Ed’s Cheesecake, Ginbucks, Wicker Park, Chicago
In certain circles, Ed‘s cheesecakes* are legendary. He is only known to make them on special occassions and most of the time you’ll only get one.. ever. When I was laid off a few weeks ago, Ed came out that night, gave me a hug and said “I’ll make you a cheesecake.” I was super excited because I’d heard about the cheesecakes plenty of times but had never experienced one personally.
Saturday night when we were out for Trent & Allison’s birthday Ed said he made the cheesecake for me and it was ready whenever I wanted it. The next day we went to Ginbucks** to watch football and Ed brought the cake there. We all ate it after having about 8 orders of chicken fingers and while watching the Bears blow the playoffs. Bears losing = not good for hangovers (not that I cared, but most people did), chicken fingers and cheesecake = good for hangovers. The cheesecake was white chocolate with a raspberry swirl and a chocolate crust. Worth the wait, totally!!! Delicious.
* Ed says this was the last free cheesecake he’s making. Next he wants to go into business and sell them. He totally could. So yummy.
** We’re all mourning the passing of the Ginbucks days. Scott sold the bar, yesterday was the last day under his ownership. We hear the new owner is changing the name and remodelling. See some of our adventures at Ginbucks.