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Delightful Pastries is getting Zany with Zucchini for National Zucchini Day August 8

Many bakeries steer clear of vegetables in their kitchens, but Delightful Pastries is a master at making vegetables taste as good as any of their other sweets. August 8 is National Zucchini Day, which is the perfect reason to enjoy Delightful Pastries’ delicious vegetable items such as the Vegetable Frittata and Zucchini Bread, both made with fresh organic zucchini.

The Vegetable Frittata ($5.75-$6.75), best described as a vegetable and egg cake, is a vegetarian’s dream, made with the freshest potato,...

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Many bakeries steer clear of vegetables in their kitchens, but Delightful Pastries is a master at making vegetables taste as good as any of their other sweets. August 8 is National Zucchini Day, which is the perfect reason to enjoy Delightful Pastries’ delicious vegetable items such as the Vegetable Frittata and Zucchini Bread, both made with fresh organic zucchini.

The Vegetable Frittata ($5.75-$6.75), best described as a vegetable and egg cake, is a vegetarian’s dream, made with the freshest potato, onion, Fontina cheese, spinach, mushroom and zucchini and served with a fresh side salad. For those with a sweet tooth, the Zucchini Bread ($8.50 per loaf) is a great breakfast treat. Sweet, moist and flavorful, you will hardly realize you are eating a vegetable. Delightful Pastries offers a wide range of vegetable infused creations such as sweet breads like the Banana Nut Bread ($8.50 per loaf) or Carrot Cake ($8.50 per loaf). Dive deeper into vegetables at breakfast with the Vegetable Quiche ($5.75-$7.25).

These zucchini dishes, amongst a wide range of freshly crafted items, can be found at Delightful Pastries three Chicago locations: Old Town at 1710 N. Wells St., (312) 255-0724; Jefferson Park at 5927 W. Lawrence, (773) 545-7215, and Chicago French Market at 131 N. Clinton, (312) 234-9644. Visit www.delightfulpastries.com for more information.

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Hot Potatoes at Delightful Pastries: August 19 is National Hot and Spicy Foods Day and National Pota

The August heat is not the only reason why things are hot at Delightful Pastries. August 19 is National Hot and Spicy Food Day as well as National Potato Day. Delightful Pastries is all geared up to help show Chicago how they make things spicy and keep you guessing with their unique potato dishes.

Delightful Pastries adds spice and flavor to their sandwiches with three of their homemade and flavorful sauces. The original sauce options include a Japanese inspired sauce...

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The August heat is not the only reason why things are hot at Delightful Pastries. August 19 is National Hot and Spicy Food Day as well as National Potato Day. Delightful Pastries is all geared up to help show Chicago how they make things spicy and keep you guessing with their unique potato dishes.

Delightful Pastries adds spice and flavor to their sandwiches with three of their homemade and flavorful sauces. The original sauce options include a Japanese inspired sauce (included with selected sandwiches), made with teriyaki and mayo. Thai Cowboy Sauce (included with select sandwiches), is made with buttermilk ranch and homemade sriracha. What the Puck sauce (included with select sandwiches), is a homemade barbecue sauce with ghost chili pepper and bourbon. These sauces are sure to add a kick to your sandwich and leave you trying to imagine how you enjoyed a sandwich without them ever before.

Potato lovers have never met a potato dish they did not like. Delightful Pastries is ready to serve you a potato dish unlike anything you have ever tried. If you are looking for something different, try Delightful Pastries’ Pierogi ($6 for 4, $8 for 6) a traditional Polish dumpling served with the perfect combination of potato and cheese.

Potatoes slip seamlessly into the breakfast scene at Delightful Pastries. The British Mob ($9.95) features pan-fried potatoes, served with braised beans and blood sausage.

Whether you are celebrating National Hot and Spicy Foods Day or National Potato Day, or even a bit of both, August 19 is a great day to visit Delightful Pastries.

Delightful Pastries’ mastery of flavor is clear in all their bakery and café items. See for yourself at any of Delightful Pastries’ three Chicago locations: Old Town at 1710 N. Wells St., (312) 255-0724; Jefferson Park at 5927 W. Lawrence, (773) 545-7215, and Chicago French Market at 131 N. Clinton, (312) 234-9644. Visit www.delightfulpastries.com for more information.

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Delightful Pastries has Redesigned Raspberries in Cream for August 7 National Raspberries in Cream

Raspberries are a summertime delight and nothing says summer quite like fresh raspberries and cream. Delightful Pastries takes raspberries and cream and transforms them into a moist, fresh, creamy cake. The Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Cake ($42 for an 8-inch cake) is made with rich chocolate mousse topped with raspberries, sandwiched between framboise soaked in either chocolate or vanilla genoise, and finished off with whipped cream.

