Woo hoo, I love guest blogging days. Jonathan who brought us Andrzej Grill, is back for another guest post. And it is about cupcakes! I am making everyone think non-stop about cupcakes because that is how I roll. Read on! btw, anyone else here in the Chicago area?)
For some peculiar reason (I just can't imagine why?!), for the last few weeks I've had these non-stop cupcake fixation. Luckily there are two cupcake places close to the work. One, Molly's Cupcakes, is directly across from clinic while the other, Swirlz, is directly across from the main hospital. So no matter where I am, I have options for fulfilling my cravings close by.
Since I've been spending most of my time close to Swirlz, it has been the main dealer for when I get the cupcake crave. Swirlz is a small store tucked away in the heart of Lincoln Park with only two tables and a small display for cupcakes. While they may not be the cheapest cupcakes ($3) or vegan (though there are gluten free options), Swirlz has some of the prettiest cupcakes around. I often find myself staring at them for a little longer than I need to and whisper softly, "you may be beautiful, but I'm going to eat you anyway."
I once heard someone call them cupcakes for "adults." I'm not sure what that means, but their cupcakes definitely are less sweet and sugary than some of the other cupcake places around. Either way, I like it. The frosting is light and delicate. And there are enough flavors to entertain any palate.
The flavor options change depending on the day you go; there are a few staples, but there are rotating daily flavors and a surprise cupcake. My favs include: Red Velvet, Tiramisu, PB+J and S'mores. But no matter what I get, I think they got their slogan right, "cupcakes make people happy." Too bad I'm not so sure about my waistline.
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Chicago, IL 60614
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