserts in Chicago Although the temperatures in Chicago this winter have been decidedly “un-wintry,” the level of decadence and comfort in seasonal desserts has been right where it should be. It may have been 60 degrees in February, but enriching desserts throughout Chicago still sing of hearty indulgence fit […]

Chicago’s Coziest Hot Cocoas  SEE FULL STORY   The best, most delicious way to ward off frigid winter temps in Chicago is with a rich-as-cake drinkable dessert that is hot chocolate. Fortunately, Chicago is a city brimming with decadent hot chocolates in many forms, from the classic to the boozy dessert. Here are some of the best hot chocolates […]

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 […]

Six Desserts Worth Leaving Your Blankets For

Six Desserts Worth Leaving Your Blankets For-Dining Chicago     It’s cold outside. If you’re going to go out to eat, it had better be delicious. Here are six desserts that are delicious. This time of year, it’s fine to be antisocial and picky about leaving your apartment. Netflix, pajamas, and delivery become the norm, […]

Cotton Candy Cosmo at Sugar Factory American Brasserie: Sweet of the Week

Cotton Candy Cosmo at Sugar Factory American Brasserie: Sweet of the Week   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 […]

Top Spots for Pie in Chicago

…..Top Spots for Pie in Chicago . . . Everyone knows about famed pie spots like Hoosier Mama Pie Company and Bang Bang Pie Shop, and rightfully so, but here’s a roundup of some other deserving dessert destinations during the holidays, the time of year when pie cravings reach their apex. . . ..…………………………..See Full […]

Popcorn Mousse at Bar Takito……..Sweet of the Week:

……..Sweet of the Week: Popcorn Mousse at Bar Takito . . . . . http://www.diningchicago.com/articles/2015/12/01/sweet-of-the-week-popcorn-mousse-at-bar-takito. . This may sound a bit taboo to say, but I’m not really a fan of popcorn. It’s never something I order at the movies, and it’s especially not something I snack on at home. It just doesn’t do it […]

Fried Ice Cream at Gogi: Sweet of the Week

. . . Fried Ice Cream at Gogi: Sweet of the Week . . . . ..…………………………..See Full Story . . . Fried ice cream and I go way back. I first remember encountering this quasi-oximoron at a tacky Mexican chain in New Hampshire called Margarita’s. The restaurant served scoops of ice creams rolled in […]