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Lots of free food, cheesecake celebration at Eli's

July 16, 2013|By Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins | RedEye

What’s better than National Cheesecake day? National Cheesecake Week. Duh.

Eli’s Cheesecake gets it. The Chicago bakery is hosting a weeklong cheesecake party from July 25-30, featuring events like a performance by Redmoon Theater, a classic car show, al fresco grilled lunches, and, of course, free cheesecake.

In short, there will be lots of free cheesecake at Eli’s, at 6701 Forest Preserve Drive. What more do you need to Know?

The full events schedule is listed below:

July 25:

7 a.m. to 1p.m. -- Farmers market
8 a.m. -- Free social media breakfast, decorate an Eli’s cheesecake in teams for prizes. Reservations required.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. -- Free cheesecake (one slice per person)
9 a.m. to 11 p.m. -- Free snow cones/meet & greet with State Rep. Robert Martwick
11 a.m. -- Live performance by Redmoon Theater
11 a.m. – Al fresco grilled lunch
1 p.m. -- Free lecture by Dana Benigno, executive director of Green City Market

July 26

4 to 6 p.m. – Music by Gene Hartman and a FREE cheesecake buffet

July 27

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – FREE cheesecake samples and a live DJ

July 28

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Classic car show
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Grilled lunch for sale
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Entertainment by The Happiness Club

July 29

10 p.m. to 4 p.m. -- Free cheesecake samples and an extra 10 percent off a whole cake purchase.
10 p.m. to 4 p.m. -- Cheesecake games for the whole family: cheesecake bingo, cheesecake hoola hoop, and a cheesecake cake walk


July 30th

Free cheesecake sample every hour at Eli's cafe.


The Cheesecake Mobile will be out on the street giving away cheesecake slices around Chicagoland! Follow @ElisCheesecake to find out where the Cheesecake Mobile will be.

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