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Short Order: Pam’s Popcorn & Windy City Eats

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Pam’s Popcorn & Windy City Eats

It’s easy to get a little carried away at Pam’s Popcorn & Windy City Eats. The whole place is extra, you can see that even before walking through the doors. A stuffed gorilla holds a sign outside on the sidewalk. And its windows preview the over-the-top decor that awaits inside. There’s popcorn-positive messaging; there’s festively […]

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Insomnia Cookies Opens this Week in Short North

Susan Post Susan Post Insomnia Cookies Opens this Week in Short North

The late-night food options in Short North are getting a little sweeter. Insomnia Cookies will celebrate its grand opening at 749 N. High St. on Saturday, September 25. The address trades one cookie concept for another as the former home of C. Krueger’s Finest Baked Goods. Short North marks the second Insomnia Cookie location in […]

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First Look: Lion Cub’s Cookies

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Lion Cub’s Cookies

Plan on cookies for breakfast this Friday, June 25 as Lion Cub’s Cookies opens the doors to its first brick-and-mortar at 1261 Grandview Ave. For its first few weeks as a permanent storefront, cookie cravers will need to head straight to the source. While delivery has been the vehicle for Lion Cub’s massive, ooey-gooey cookies, […]

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Treat to Try: Cicada Cookies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Cicada Cookies

I have eaten crickets. I have eaten mealworms.  They’re fine. Toasted crunchy, if memory serves correctly. That said, the bugs were also small. Cicadas are a much bigger creature. And so, the notion that some chefs are incorporating them into recipes feels a little less appetizing. Biting into a big fat cicada is a ginormous commitment.  Fortunately, My Old […]

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Treat to Try: Lion Cub’s Cookies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Lion Cub’s Cookies

Lion’s Paw Cookies That’s not it. Lion’s Cub Cookies Nope. Lion Cub’s Cookies THAT’S IT! That’s the ticket. Singular lion, possessive cub, many cookies. On a personal level, the baker’s name has been challenging. Its house cookies are large and truly mounded, like big predator paws. That initial association has wrecked havoc in the memory department.  But […]

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Treat to Try: Bakes by Lo

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Bakes by Lo

Bakes by Lo might be best known for its pretties. Its social media feed is filled with photos of breathtakingly gorgeous cookies and treats, decorated with an artistry that mere mortals simply don’t have. And the wares aren’t  just cute, they’re creative too. As in, conversation hearts frosted with dry burns on top, or maybe a set […]

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Treat to Try: Angie’s Rainbow Cookies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Angie’s Rainbow Cookies

This month the calendar brings us another sweet holiday: Valentine’s Day. And this year, we have a new entry on the sweets marketplace, Angie’s Rainbow Cookies.  While Rainbow Cookies might be newer on the local scene, the culinary category dates back to the turn of the last century (so, the 1900s). According to the internet, Italian […]

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