Famed NYC bakery Magnolia is making its Windy City debut, and our sweet tooths are thanking us. Our waistlines? Not so much. Landing right in the Loop, Magnolia opens its doors this Saturday to serve up the sweets that once were best known for their SATC cameos. Follow the long, long line of fellow Chicagoans who are prepared to break off all diet restrictions to savor their first locally sourced Magnolia cupcake. We'll be reaching for the Red Velvet. Ah, how sweet it is. (Grub Street Chicago)
Magnolia Bakery, 108 North State Street (near West Washington Street); 312-346-7777.