Celebrate National S'mores Day

With National S'mores Day on the horizon (it's Friday, August 10), you may be feeling the itch to roast some marshmallows over an open flame. You could use the fire pit in your backyard if you wanted to, or head to a park and set up a grill. I mean, that's how the Girl Scouts—who invented the confection—do it. But if there's anything I've learned this summer, it's that open fires and million-degree weather aren't cute together. So just let somebody else make that s'more, okay? There are more than a few places willing to hook you up:

Truffle Truffle has s'mores down to a science, so you better believe they'll be celebrating. As we mentioned in this week's print mag, Fleur flower shop in Logan Square is hosting Truffle Truffle for a day-long pop-up-shop. There will be several treats, including the chocolate-covered shortbread s'mores and a travel-ready s'mores cake jar. The sale happens from 11am to 4pm.

Also featuring a more refined version of s'mores is Angel Food Bakery, whose version of the treat comes with marshmallows and homemade graham crackers dipped in chocolate. For those of you more inclined to munch on cake, Sprinkles has a decadent s'mores cupcake with graham-cracker crust, chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, and a toasted marshmallow topping. You'll need  a napkin, but it'll be worth it. While you're there, check out Sprinkle's new Cupcake ATM. Because it's fancy and novel (we think?). Finish your S'mores Day with a s'mores tart at Uncommon Ground on Clark: rich chocolate ganache in a graham-cracker crust topped with bruleed marshmallow. 

What? You can't leave the house for some melted marshmallows? Sucks to be you, but here's a consolation prize: A slideshow of s'mores, including s'mores donuts and s'mores pizzas, brought to you by Time Out Chicago Kids.

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