Monday, August 18, 2014

Hot Potatoes at Delightful Pastries: August 19 is National Hot and Spicy Foods Day and National Potato Day

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The August heat is not the only reason why things are hot at Delightful Pastries. August 19 is National Hot and Spicy Food Day as well as National Potato Day. Delightful Pastries is all geared up to help show Chicago how they make things spicy and keep you guessing with their unique potato dishes.

Delightful Pastries adds spice and flavor to their sandwiches with three of their homemade and flavorful Piggly Wiggly Bites and Sauce 2 lr 300sauces. The original sauce options include a Japanese inspired sauce (included with selected sandwiches), made with teriyaki and mayo. Thai Cowboy Sauce (included with select sandwiches), is made with buttermilk ranch and homemade sriracha. What the Puck sauce (included with select sandwiches), is a homemade barbecue sauce with ghost chili pepper and bourbon. These sauces are sure to add a kick to your sandwich and leave you trying to imagine how you enjoyed a sandwich without them ever before.

Pierogi Party Tray etPotato lovers have never met a potato dish they did not like. Delightful Pastries is ready to serve you a potato dish unlike anything you have ever tried. If you are looking for something different, try Delightful Pastries' Pierogi ($6 for 4, $8 for 6) a traditional Polish dumpling served with the perfect combination of potato and cheese.
Potatoes slip seamlessly into the breakfast scene at Delightful Pastries. The British Mob ($9.95) features pan-fried potatoes, served with braised beans and blood sausage. The equally crisp and fluffy hash browns (included with breakfast items) are the perfect side to any breakfast dish.

Whether you are celebrating National Hot and Spicy Foods Day or National Potato Day, or even a bit of both, August 19 is a great day to visit Delightful Pastries.

Delightful Pastries' mastery of flavor is clear in all their bakery and café items. See for yourself at any of Delightful Pastries' three Chicago locations: Old Town at 1710 N. Wells St., (312) 255-0724; Jefferson Park at 5927 W. Lawrence, (773) 545-7215, and Chicago French Market at 131 N. Clinton, (312) 234-9644. Visit www.delightfulpastries.com for more information.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Green City Market Fulton Opens Tomorrow, Saturday, August 9

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Green City Market, Chicago's premiere sustainable farmer's market, opens its new additional outdoorTomatoes photo1 300 location at Fulton Market tomorrow. Green City Market Fulton hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October at the corners of Halsted and Fulton Market streets in the parking lot at 222 N. Halsted St. There is public parking on the east side of the street at 221 N. Halsted for $6.
Twenty vendors selling organic and sustainable produce, vegetables and other goods are expected at the first market. The growing Fulton Market District/West Loop is one of Chicago's most popular and fastest growing neighborhoods. "The Green City Market board and staff are thrilled and excited to have been recommended in the Fulton Market Innovation District Plan and that we have been invited to pilot a Green City Market in this neighborhood," said Mark Psilos, associate director of the Green City Market. "We're hoping that we can use this as an opportunity to transition into a year-round indoor location in the area."
Peaches Green City Market 3_300"Green City Market is a perfect market partner for the District. We have a 16-year proven history in Lincoln Park. We are excited for the farmers to have an opportunity to increase the flow of local food to the community," said Sarah Stegner and Vi Daley, co-chairs of the Green City Market board.
Confirmed vendors include:
Amazing Shrimp
Bennison's Bakery
Bushel & Peck's
Ellis Family Farms
Heartland Meats
Hillside Orchards
Iron Creek Organics
Leaning Shed Farm
Mick Klug Farm
Mint Creek
Nichols Farm & Orchard
Nordic Creamery
River Valley Ranch and Kitchens
Seedling
The Flower Garden
The mission of Green City Market is to improve the availability of a diverse range of high quality foods,Carrots Green City Market 4_300connecting local producers and farmers to chefs, restaurateurs, food organizations and the public, and supporting small family farms while promoting a healthier society through education and appreciation for local, fresh, sustainably raised produce and products.
Green City Market has been a destination for locals and visitors to Chicago since its inception in 1998. Last year, Green City Market's Lincoln Park location broke attendance records, drawing some 10,000 people weekly on Saturdays and 3,000 plus on Wednesdays.
Green City Market has consistently been named in the top 10 of the nation's best farmers markets by national publications such as Bon Appetit, Travel & Leisure, Forbes, Shape, CNN, Huffington Post and US News, among others. The organization recently published its first cookbook, The Green City Market Cookbook, featuring recipes from chefs, restaurateurs and market customers. The cookbook is available at both Green City Market locations as well as on its website.
For more information, visit Green City Market's website at http://www.greencitymarket.org or call 773-880-1266.
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Delightful Pastries is getting Zany with Zucchini for National Zucchini Day August 8

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Many bakeries steer clear of vegetables in their kitchens, but Delightful Pastries is a master at making Spinach Onion Zucchini Fritatta photo by Cindy Kurman etvegetables taste as good as any of their other sweets. August 8 is National Zucchini Day, which is the perfect reason to enjoy Delightful Pastries' delicious vegetable items such as the Vegetable Frittata and Zucchini Bread, both made with fresh organic zucchini.

The Vegetable Frittata ($5.75-$6.75), best described as a vegetable and egg cake, is a vegetarian's dream, made with the freshest potato, onion, Fontina cheese, spinach, mushroom Delightful Pastries Zucchini Bread_300 borderand zucchini and served with a fresh side salad. For those with a sweet tooth, the Zucchini Bread ($8.50 per loaf) is a great breakfast treat. Sweet, moist and flavorful, you will hardly realize you are eating a vegetable. Delightful Pastries offers a wide range of vegetable infused creations such as sweet breads like the Banana Nut Bread ($8.50 per loaf) or Carrot Cake ($8.50 per loaf). Dive deeper into vegetables at breakfast with the Vegetable Quiche ($5.75-$7.25).

These zucchini dishes, amongst a wide range of freshly crafted items, can be found at Delightful Pastries three Chicago locations: Old Town at 1710 N. Wells St., (312) 255-0724; Jefferson Park at 5927 W. Lawrence, (773) 545-7215, and Chicago French Market at 131 N. Clinton, (312) 234-9644. Visit www.delightfulpastries.com for more information.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Delightful Pastries has Redesigned Raspberries in Cream for August 7 National Raspberries in Cream Day

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Raspberries are a summertime delight and nothing says summer quite like fresh raspberries and cream Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Cake. Delightful Pastries takes raspberries and cream and transforms them into a moist, fresh, creamy cake. The Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Cake ($42 for an 8-inch cake) is made with rich chocolate mousse topped with raspberries, sandwiched between framboise soaked in either chocolate or vanilla genoise, and finished off with whipped cream.

The freshness and richness of this cake is the just the cake to help you celebrate summer, leaving you to savor every bite. Stop by and pick up a Raspberry Chocolate Mousse and see all the other bakery temptations available at Delightful Pastries.

Unlike the fleeting Chicago summer, this cake is available to be enjoyed round at Delightful Pastries in Jefferson Park at 5927 W. Lawrence, (773) 545-7215.