Delicious DIRTDanny Macaroons Named “Best Store Bought Cookie” By Food & Wine Magazine.

Oprah Magazine Names Danny Macaroons Among Their Favorite “Easy Cookie Recipes” From Danny Macaroons’ Inaugural Cookbook, The Macaroon Bible.

Salted Caramel Macaroons from Danny Macaroons by Molly Bett Kovler

Salted Caramel Macaroons from Danny Macaroons by Molly Bett Kovler

JOIN US: Danny will be in Chicago 12/17, 12-2pm to celebrate the release of his book at Foodease Market. We’d love to have you come by, meet him, eat tasty gluten free cookies, hear about the book, the story of his business and a have a whole lot of fun.

Danny Cohen, founder of the widely successful artisanal macaroonery, Danny Macaroons, has stolen the hearts of people across the country with deliciously light and fluffy coconut cookies in flavors such as hibiscus, s’mores, salted caramel, maple pecan pie and more.  Just this week, Food & Wine named the macaroons “Best Store Bought Cookie” and O Magazine lists them as their favorite, “Easy Cookie Recipes”.

Danny won NYC’s Smorgasburg’s People’s Choice Award and attracted the praise of big names such as Danny Meyer, Martha Stewart, Art Smith, Padma Lakshmi and many others. His cookies are sold all over NYC and Chicago, from Bergdorf Goodman to The Whitney Museum, La Colombe, Goddess & Grocer, Southport Grocer, Lincoln Park Zoo, Belly Q, East Bank Club, Foodease Market and more. They are a true testament to how addictively delicious macaroons from Danny Macaroons are.

Danny, his cookbook, and the evolution of his business encompass an awesome and rather rare story. Wonderfully, this tale is filled with scrumptious food recipes, a unique business launch (from media to macaroons) and delightful gluten free cookies that people can’t get enough of…chocolate stout, spiced pumpkin, bourbon, salted caramel, jam-filled and more.  Danny has been featured in  Food & WineOprah Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Grub Street, ABC, DNA Info, Daily Candy, Eater, CrainsABC News and more.

Danny Macaroons, courtesy of Food & Wine Magazine. PHOTO BY KIRSTEN STAMN

Danny Macaroons, courtesy of Food & Wine Magazine. PHOTO BY KIRSTEN STAMN

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Delicious DIRT. Taste What You See on the Screen! Food Film Fest November 20th- 23rd, 2013  at Kendall College

Festival Week is Here! 5 Events, 30+ Films, 100+ Foods

 OFFICIAL EVENTS OF THE 2013 CHICAGO FOOD FILM FESTIVAL: Below

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Delicious DIRT. Danny Macaroons on ABC News with Steve Dolinksy:

Our favorite macaroon master has done it again. Watch Danny Macaroons whip up some mouthwatering macaroon magic in this ABC 7 Chicago segment. Thank you Steve and ABC!!

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Delicious DIRT. DANNY MACAROONS RELEASES COOKBOOK. The Macaroon Master, Winner of Smorgasburg’s People’s Choice Award, To Launch The Macaroon Bible; Signing Books At Whisk NYC 9/24 6-8pm, Smith + Chang 9/25 6-8pm, Chicago Parties To Be Announced Soon

DIRT Inside: Danny Macaroons, The Macaroon Bible, Whisk, Smith + Chang, Bergdorf Goodman, The Whitney Museum, La Colombe, Lincoln Park Zoo, Danny Meyer, Martha Stewart, Art Smith, and Padma Lakshmi

Danny Macaroons, S'more. Reprinted with permission from the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt from The Macaroon Bible by Dan Cohen. Photography by Alice Gao. Copyright 2013.

Danny Macaroons’ S’more by Alice Gao

Danny Macaroons brings his delicious delectables sweets to the masses with the debut of his first cookbook, The Macaroon Bible. With over 40 recipes and stories, The Macaroon Bible will excite dessert fans, gluten free freaks, and coconut connoisseurs, alike.

Danny will be in New York City on 9/24 to celebrate the launch at Whisk Manhattan 6-8pm.  He will also be at  Smith & Chang General Goods on 9/25 in Jersey City from 6-8pm. Chicago launch party to be announced soon.

Feel free to come by, meet him, eat tasty gluten free cookies, hear about the book, the evolution of his business (from media to macaroons) and a have a whole lot of fun

Back of The Macaroon Bible

Back of The Macaroon Bible

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Delicious DIRT. Bacon Love; Whiskey Lovers Unite At Untitled; Brunch Now At Acadia, Tesori, El’s Kitchen;

DIRT Inside: Acadia, Belly Shack, Baconfest, Bar Toma, El’s Kitchen and Bar, Ginger Snap Sweets,Great Lakes Distillery, Heaven Hill, Kristine Subido, Maker’s Mark, Matt Troost, Mercat a la Planxa, The Pecking Order, Quay, Rey Villalobos, Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue, Tresori, Three Acres, Untitled, Whiskey Fest, Wild Turkey, Wildfire,

El’s Kitchen, Acadia, Tesori Now Open For Brunch

Brunch by El's Kitchen

Brunch by El’s Kitchen

Brunch is one of our all time favorite meals! Been to any of these three joints lately? Check out their latest brunch options what are guaranteed to please. In Lincoln Park, El’s Kitchen and Bar, known for their BBQ, is now serving brunch with bottomless bloody mary’s and mimosas( $15) and reasonably priced food options like brisket egg’s Benedict ($10). PERK: Kids even eat free before 1pm. On April 28th award- winning Acadia will be open for Sunday brunch with their prixe-fixe menus for $35/ person. This includes three scrumptious courses with items like Crepes with Gruyere cheese and Lobster Eggs Benedict. Lastly, Tesori Italian restaurant is now open for brunch on the weekends and it looks quite  good.  We’re amped to taste Tesori’s French Toast with rum soaked brioche and the Tesori Benedict made with prosciutto and creamy brie cheese. Enough said.

