Sprinkles Easter Cupcakes, Easter Run Chicago
Weekend Tips: Sprinkles Goes Seasonal, Burn Some Calories, and a Grownup Egg Hunt
It's Easter weekend: choose your virtue or your vice.
- Still looking for something to fill the Easter baskets of kiddies and adults alike? Forget the jelly beans, Sprinkles (50 E. Walton St., 312-573-1600) has a Spring cupcake selection that may end up being the best part about Easter dinner. Available through Sunday only, get the brown-sugar praline cupcake (caramel cake with brown-sugar frosting, topped with crunchy nut praline) before it disappears. It's also included in the Sprinkles HOP box ($39, pictured) containing dark chocolate, red velvet, brown-sugar praline, and carrot cupcakes festively decorated with pink and green bunnies — awww!
- Burn the cals from Easter brunch before you even eat them. Head on over to Grant Park (300 E. Balbo Dr.) on Saturday, April 23, for the 14th annual Wrigley Start Early Run, starting at 9 a.m. Exercise newbies can opt to walk one mile, or you can show off your Flo Jo skills in the 5K or 10K run along the lakefront. The cost to participate is $20 to $35; $10 for kids ages 9 to 14.
- When it comes to Easter eggs, who wants the hard-boiled, dyed variety when you can crack open a faux version filled with deals? Also on Saturday, adults can tap into their inner child at the Northalsted Easter Egg Scramble (Halsted St. and Belmont Ave.). Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 500 golden eggs will be filled with great deals at more than 25 participating merchants in the area — including bars and restos. But unlike a traditional hunt where you have to scour every nook and cranny to find the eggs, you simply have to check out the area merchants and ask for one.
Have a good weekend everyone!