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Chicago Dessert

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 […]

Espresso Milkshake at Intelligentsia Logan Square: Sweet of the Week

Espresso Milkshake at Intelligentsia Logan Square:   The eternal conundrum for espresso- and coffee-lovers come summer is whether or not to go iced. Personally, I have a hard time drinking iced coffee as a means to satisfy my crippling coffee addiction. As an afternoon treat? Fine. As my morning cup of Joe? Nope. But when […]

Malted Barley Milkshake With Oatmeal Cookies at “Pop-up”:

Malted Barley Milkshake With Oatmeal Cookies:   Remember that pizza restaurant we told you about that was in the works from Rachel Post, former pizza pro at Floriole? Well things are coming along steadily, starting with her first pizza pop-up dinner last week at Baker Miller. It was literally the first taste anyone had of […]

Toasted Marshmallow Shake at Good Stuff Eatery: Sweet of the Week

Toasted Marshmallow Shake Nostalgia is a powerful thing. When experiences tickle our nostalgic heartstrings, we’re inclined to love them and feel fondly. This is especially true of food, one of the most potent purveyors of nostalgia in that it touches upon all our senses. In terms of edible nostalgia, toasted marshmallows and milkshakes are a one-two […]

Apple Bucket List: Apples Are Rolling Onto Menus Faster Than

Apple Bucket List: Apple Bucket List: This time of year, apples are rolling onto menus faster than Ichabod Crane’s head can fly off his shoulders. From savory dishes and desserts to cocktails aplenty, here’s everything apple-flavored that you should be eating and drinking this season.   Fat Rice: Anything Fat Rice does merits attention and […]

Sweet of the Week: Marshmallow Fudge Milkshake at Margie’s Candies

  (Fudge marshmallow milkshake at Margie’s Candies) There’s nothing quite like a milkshake in November to give cold weather the middle finger. I don’t care what anybody says, I scream for ice cream and ice cream-adjacent confections all year long, regardless how frigid it makes my insides feel. My favorite thing of all is the […]