Saturday, May 31, 2008

Chicago Eats - Extra Sweets

As we perambulated around Lincoln Park (walking to El stops and locating Charlie Trotter's) we discovered a couple of sweet shops. One was Ethel's Chocolate Lounge. Ethel's has stores (or lounges) all around Chicago and Las Vegas. We stumbled upon ours directly across from Charlie Trotter's on N. Armitage. As soon as we walked in a heavenly waft of chocolate greeted us and then we were invited to try a piece of chocolate for free - any single piece they had! I had the dark chocolate macadamia nut. We ended up buying a 4 piece box (not cheap, but oh so good) featuring dark chocolate earl grey tea truffles and mocha truffles which we enjoyed late one evening in our hotel room admiring the incredible view.

The second place was Swirlz which boasted cupcakes of all sorts located on W. Belden near the DePaul University campus. We selected the Vanilla on Chocolate to share and then walked up to Oz Park to feed our faces.

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