15 December 2009

Edgewater/Rogers Park Bakeries

Ayutla Bakery
6963 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60626

(773) 764 - 9077

Grab a tray and a pair of tongs, then, help yourself to sweet treasures at this Mexican bakery in Rogers Park. Whether you have a taste for donuts or sweet rolls, this place will satisfy your sweet tooth!
La Baguette Bakery
5712 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660

(773) 878 - 8553

La Baguette has been a fixture in the Andersonville area for several years and, for good reason. Their sugary creations are of excellent quality, whatever your weakness. Their decorative cakes, both carryout and special - ordered, are a feast for the eyes as well as the palette.
Swedish Bakery
5348 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

(773) 561 - 8919

Even though Andersonville no longer is predominantly Scandinavian, Swedish Bakery continues to thrive and draw a crowd...literally! Early in the morning, you are likely to be greeted by a long line of customers ordering marzipan desserts, cinnamon raisin bread and other irresistible temptations produced in their ovens.


13 December 2009

Rogers Park Bakery

I have been buying various pastries at Ayutla Bakery for a couple of years now. What comes out of their ovens is consistently good. Whether you have a taste for a twisted donut or a sweet roll, this place offers it, and at reasonable prices. Their strawberry muffins are to die for! They also have tasty sandwich rolls.

Like many Hispanic bakeries, you grab a tray and a pair of tongs, select what looks good (but then what doesn't look good here?), bring it to the register, pay for your choices and go home with your delectable treasure.

Ayutla Bakery is located at 6963 N. Clark in the Rogers Park neighborhood, a half block North of Morse. Their phone number is 773.764.9077


08 December 2009

Edgewater/Rogers Park Burglary Alert

There have been a rash of residential break - ins lately, in the areas of Edgewater and Rogers Park. Apparently, the person(s) involved have been burglarizing people's apartments and are very much aware of their victims' morning routine. Several occupants have returned home from work to find that their residences have been burglarized. Almost all of the burglaries occurred in the daytime.


07 December 2009

New Middle Eastern Eatery

It has only three tables and the decor is simple. I ordered two falafel sandwiches at the new "Falafil Shack" at 6130 N. Ravenswood. They were $2.99 each (not a bad price). You can order the sandwich with hummus or salad; I asked for salad and tahini on the falafels. The tahini had the right amount of heat, not overpowering.

Their menu offers only one kind of soup: Lentil. You can order a deluxe falafel that comes with fried eggplant, fried potatoes and fried zucchini. Other fare include baba ghannouj ($3.99), Jerusalem salad ($2.99), chicken kabob ($7.99), and 3 grilled chicken legs ($4.99). Your only choice of dessert is baklava.

The gentleman who waited on me seemed nice. Check them out! This location, for years, was a Chinese takeout that I would order from at least once a week. The owner decided to retire and end the business. Then, it was an Indian/Pakistani eatery that closed after only two months in business. Hopefully Falafil Shack will stick around much longer than that.


01 December 2009

New Middle Eastern Eatery

Welcome "Falafil Shack" to the neighborhood. They are located at 6130 N. Ravenswood, in the West Ridge area.