Chicago Celebrates National Cookie Day

Chicago Celebrates National Cookie Day.

Chicago Celebrates National Cookie Day.

December 4, 2017

We find Chicago’s best deals & steals in celebration of National Cookie Day. Plus, we shout out our favorite local bakeries and give you the 411 on the area’s best cookies.

All around Chicago, grocery stores and bakeries are rolling out their red carpets in celebration of National Cookie Day. These are the spots offering deals today:

  • Whole Foods is offering 50% off their delicious in-house cookies at their Cookie Bar.
  • In honor of today’s holiday, save up to 40% at Mrs. Fields
  • Insomnia Cookies is offering a free cookie with any purchase from their menu today.
  • The folks at Cinnabon are debuting a special treat today called the BonBite. The new creation puts their famous cinnamon roll inside of chocolate chip cookie, surely pleasing the sugar addict inside each of us.

After you visit the national chains, don’t forget to hit up local bakeries. Trust me when I say this–our local spots offer the yummiest cookies in the Chicago area. 

  • Iversen’s Bakery: pick up a dozen of their delicious (and adorable) smiley-faced cookies.
  • Wolf’s Bakery: their chocolate chip cookies are the closest thing to heaven on earth.
  • Tuzik’s Bakery: this famous southside bakery isn’t open on Mondays but treat yourself to an order of their assorted mini cookies on Tuesday and don’t forget the kolaches!
  • Talerico-Martin Bakery: their holiday-themed cookies are not only delicious but they are truly gorgeous. Bring a few dozen to your next Christmas party and grab a chocolate chunk cookie for yourself–you won’t be disappointed. 
  • D’Amato’s Bakery: if you’re in the city, don’t forget to hit up this Italian bakery staple for cannolis, cookies & SO MUCH more. 

Next up on the blog today? I’m including my favorite cookie recipes for you to whip up for the family today.

Happy National Coffee Day!

The Chicagoland area is celebrating National Coffee Day with freebies. Find out where you can score a cup of joe!

Oh Happy Day! It’s National Coffee Day and some of your favorite coffee spots are handing out freebies. But first, le’s talk about Chicago’s coffee scene. According to WalletHub, Chicago ranks as the 7th best city for coffee in the United States. We’re lucky to live on the southwest side of Chicago because we have some of the city’s BEST coffee shops. These are a few of our favorites. Have we left anything out?! We love supporting our local small businesses so please let us know your favorite local spot to grab a cup of joe. Keep reading for coffee freebies after our local coffee guide…

Chicago’s Best Coffee Spots on the Southwest Side

  1. Beverly Bakery & Cafe: Roasting over 21 coffees from all over the world, this coffee-lover’s heaven specializes in daily small-batch roasting for optimal bean freshness, resulting in a delicious cup of joe!
  2. Bridgeport Coffee Company: A retail and wholesale purveyor of fine coffee beans and roasts on the South Side of Chicago, Bridgeport Coffee Company builds a bridge to the land where your coffee is grown.
  3. Xando Cafe: Come for  a frothy cappuccino or specialty Greek Coffee, stay for Grecian panini. 
  4. Doughs Guys Bakery: Most people head to Doughs Guys for the delicately sweet macaroons and delicious donuts, but we go for the classic cup of black coffee and grab a glazed cinnamon roll for the ride to work. 
  5. Los Pekes Ice Cream & Coffee: Sometimes you need a little sugar to start your day so head to Los Pekes for a sweet caramel latte and give yourself permission to indulge in decadence. 

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What Is the Toyota 86?

Originally branded as the Scion FR-S, the Toyota 86 is the same vehicle (with updates–see below–in 2017!) but proudly wearing the Toyota name. 

The Toyota 86 is Toyota’s only two-door, rear-drive sports car. 

Handling and Braking
86’s advanced chassis has been engineered to optimize the center of gravity, plus front and rear weight balance, for optimal performance.
Exterior Design
Long hood. Short rear deck. The standard in sports car design. With its blend of form and function, 86 flaunts its pedigree from every angle.
Sporty Interior
86 shows off its sophisticated side with all-new Granlux trim accents on the door panels, upper-seat bolsters and dash.
860 Special Edition
An elite sports car. Crafted for the select few. Each special edition will come with a 4.2-inch multi-information display that features a G-force meter and stop watch, and displays vital information such as horsepower and torque curves, engine coolant and oil temperatures and MPG. Additional premium features include Smart key with push-button start and touch-activated door unlock, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control.
Each special edition will come with a 4.2-inch multi-information display that features a G-force meter and stop watch, and displays vital information such as horsepower and torque curves, engine coolant and oil temperatures and MPG.

860 Special Edition

Where Did the Scion Brand Go?

In 2016, Toyota decided to bid adieu to the Scion brand, allowing for select vehicles to take the Toyota badge in 2017.  The Scion iA, iM and FR-S have officially joined the Toyota family as the 2017 Yaris iA, Corolla iM and Toyota 86. 

  • Scion iA becomes Toyota Yaris iA
  • Scion iM becomes Toyota Corolla iM
  • Scion FR-S becomes Toyota 86

Joy Restored

SUNSHINE IS COMING!!!!

Can you tell how excited I am for sunshine and warmer weather? I think it’s safe to say that most Chicagoans are eagerly awaiting better weather and lucky for us, it’s coming this weekend.

After you visit us for a little sunny weather car shopping, here are a few other fun things to do in Chicago this weekend!

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