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Chicago's getting a cafe dedicated to marshmallows

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson

Marshmallow fanatics, it's your year. Come June, Rogers Park will be home to a new marshmallow cafe, according to DNAInfo. XO Marshmallow, founded by Chicagoans Lindzi Shanks and Kathryn Connor, recently met and surpassed its initial Kickstarter campaign goal of $6,500 needed to open the storefront. 

The cafe will share a kitchen with Midnight Mac and Cheesery and Nibbles and Nosh at 6977 N Sheridan Rd, doling everything from whoopie pies and champagne-flavored marshmallows to s'mores tacos and lattes. Of course, if you can't wait for the marshmallow haven to open its doors, you can get your hands on the sweet treats at the Boss Babe Popup Shop inside Block 37 or at a variety of other Chicago retailers.

Now that Shanks and Connor have hit their first goal, their "stretch" campaign is aiming to raise a total of $10,000, which will allow them to purchase a custom neon sign for the shop. Should they reach the goal, the ladies have promised to release a batch of passion fruit marshmallows as a reward. Consider your dinner forever spoiled. 

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