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Gelato-Doughnut Sandwiches Return Thursday At Black Dog

Posted 10.23.2013 | Chicago

It's baaack! After quickly selling out of their inaugural batch of gelato-doughnut sandwiches in August, Black Dog Gelato and Glazed & Infused are ...

Those Gelato Doughnut Sandwiches? Sold Out In Less Than 2 Hours

Posted 08.30.2013 | Chicago

Story by Alisa Hauser, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: UKRAINIAN VILLAGE — You can scream all you want for ice cream but if you arrived at a Ukrainian ...

Meet Chicago's AMAZING New Dessert Mashup

Posted 08.23.2013 | Chicago

The evolution of the dessert mashup in Chicago continues as one of the city's most popular doughnut shops has paired with a gelato shop to serve up so...

Faux 'Cronuts' Arrive Within City Limits

Posted 06.26.2013 | Chicago

Sure, two weeks ago we noted the two suburban Chicago bakeries who've already tapped into the "cronut" craze by creating their own versions of the Dom...

The Cronut Craze Has ARRIVED In Chicagoland

Posted 06.13.2013 | Chicago

It was bound to happen eventually. With cronut fever -- yes that's a hybrid croissant-donut -- currently sending New York City into a deep-fried fr...

Top Paczki Picks In Chicago

Posted 02.12.2013 | Chicago

With Mardi Gras just around the corner, bakeries across Chicago are firing up the ovens in anticipation of Paczki Day. Most popular in Polish comm...

Mike Quigley Goes 'Undercover' As Baking Assistant At Dinkel's

Posted 01.30.2013 | Chicago

Since 2009, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) has made it a point to regularly hit the streets of his Chicago-area district and go "undercover" at a loc...

Local Bakery Debuts Booze-Filled Donuts

Posted 11.15.2012 | Chicago

Need a happy hour pick-me-up at an early-bird time? A trio of new, hooch-filled, deep-fried offerings at a Windy City bakery are now bringing a boo...

Chicago's Best Macarons -- And Where To Find Them

Posted 05.31.2012 | Chicago

Did you know that Thursday -- and each May 31 -- is National Macaroon Day? As Menuism points out, macarons -- which originated in France -- have be...

Chicago Bakery Employees Sue Coworkers, Saying They Were Cut Out Of Lottery Jackpot

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.24.2012 | Money

Tossing a few bucks into your office lottery doesn't sound like the type of thing that would end in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit. Then again, no one ...

Activists Call For Bakery Boycott Over 'Racist' Remarks

Posted 02.24.2012 | Chicago

Members of Chicago's Humboldt Park community gathered Thursday outside TipsyCake, a bakery whose owner has come under criticism after she made controv...

Celebrate National Baklava Day With Chicago's Best

Posted 11.18.2011 | Chicago

In case we need to remind you, Nov. 17 marks National Baklava Day. The important holiday recognizes the enigmatic dessert comprised of layers of p...

Joseph Erbentraut

Baker Launches Cross-Country 'Tour Of Pie' | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Food can carry any number of different meanings to any number of people. And sometimes specific foods can carry an unmatched power to comfort -- as we...

Popular Polish Bakery Destroyed In Extra-Alarm Blaze

Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago

An extra-alarm fire that took nearly four hours to be put out by firefighters destroyed a well-liked Polish bakery located on Milwaukee Avenue in Chic...

It's Paczki Day Somewhere: Where To Get The Sweet Treats

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last year, Chicagoans celebrated Paczki Day on Fat Tuesday, but some say the Polish tradition of eating lots of the sweet pastries actually falls on t...

Crumbs Bake Shop Opens In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Crumbs Bake Shop, the infamous East Coast cupcake spot, is making a new home right here in Chicago. The bakery known for their beautiful looking and ...

Sunny Anderson Bakes For The Troops In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Food Network's newest star Sunny Anderson is in Chicago this week and seeking fellow bakers to help her ship tasty treats to the troops. Anderso...

Cupcakes With Carlos Boozer Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Don't miss the chance to order a special Chicago Bulls cupcake from Bulls player Carlos Boozer today. Benny the Bull will join Boozer at Sprinkles C...

Chicago's Cupcake Craze Here To Stay? Sprinkles Coming In May

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Can Candace and Charles Nelson, owners of Sprinkles, The Original Cupcake Bakery, prove the cupcake craze is here to stay? The former investment ba...

Real Pastry: The Places So Good They Stop Me In My Tracks

Gale Gand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gale Gand

I've been searching for that flavor of real butter, real cream, that sublime texture of hand made, not machine punched out, pastries.

A Chicagoan Takes on Pastry Olympics

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Flora Lazar

By any standard, Dimitri Fayard has a grueling schedule. But add to it training for the year's most prestigious international pastry competition and you get a sense of this French-born Chicagoan's determination.