Check out our recipe for Coffee-Crusted Pork Roast with orange-cardamom jus, accompanied by caramelized Brussels sprouts and braised red cabbage.
Chocolate Birthday Baileys Surprise Cake, is a Dutch-process, hot water chocolate, four-layer cake with an espresso-laced Baileys filling and a triple cream (sour, cheese, whipping) frosting. Buttermilk makes it rich, oil (rather than butter) makes it moist, and dark, dark cocoa gives it its profound flavor.
Everybody’s Coffee, an Uptown Chicago café, makes a drink with espresso and Coke that they call “The Vader.” It has a caffeine punch that will awaken the force in you.
Bearded aliens are barista-ing a Chicago café! It’s every speciesist’s worst nightmare! Details at 11. (In the meantime, stay away from Humboldt Park and stay far away from Star Lounge! They’re putting dark matter into their coffee!)
Do you ever wonder what happened to The Jesus People? They’re alive and well, and among other things, they run Everybody’s Coffee on Wilson Ave in Uptown Chicago. “Everybody’s” is an oasis of interesting espresso drinks and excellent WIFI in an ever-shrinking “JJ Peppers” kind of hood. It’s quickly become one of my favorite coffeehouses. It a good example of the change taking place in this neighborhood.
Beurrage’s vanilla glazed doughnut is unparalleled. You can get them in the South Loop at La Haven, or at the source in Pilsen. If you’re not in a doughnut mood – if that’s possible – Beurrage makes fantastic pastries of all sorts.
This is where Jesus likes to go after church on Sunday. Jesus Hernandez, I mean … my downstairs neighbor. Azul 18 is a New American (Mexican) restaurant in Chicago’s funkadelic Pilsen neighborhood. Jesus led me here for breakfast. He had a scramble. I filled up on crêpe.
La Haven, a South Loop Chicago coffeehouse, serves up La Colombe coffee as well as fantastic doughnuts and pastries. Ample seating and fast WIFI make La Haven an excellent café for coworking. Just a half-block from the traffic grief that is the intersection of Michigan and Roosevelt, you can find solace here.