The freshness and richness of this cake is the just the cake to help you...

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Raspberries are a summertime delight and nothing says summer quite like fresh raspberries and cream. Delightful Pastries takes raspberries and cream and transforms them into a moist, fresh, creamy cake. The Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Cake ($42 for an 8-inch cake) is made with rich chocolate mousse topped with raspberries, sandwiched between framboise soaked in either chocolate or vanilla genoise, and finished off with whipped cream.

The freshness and richness of this cake is the just the cake to help you celebrate summer, leaving you to savor every bite. Stop by and pick up a Raspberry Chocolate Mousse and see all the other bakery temptations available at Delightful Pastries.

Unlike the fleeting Chicago summer, this cake is available to be enjoyed round at Delightful Pastries in Jefferson Park at 5927 W. Lawrence, (773) 545-7215. Visit www.delightfulpastries.com for more information.

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Smash Hit Sandwiches for National Sandwich Month at Delightful Pastries

No matter what your style of eating, everyone has a favorite sandwich. For many folks, Delightful Pastries sandwiches are high up on their favorite list. That’s because Delightful Pastries takes sandwiches seriously, with seriously great sandwiches.

National Sandwich month lasts all August long, so you cannot find a better reason to try all of Delightful Pastries sandwiches. Their unique twist on sandwiches will have you reassessing your sandwich preferences and salivating for more.

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No matter what your style of eating, everyone has a favorite sandwich. For many folks, Delightful Pastries sandwiches are high up on their favorite list. That’s because Delightful Pastries takes sandwiches seriously, with seriously great sandwiches.

National Sandwich month lasts all August long, so you cannot find a better reason to try all of Delightful Pastries sandwiches. Their unique twist on sandwiches will have you reassessing your sandwich preferences and salivating for more.

The Thanksgiving Sandwich ($8.25-$8.95) will make you feel eternally grateful for the American turkey tradition. This sandwich masterpiece is made with turkey breast, Swiss cheese, Dijon mustard, cranberry sauce, homemade horseradish, mayonnaise, tomato and field greens.

Other scrumptious sandwiches include The Polish, made with Polish ham, Swiss cheese and Dijon mustard ($8.25-$8.95), Three Piggly Wigglys ($10) made with Polish ham, bacon and pork cutlet and served on a everything bun, and the Big Fish ($8.25-$8.95), a Mediterranean tuna sandwich.

All these sandwiches can be made with a choice of seven grain bread, sunflower rye bread or a butter croissant. Complete your sandwich lunch with one Delightful Pastries’ freshly made soups of the week ($4.50-$5.75). Sandwiches can be purchased at the French Market at 131 N. Clinton, (312) 234-9644, or at Old Town at 1710 N. Wells St., (312) 255-0724. Visit www.delightfulpastries.com for more information.

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Delightful Pastries Celebrates National “Brownie at Brunch” Month with a Decadent Chocoholic Brunch

Many of us know that chocolate makes everything better. Delightful Pastries clearly agrees, which is why they are celebrating National “Brownie at Brunch” Month with a decadent brunch. At Delightful Pastries Old Town Café and Store (1710 N. Wells St) you can pair your delicious savory brunch with a rich chocolate brownie—one of Delightful Pastries most popular items.

Delightful Pastries’ Brunch, served from opening at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m....

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Many of us know that chocolate makes everything better. Delightful Pastries clearly agrees, which is why they are celebrating National “Brownie at Brunch” Month with a decadent brunch. At Delightful Pastries Old Town Café and Store (1710 N. Wells St) you can pair your delicious savory brunch with a rich chocolate brownie—one of Delightful Pastries most popular items.

Delightful Pastries’ Brunch, served from opening at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, features house specials that you are sure to enjoy, such as Bacon, Bacon Yum ($9.95), scrambled eggs with ham, two strips of bacon and one slice of extra thick cut bacon; or the many varieties of omelets, such as the Backwoods ($9.95), prepared with sautéed local mushrooms, green onions, Swiss cheese, bourbon, beet horseradish sour cream sauce. Another favorite brunch treat is the Carrot Cake Pancake (8.95), three spiced pancakes baked with carrots, pineapple, vanilla bean extract and layers of cream cheese.

