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Lindsey's Top 10 Sweets in Chicago in 2012

Behind the Sweets Lindsey Becker 1 comment

I'll repeat what I've said in the past: in terms of sweets, Chicago is a blessed city. In no particular order—because it was hard enough to pick my favorites—here are my top ten for the year. More

The 12 Best Surprises from Serious Eats Chicago's First Year

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

Can you believe it? Exactly one year ago today, Serious Eats Chicago launched. Considering the occasion, I wanted to discuss the dishes that surprised me the most over the past twelve months. More

11 Dishes We Love with Nutella in Chicago

Chicago The Serious Eats Chicago Team 6 comments

What is it about Nutella that spurs such excitement? Perhaps its power lays with the fact that it goes so well with so many different kinds of dishes, a fact we found out clearly exposed as we hunted for examples. More

Behind the Sweets: Mara Jozefi Creates Transylvanian Pastries at Chimney Cake Island

Behind the Sweets Lindsey Becker 7 comments

Several years after inspiration struck, in December of 2010, Mara and Alex opened Chimney Cake Island near the intersection of Devon and Clark in Edgewater. Even though they are outside of their first year, they are still dealing with typical start-up problems but luckily Mara is putting out a consistently delicious pastry. And when I say delicious, I mean can't-stop-eating-this-thing-while-I'm-driving-and-now-there-are-walnuts-all-over-my-car delicious. More

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