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    Post #1 - September 17th, 2009, 6:10 am
    Post #1 - September 17th, 2009, 6:10 am Post #1 - September 17th, 2009, 6:10 am
    5523 s. Narragansett - Chicago, Il. 60638 i have been going to this bakery for a long time . it is old school place the sweets are great & the bread is outstanding. near midway airport. :mrgreen: cheese cake is to die for. this is my wife's grand ma's place
    Last edited by philw on September 17th, 2009, 6:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
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  • Post #2 - September 17th, 2009, 6:18 am
    Post #2 - September 17th, 2009, 6:18 am Post #2 - September 17th, 2009, 6:18 am
    HI,

    I have been enjoying the rye and white breads brought to the picnic. The little piece of paper stuck to the bread reminded me of German breads I saw at my Grandmother's home.

    My niece loved the cheesecake. I saw her return to your offering a few times.

    I will look out for this bakery the next time I am in the area.

    Thanks!

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #3 - September 17th, 2009, 8:32 am
    Post #3 - September 17th, 2009, 8:32 am Post #3 - September 17th, 2009, 8:32 am
    Cathy2 wrote:My niece loved the cheesecake. I saw her return to your offering a few times.


    Is that the cheesecake that was in a box on the dessert table at the picnic? If so, I'll agree that it was very good. I grabbed a small piece as I was walking by and didn't notice the label.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #4 - September 17th, 2009, 2:07 pm
    Post #4 - September 17th, 2009, 2:07 pm Post #4 - September 17th, 2009, 2:07 pm
    yes that was it . i was not ready with the lable's ?
    philw bbq cbj for kcbs &M.I.M. carolina pit masters
  • Post #5 - October 16th, 2009, 7:23 am
    Post #5 - October 16th, 2009, 7:23 am Post #5 - October 16th, 2009, 7:23 am
    Cathy2 wrote:I will look out for this bakery the next time I am in the area.

    I've had Pticek's bakery 4-5 times, though have never been to the bakery. In addition to the LTHForum picnic PhilW, his wife's family owns the bakery, has brought Pticek bakery goods to various BBQ events, Paczki to the Salvation Army Pig cook and just last week to the Big Green Egg event at Cedar Hill. I've liked everything I've tried, but the rich buttery pineapple bunt cake I had last week goes in the must-have again soon column.

    I stopped at Pticek's on a Sunday a few weeks ago, the one day of the week they are closed. :)

    Pticek's

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    Pticek & Son Bakery
    5523 S Narragansett Ave
    Chicago, IL 60638
    773-585-5500
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #6 - October 16th, 2009, 8:24 am
    Post #6 - October 16th, 2009, 8:24 am Post #6 - October 16th, 2009, 8:24 am
    While I haven't been there as well, I can say I very much enjoyed whatever products I've sampled from there.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #7 - October 17th, 2009, 8:54 pm
    Post #7 - October 17th, 2009, 8:54 pm Post #7 - October 17th, 2009, 8:54 pm
    Try the bacon buns,some of the best. The kolackys are great,they use fresh fruit for the filling.Not real sweet but very tastey.The bismarks are also filled with great fillings. Try the almond,you'll love the flavor
  • Post #8 - October 18th, 2009, 1:14 am
    Post #8 - October 18th, 2009, 1:14 am Post #8 - October 18th, 2009, 1:14 am
    the bacon / onion buns are great . i dip it bbq sauce
    philw bbq cbj for kcbs &M.I.M. carolina pit masters
  • Post #9 - November 18th, 2009, 10:08 am
    Post #9 - November 18th, 2009, 10:08 am Post #9 - November 18th, 2009, 10:08 am
    Had I known what was laying innocently in a bag just to my right throughout lunch yesterday, I'd have pounced. By far the best cheese coffee cake I've had in many, many years.

    After bullying GWiv for a slice for all "you gonna share that or take it home?" I admit a weakness for all things Danish or in this case Croatian, but this was a smash hit home run, that I for one need again very soon.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #10 - November 18th, 2009, 3:04 pm
    Post #10 - November 18th, 2009, 3:04 pm Post #10 - November 18th, 2009, 3:04 pm
    I work one block from Pticek's, but I've only had their sweet offerings thus far.