While it’s difficult to pace yourself with such delicious brunch options, be sure to save room for a chocolate dessert. Delightful Pastries boasts a divine selection of brownies, including Fudge Walnut Brownies ($3-$3.50), Pecan Praline Brownies ($3-$3.50), Cream Cheese Brownie ($2.50-$3.50), Triple Decker Peanut Butter Brownie ($3-$3.50) and Paradise Brownies ($2.50-$3.50). With so many delicious brunch and brownie options, you will be able to justify many trips back to try them all.

Delightful Pastries Old Town at 1710 N. Wells St., (312) 255-0724, offers selections off bakery and café items, perfect for matching your mood, whether sweet or savory. Visit www.delightfulpastries.com for more information.

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Looking for Condo Associations that work with Wesley Realty

Our building is managed by Welsey Realty. One of their vendors, VanDerBosch recently recommended $6,000 worth of work on a catch basis that had been abandoned. Luckily, something felt fishy to me so I demanded a 2nd opinion from a plumber outside of Wesley's vendor list. The 2nd plumber determined the pipe wasn't in use and didn't need the work. The plumber also told me that developers typically abandon the catch basins when the gut rehab buildings.

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Our building is managed by Welsey Realty. One of their vendors, VanDerBosch recently recommended $6,000 worth of work on a catch basis that had been abandoned. Luckily, something felt fishy to me so I demanded a 2nd opinion from a plumber outside of Wesley's vendor list. The 2nd plumber determined the pipe wasn't in use and didn't need the work. The plumber also told me that developers typically abandon the catch basins when the gut rehab buildings.

In one of our board meetings, Nic our Wesley association management rep said that Wesley worked with VanderDerBosch to fix 6 - 7 catch basins a year. If you live in a gut rehab managed by Wesley and had your catch basin replaced, please make sure the line is in use or if not, you should go after Wesley and VanDerBosh for the cost paid!! Please also message me as I'm trying to find other condo owners who have had similar problems.

  • Hope, that is really weird. Our association has been managed by Wesley Realty Group for about 10 years now and we couldn't be happier. Nick is our property manager and the best we have had in many years with Wesley Realty Group. He is very knowledgeable about the IL Condo...

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    Hope, that is really weird. Our association has been managed by Wesley Realty Group for about 10 years now and we couldn't be happier. Nick is our property manager and the best we have had in many years with Wesley Realty Group. He is very knowledgeable about the IL Condo Act and meet with us onsite on a regular basis to go over the project we have. We also had meeting with him and contractors.

    Our building has several gardens units; which were getting flooded every time we had a strong storm. Several years ago, VanDerBosch installed a flood control system in an attempt to prevent flooding in these units. It worked perfectly and it is still working as of today.

    Wesley Realty Group has always been outstanding through the years. It is a small family owned company; which is far more easier to work with than any corporate out there.

    On another note, you may want to verify what your plumber told you about developer abandoning catch basins as this seems incorrect. To my understanding, the catch basins are at least meant to collect the water when raining. Then the water is draining to the city sewer system. So unless your gutters are connected directly to the sewer system of the city (which would really be an issue) then your catch basins are being used by your building to at least collect water from the gutters of your building.

  • Hope, Lakeview I live in a condo in the north Lakeview area

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    Which building do you live in? It kind of sounds like you might be from Wesley just trying to save face I have valid complaints that I can back-up with emails that prove that Nic tried to bully me into not getting a second opinion from the vendor...

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    Hi Jim:

    Which building do you live in? It kind of sounds like you might be from Wesley just trying to save face I have valid complaints that I can back-up with emails that prove that Nic tried to bully me into not getting a second opinion from the vendor of my choice. Beyond not doing his due diligence in making sure the work under my unit actually was necessary, I have yet to receive an apology from Nic nor has he thanked me for basically doing his job.

    To make matters worse, I've also come to find out that VanDerBosch recommended unnecessary work to another building Wesley manages. The work was stopped at the last minute (not sure about the details.) This should have been a HUGE red flag to Nic to take extra care to make sure our building needed the work, wouldn't you agree?

    Nic's has since been at the hub of a few other mess-ups. I'm not one to keep quiet when I've been wronged and find it my duty to spread the word as much as possible so that other's don't get taken advantage of.

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Window Washing Service?

Hi all. Does anyone have a window washing company to recommend? Needs to be able to handle exterior 3rd floor as well as interior. Much appreciated!

  • I second Above The Rest. They have done a great job for me twice.

  • so far I've checked out Bubbles and McMahon -- both had identical pricing. You can see the pricing on the McMahon website that Paula provided. Inside + outside + tracks + screens + storms + skylights -- each has a separate per window cost plus fixed cost for number of windows in your residence. Haven't yet contacted Above the Rest but plan to. Thanks again.

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