Untitled Hosts First Annual American Whiskey Fest. Below

Chefs Come Together & Share Bacon Love -> Baconfest. Below

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Delicious DIRT. Super Hot NYC Based Cookie Company, Danny Macaroons, Launches in Chicago

DIRT Inside: belly Q, Belly Shack, Dan Cohen, Danny Macaroons, The Haute Dog, JP Graziano, La Colombe, Little Beans

Salted Caramel, Chocolate Almond + Double Chocolate Danny Macaroons

Salted Caramel, Chocolate Almond + Double Chocolate Danny Macaroons

Heads up Chicago!! Get ready to experience the most scrumptious macaroons of your life as Danny Macaroons are now sold in the Windy City! Now you can be one of the first to get in on the early first stages of the Chicago launch of these macaroons. We aren’t talking about French macarons here, but instead the coconut (gluten free) variety, and boy do they have us raving about their awesomeness. New Yorkers fell in love with these award winning macs, created by macaroonist we love, Danny Cohen, and now Chicago is going bananas over them as well.

Small, yet decadent, Danny Macaroons come in over 50 flavors. You’ll easily find salted caramel, chocolate almond, chocolate dipped, and more in Chicago stores. Soon, you might get lucky and chow down on chocolate banana nut, stout, peanut butter + jelly, and bourbon. If your mouth is watering and you want to get your hands on these macaroons to find out what everyone is talking about, you can now find Danny Macaroons at these Chicago locations: Belly Shack, La Colombe, Little Beans, JP Grazianos, Filter Cafe, Goddess + Grocer, and The Haute & The Dog for just $2-3 each. You can also catch Danny Macaroons’ pop up at Bow Truss 3/6, 3/13, 3/16…

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Delicious DIRT. Celebrating Chef Week; Can’t Miss Charity Event: Fashion Rocks

DIRT Inside: Chicago Chef Week, Mindy Segal, Martial Noguier, Boka, Rustic House, Mercadito, Publican, bellyQ, haberdash, GT Fish&Oyster, Danny Macaroons, Belly Shack, Carriage House, Common Threads, West Loop Community Organization 

Fashion Rocks: Sweet Styles And Tasty Bites For A Cause

Vietnamese Cinnamon Donuts via Foodspotting

bellyQ’s Vietnamese Cinnamon Donuts via Foodspotting

We know you love fun fashion, good food, and enjoying it while giving back. So, you are in for a real treat on April 7th from 6:30pm-9pm as bellyQ teams up with men’s fashion experts over at haberdash to bring you, “Fashion Rocks”. With cooking stations and delicious eats sponsored by some of our favorites (GT Fish&OysterDanny MacaroonsBelly ShackCarriage House etc.), as well as a showcasing of the haberdash Spring 2013 line, this is sure to be a wonderful evening. The best part is that all proceeds go to the awesome charities Common Threads and West Loop Community Organization. For tickets ($150 each) email, fashionrocks@brownpapertickets.com.

Nifty New Feature for Google Maps On iPhone. Below

Chicago Chef Week Begins 3/17. Below

Bistronomic’s fish soup courtesy of Martha Williams for Time Out Chicago

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American Junkie Now Open; Google Launches Keep

DIRT Inside: American Junkie, City Tavern, Google, Keep, Kendal Duque, Sepia,

American Junkie Opens In Chicago

American Junkie's Frieda Burger

American Junkie’s Frieda Burger by Sean Cooley

American Junkie, a new River North destination, opened its doors officially on March 20th. This new spot is a restaurant, sports bar, and nightclub complete with a fully retractable roof all you Chitown warm weather worshipers will love on summer nights. We hear this newbie has the largest single panel TV screen in the Midwest, too.  American Junkie hired chef we dig Kendal Duque (City Tavern, Sepia) as head chef. Some of his tantalizing items include wild boar chili, bison rib eye, and exotic flatbreads like foie gras and pineapple. One of everything please! 15 W Illinois

Google Keeps It Real, Maybe

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Delicious DIRT. An Easier Way to Crack the Nut by Danny Macaroons

Salted Caramel Danny Macaroons = An all time favorite

We loved his post so much that we just had to share with you. Not only does this rock star macaroonist, Danny Macaroons, blow minds with his baking, he also enlightens us in the kitchen on so many levels. For those of you who always wondered, but never knew…

How To Open Pistachio Nuts That Just Won’t Open

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Delicious DIRT. Hot Event Alert: Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Summer Soiree at Roka Akor July 25th, 2012.

One of the best events of the year is next week folks!  Get down while giving back, mingling and eating sushi at Roka Akor July 25.  The third annual Summer Soiree benefits The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation, an organization near and dear to our hearts. Thank you to our media sponsor, Chicago Sun Times, for your coverage!!

Check out Sun Times coverage here: Over its 27 years of existence, the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation has raised more than $25 million in the search of a cure for breast cancer. 94 percent of all funds donated to the foundation support the understanding, research and treatment of breast cancer. Each year, more than 60,000 mammograms are performed at the Lynn Sage Breast Screening Center and the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center. Through high-profile events that attract hundreds of socially connected women, this charity makes an impact! With efforts to reach younger donors, the foundation will host its third annual Summer Soiree 7/25 at Roka Akor.

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