Thursday, June 13, 2013

So Very, Very Hot Right Now.

(Photo: Magnolia Bakery)

Blackhawks, whoo whoooo!

Three OTs in the first game of the finals against the Boston Bruins certainly deserves something sweet. Thank goodness Magnolia Bakery brought back the limited-edition ode to our favorite hockey team.

The tasty treat's available in chocolate or vanilla with vanilla or chocolate buttercream, plus it's topped with a Blackhawks' ring. It's only available on game days for $3.25.

(Photo: DMK Burger Bar)

-DMK Burger Bar's paying tribute to the Blackhawks as well with The Patrick Kane—a hefty burger inspired by his Buffalo roots. DMK's offering the burger every day throughout the series. It comes with grass-fed beef, blue cheese dressing, house-made buffalo sauce, chili-rubbed onion strings and shaved celery. It's $10.

(Photo: Gather)

-Lincoln Square hot spot Gather gets mad love from the neighborhood folks, and they're certain to get obsessed over the seasonal rhubarb-based cocktail on the menu all summer. The Crimson Clover was inspired by the classic Clover Club, and replaces the original's raspberry with rhubarb. It adds a refreshing tartness to the drink, and you can make it at home by following the recipe. It's $10 if you have it at the restaurant.

(Photo: 312 Dining Diva)

-Speaking of hot, Cafe Des Architectes executive pastry chef Leigh Omilinsky recently unveiled the latest seasonal dessert collection, and the standout is most certainly the Strawberry Verrine. It's one of those desserts you'll hate to share even though it's a simple concoction, yet it manages to burst with complex flavors. It's made with yuzu crème fraiche mousse, candied almonds and basil-strawberry sorbet. Indulge in yours on the patio with a glass of sparkling wine. It's $9.

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