Kate Stahl | October 11, 2011 8:00 amWelcome back to Pop 5! This week we move on from our savory lists, which ended with the best thin-crust pizza in Chicago, to the sweet stuff, and we're starting with cupcakes. There are so many great options around the city these days that this list was hard to make, but with some help from our friends (you!), we picked the top five tiny cakes in town.Read More
Kate Stahl | October 5, 2011 8:30 amWelcome back to Pop 5! Last week we wrapped up our savory series with the best thin-crust pizzas in Chicago, and today, we're moving on to my favorite food group: sweets! First up: cupcakes.Read More
Kate Stahl | July 13, 2011 8:45 amLast week, Chicago got its very own Pinkberry (635 N. State St., 312-475-0641), located in the spot that previously held one of my other yogurt faves, Berry Chill. I made my first of what will surely be many stops on a hot afternoon this week, and I got the scoop on city's newest LA import, which, despite being without air conditioning on a 90-degree day, was packed with fans of the sweet-tart frozen yogurt.Read More
Kate Stahl | July 12, 2011 7:00 amOur love for Sprinkles (50 E. Walton St., 312-573-1600) is so deep rooted that it's hard to believe the Chicago outpost opened only a year ago. What a great, sugar-laced year it's been.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 27, 2011 8:02 amNothing says Valentine's Day like chocolate, but a box of drugstore candy just won't cut it. Instead impress the one you love with a box of gourmet goodness with unforgettable flavors.
Truffle Truffle's Nicole Greene makes all of her preservative-free confections — truffles, caramels, s'mores, and sweets — by hand and comes out with new items each season.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 12, 2011 10:27 amThanks to the hundreds of cupcake lovers who joined us last night at Sprinkles to celebrate the debut of their newest flavor, German Chocolate. Can I just say, yum? The cupcakes were such a hit among our guests that I had to take a couple home with me to make sure they were as good as everyone said, and I am now officially addicted.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 10, 2011 8:03 amIf you love Chicago's Sprinkles as much as I do — or, horrors of horrors, you haven't tried Sprinkles' addictive goodness yet — tomorrow is the perfect time. On Tuesday, Jan. 11, PopSugar's FreshGuide Chicago is co-hosting the sweetest bash of the new year at Sprinkles.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 10, 2011 8:02 amThis week, eat a steak for lunch, get some designer deals, and come eat cupcakes with us!
From Monday-Friday, David Burke's Primehouse (616 N. Rush St., 312-660-6000) will be offering an awesome power lunch deal between 11 a.m.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 6, 2011 8:02 amIf you haven't noticed, I'm a big fan of cupcakes, especially the insanely delicious creations at Sprinkles. If you agree — or horrors of horrors, you haven't tried Sprinkles' addictive goodness yet — next week is the perfect time.
On Tuesday, Jan.Read More
Kate Stahl | December 23, 2010 8:02 amThis year, Chicago's restaurant scene got its just desserts: the Michelin Guide came to town, giving accolades to some of our city's most impressive eateries. But Michelin was only the tip of the culinary iceberg. A host of trends, openings, and amazing dishes made it a great year to eat in Chicago.Read More