    Could anyone elaborate on these bacon/onion buns? I'm very intrigued. How big are they? Are they basically a bread roll filled with bacon or onions?
  • Post #11 - November 18th, 2009, 3:36 pm
    Post #11 - November 18th, 2009, 3:36 pm Post #11 - November 18th, 2009, 3:36 pm
    they are kind a long bread( bun or roll ) & yes bacon & onions :wink:
    philw bbq cbj for kcbs &M.I.M. carolina pit masters
  • Post #12 - November 18th, 2009, 5:13 pm
    Post #12 - November 18th, 2009, 5:13 pm Post #12 - November 18th, 2009, 5:13 pm
    Took the trek today to score the cheese coffee cake that I needed more of. If my girl is lucky, she'll get home in time to have a bite. If not, more for me.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #13 - November 20th, 2009, 3:16 pm
    Post #13 - November 20th, 2009, 3:16 pm Post #13 - November 20th, 2009, 3:16 pm
    Philw brought a few kinds of cheesecake for folks hanging out at Toons, and the stuff was really good. I especially loved the super-buttery shortbread-like crust. Based on that sample, I look forward to checking the bakery out soon for more of the offerings.
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  • Post #14 - November 20th, 2009, 4:38 pm
    Post #14 - November 20th, 2009, 4:38 pm Post #14 - November 20th, 2009, 4:38 pm
    Having to pass Pticek's on the way to Kennedy High tested one's endurance not to pop in for a treat too often. Next door is the longtime thrift store known by locals as "John's Junk Store" a/k/a "Dirty Betty's." Another bit of trivia is the different ways the name's pronounced; my dad always said "Pea-Check" while others went with "Pa-tee-sek," "Tie-sek," or "Tie-check." Along with Weber's and Racine Bakery, Garfield Ridge has got great bakery options.
  • Post #15 - November 21st, 2009, 12:13 am
    Post #15 - November 21st, 2009, 12:13 am Post #15 - November 21st, 2009, 12:13 am
    the p is silent
    philw bbq cbj for kcbs &M.I.M. carolina pit masters
  • Post #16 - November 21st, 2009, 1:30 am
    Post #16 - November 21st, 2009, 1:30 am Post #16 - November 21st, 2009, 1:30 am
    Please dear God bring us a good bakery like this here in Wheaton!!!
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #17 - November 24th, 2009, 12:34 pm
    Post #17 - November 24th, 2009, 12:34 pm Post #17 - November 24th, 2009, 12:34 pm
    Great seeing Gary and Danny again last thursday and a pleasure to meet ReneG and philw. Aside from the great company and food talk I learned about Pticek's bakery. Some how at the end of the night I ended up at the bar with my buddy bartending and a whole coffee cake from Pticek's by my side. Lucky me cause all the food talk was getting me hungry as I was readying to leave.

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    I get from the packaging I will love this place when I visit

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    coffee cake

    For someone whos not big on sweets or pastrys in general, I sure did enjoy this. It was a coffee cake that will make me a coffee cake eater whenever the urge for one comes again. The only thing I would not recommend is eating an entire cake in one sitting at 12:30 in the morning. Thanks for bringing it along Phil and also a thanks to whoever forgot it. I'll be getting back to Pticek's very soon to see what other treats can change my taste for sweets.

    Pticek & Son Bakery
    5523 S Narragansett Ave
    Chicago, IL 60638
    773-585-5500
  • Post #18 - November 24th, 2009, 1:07 pm
    Post #18 - November 24th, 2009, 1:07 pm Post #18 - November 24th, 2009, 1:07 pm
    Da Beef wrote:Great seeing Gary and Danny again last thursday and a pleasure to meet ReneG and philw. Aside from the great company and food talk I learned about Pticek's bakery. Some how at the end of the night I ended up at the bar with my buddy bartending and a whole coffee cake from Pticek's by my side. Lucky me cause all the food talk was getting me hungry as I was readying to leave.

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    I get from the packaging I will love this place when I visit

    Image
    coffee cake

    For someone whos not big on sweets or pastrys in general, I sure did enjoy this. It was a coffee cake that will make me a coffee cake eater whenever the urge for one comes again. The only thing I would not recommend is eating an entire cake in one sitting at 12:30 in the morning. Thanks for bringing it along Phil and also a thanks to whoever forgot it. I'll be getting back to Pticek's very soon to see what other treats can change my taste for sweets.

    Pticek & Son Bakery
    5523 S Narragansett Ave
    Chicago, IL 60638
    773-585-5500

    it was great meeting you(dabeef) that night also . danny had this cake ? after i left you guys must of dug in to it .
    Last edited by philw on November 24th, 2009, 5:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
    philw bbq cbj for kcbs &M.I.M. carolina pit masters
  • Post #19 - November 24th, 2009, 2:36 pm
    Post #19 - November 24th, 2009, 2:36 pm Post #19 - November 24th, 2009, 2:36 pm
    philw wrote:For someone whos not big on sweets or pastrys in general, I sure did enjoy this. It was a coffee cake that will make me a coffee cake eater whenever the urge for one comes again. The only thing I would not recommend is eating an entire cake in one sitting at 12:30 in the morning. Thanks for bringing it along Phil and also a thanks to whoever forgot it. I'll be getting back to Pticek's very soon to see what other treats can change my taste for sweets.

    it was great meeting up that night also . danny had this cake ? after i left you guys must of dug in to it .[/quote]
    One minute to Wapner.
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    Low & Slow
  • Post #20 - November 25th, 2009, 6:19 am
    Post #20 - November 25th, 2009, 6:19 am Post #20 - November 25th, 2009, 6:19 am
    What a blast from the past! I lived a couple of blocks from there from the time I was born (1959) until my folks moved out to Naperville in 1974. I went to both Kinzie elementary school and Kennedy High School, which are both just around the block. In fact, that's the same sign that's been hanging at the bakery since the 60s. I can't remember much about the fare there, but I sure remember the sign. I'll need to stop in next time I roll through the neighborhood. First I'll stop at Nicky's for a hot dog (hope it's still there).

