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AdSt. restaurant Chicago features pretzel bread pudding for dessert Tuesday 11-26-13.  KevTanaka/For Sun-Times Media.

Ada St. restaurant in Chicago features a pretzel bread pudding for dessert Tuesday 11-26-13. Kevin Tanaka/For Sun-Times Media.

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Updated: January 5, 2014 6:09AM



Terry’s Toffee

1117 W. Grand, (312) 733-2700, terrystoffee.com

Check out Terry’s many salty/sweet/spicy creations, such as Mazel Toffee, made with a slightly salty piece of matzo, and the Asian Accent, which is punctuated with Australian ginger and wasabi peas.

Cookie Bar

1746 W. Wilson, (773) 334-0300, cookiebaronline.com

It’s salty, it’s sweet, it’s everything but the kitchen sink at Cookie Bar, a gluten-free bakery with many vegan options. Cookie highlights include the potato chip chocolate chip, jalapeno chocolate chip, chile mango macadamia nut and the kitchen sink cookie.

Mercadito

108 W. Kinzie, (312) 329-9555, mercaditorestaurants.com/chicago

Salt, savory, sweetness — the cumin-and-salt-rimmed Pepino el Pyu has a little bit of everything, all in one refreshing cocktail.

Ada Street

1664 N. Ada, (773) 697.7069, adastreetchicago.com

Sweet and salty are the name of the game at Ada Street, particularly in the fried Manchego cheese with red pepper sauce and wildflower honey, the thick-cut Nueske bacon with chile maple syrup for brunch and the pretzel bread pudding with maple whipped cream.

Garrett Popcorn

Multiple locations, (888) 476.7267, garrettpopcorn.com

Caramel and cheese popcorn mix and mingle in the Chicago Mix, and the delicious result couldn’t be more surprising (or addictive).



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