February 5, 2004

Foiled By the Popularity of Hot Chocolate

POST #    746

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Last night after work, I headed over to City Bakery for some hot chocolate. All this month, they are having a "Hot Chocolate Festival" where they feature a different flavor of hot chocolate every day. Despite being a February tradition since 1992, it's not much of a festival to me, since it's only their hot chocolate. If it included hot chocolates from all over the city, then that would be a hot chocolate festival. Yesterday was supposed to be caramel hot chocolate, but since I arrived at around 6:40, they were already sold out of it. Much to my disappointment, they replaced it with ginger hot chocolate. Blech. Since I don't work anywhere near City Bakery, I'll probably have to go on the weekend to check out their so called festival.

- More about the "festival" at their crappy site

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink at 9:11 AM



this is the perfect excuse for me to finally get over to city bakery. luckily there are two more chances for the caramel.

Posted by: the real janelle at February 5, 2004 9:30 AM

much to my dismay, they will not have beer hot chocolate again this month.

btw, i think i'm going crazy/getting old. i could swear i commented about the beer, but it's clear i didn't.

Posted by: tien at February 5, 2004 9:51 AM

was the ginger hot chocolate really gingery? I might go for that. it is tempting to be late for work monday so I can try the darkest dark hot chocolate.

Posted by: joe s at February 5, 2004 2:36 PM

i had a taste of the ginger (they give you little samples if you ask), and it was distinctively ginger.

i don't know if they start serving it when they open. they might only start it at noon, or some crap like that. you should call and check.

Posted by: tien at February 5, 2004 2:54 PM

i was sad you didnt get the caramel, but the regular was still really really goaod.. and that marshmallow was rerally yummy. sorry for the horrible typeing. im on a PC (GASP!!)

Posted by: rachelle in chicago! at February 5, 2004 5:21 PM

The first time I went to city bakery and got a hot chocolate I was waited on by maury rubin, the owner and chef. The way he asked me if I wanted a homemade marshmallow was so utterly charming I couldn't say no. it was so totally gross i've never had another one.

good advice about calling before going. I just realized I'm only going to be in town two days next week so I probably shouldn't be skipping out of work for h.c.

glad to see the internet has reached chicago.

Posted by: joe s at February 5, 2004 8:58 PM

you didn't like the marshmellow? i loved it!

Posted by: tien at February 6, 2004 12:35 AM

It didn't melt and was like eating a big blob of gelatin. Given the raves from you and rachelle, I may give it another try.

their crappy website has disappeared.

Posted by: joe s at February 6, 2004 10:04 AM

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