    Thanks for the memories.
    John Danza
  • Post #21 - November 25th, 2009, 7:18 am
    Post #21 - November 25th, 2009, 7:18 am Post #21 - November 25th, 2009, 7:18 am
    John Danza wrote:What a blast from the past! I lived a couple of blocks from there from the time I was born (1959) until my folks moved out to Naperville in 1974. I went to both Kinzie elementary school and Kennedy High School, which are both just around the block. In fact, that's the same sign that's been hanging at the bakery since the 60s. I can't remember much about the fare there, but I sure remember the sign. I'll need to stop in next time I roll through the neighborhood. First I'll stop at Nicky's for a hot dog (hope it's still there).

    Thanks for the memories.

    yes it is still there(nicky's)
    philw bbq cbj for kcbs &M.I.M. carolina pit masters
  • Post #22 - November 25th, 2009, 2:22 pm
    Post #22 - November 25th, 2009, 2:22 pm Post #22 - November 25th, 2009, 2:22 pm
    Yes I left the cake for DaBeef and Rene G. I was stuffed! The cheesecakes you brought Phil were amazing. The Turtle cheesecake was my favorite but I loved the pumpkin as well. can't wait to bring my wife out to check out this shop!
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  • Post #23 - December 2nd, 2009, 7:48 am
    Post #23 - December 2nd, 2009, 7:48 am Post #23 - December 2nd, 2009, 7:48 am
    thurday special is long (18") coffee cake ,cheese or peach $ 3.95 get there early they will go fast :D
    philw bbq cbj for kcbs &M.I.M. carolina pit masters
  • Post #24 - December 6th, 2009, 5:59 pm
    Post #24 - December 6th, 2009, 5:59 pm Post #24 - December 6th, 2009, 5:59 pm
    having bacon,onion bun & a hotdog(daisy brand) in bun for snack tonight . dipping them in BLUES HOG HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE
    philw bbq cbj for kcbs &M.I.M. carolina pit masters
  • Post #25 - December 6th, 2009, 8:36 pm
    Post #25 - December 6th, 2009, 8:36 pm Post #25 - December 6th, 2009, 8:36 pm
    philw--

    Thanks so much for the delicious cheesecake sampler from Pticek's that we were lucky enough to win as our gift last night at the Sun Wah extravaganza. We have strawberry, walnut chocolate, chocolate chip, and apricot cheesecake quarters. Or we did; much is already consumed. I am not normally a big cheesecake fan, but these are just outstanding. I don't get to the southwest side that often but am looking forward one of these days to trying more goodies at Pticek's with the gift certificate you generously included.
  • Post #26 - December 7th, 2009, 6:26 am
    Post #26 - December 7th, 2009, 6:26 am Post #26 - December 7th, 2009, 6:26 am
    EvA wrote:philw--

    Thanks so much for the delicious cheesecake sampler from Pticek's that we were lucky enough to win as our gift last night at the Sun Wah extravaganza. We have strawberry, walnut chocolate, chocolate chip, and apricot cheesecake quarters. Or we did; much is already consumed. I am not normally a big cheesecake fan, but these are just outstanding. I don't get to the southwest side that often but am looking forward one of these days to trying more goodies at Pticek's with the gift certificate you generously included.


    glad you enjoyed it . they have been then for a long time & is one of the old school place's left in the city
    philw bbq cbj for kcbs &M.I.M. carolina pit masters
  • Post #27 - December 7th, 2009, 9:33 am
    Post #27 - December 7th, 2009, 9:33 am Post #27 - December 7th, 2009, 9:33 am
    Thanks from me too for one of the gift certificates! I can't wait to make a trip down here.
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  • Post #28 - December 7th, 2009, 10:09 am
    Post #28 - December 7th, 2009, 10:09 am Post #28 - December 7th, 2009, 10:09 am
    don't forget they are closed on sun & mon.
    philw bbq cbj for kcbs &M.I.M. carolina pit masters
  • Post #29 - December 12th, 2009, 4:26 pm
    Post #29 - December 12th, 2009, 4:26 pm Post #29 - December 12th, 2009, 4:26 pm
    just stopped at pticek's to get a cheese & poppy seed coffee cake for tonight going to make a pot of coffee & eat a few slice's :mrgreen:
    philw bbq cbj for kcbs &M.I.M. carolina pit masters
  • Post #30 - December 13th, 2009, 2:24 pm
    Post #30 - December 13th, 2009, 2:24 pm Post #30 - December 13th, 2009, 2:24 pm
    philw wrote:don't forget they are closed on sun & mon.


    They also will be closing after the 24th and returning on January 12th.

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