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Celebrate Rhubarb!

Celebrate Rhubarb!

It's "Pie Fruit" Season!

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Tell Your Kids and Grandkids about this wonderful Spring Treat!

  

Say the word “Rhubarb” to the over 50 crowd and you’re likely to hear stories about how their mother or grandfather grew a patch on the side of the house and how as kids they would grab a stalk and chew on the sour goodness that’s unlike anything else. Say the same word to the under 40 crowd and you’re likely to hear “What’s Rhubarb?” 

It’s hard to understand how rhubarb has fallen out of favor with the younger crowd, but we’re doing our best to keep it relevant, particularly this time of the year. The peak of the local rhubarb season (and all of our rhubarb this time of year comes from Keith and Nancy Johnson in Woodstock) corresponds with Memorial Day, so that’s what we’re featuring this weekend. We’ve got it in 3 different pies, plus the Rhubarb Chutney we serve with our Hello Dahlly “Yoga” Special, and it may even turn up on a Danish!

We’re open regular hours this weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 9-2. Order pies and other goodies for your Memorial Day Celebrations!

THIS WEEKEND'S SPECIALS 5/25-5/26

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PULLED PORK SANDWICHES And CAESAR SALAD

Spice-Rubbed, Slooooowww-Cooked Pork Shoulder served with Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce on a homemade Challah Roll with a side of Slaw $9


Our Caesar Salad is made with a tangy homemade dressing (no eggs or anchovies), and served with grated Parmesan and homemade Focaccia Croutons $8

HELLO DHALLY! And Vegan

These are our vegan "Yoga Cuisine" options. A Lentil-Coconut "Stew" over a hot-sweet cranberry-pea, Serrano and ginger-studded rice pilaf with homemade Rhubarb Chutney  $9



FOO-FOO DRINKS

This week it's Strawberry Lemonade and Wawamelon Limeade, Both made with fresh fruit, freshly-squeezed juice and about half the sugar of a typical 'ade. Check out the origin of the Foo-Foo drink on our blog $3.75 ea

PIES, COOKIES, BROWNIES AND MORE!

Including our Pie of the Week - Key Lime with Blackberry Topping!

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Join Our Team

One Goal - Excellence

  

Ella Bonella is looking for a few good people to join the team. Our goal is to provide a consistently excellent experience for each customer. We are a small place with one simple goal – excellence. 


Introductory shop hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 9-2, with either 4 or 8-hour shifts available. Additional days will be added as we grow. Additional hours may be available for prep, catering, and special orders. We are open to applicants of any age, from 15 (with a work permit) to 80+, as long as the applicant has the energy and the spirit to get the job done in a manner consistent with our Core Values of Friendliness, Superior Service, Integrity, Quality and Safety. Whether this is your all-important first job or you’re just getting back in to the workplace or you’ve decided that retirement isn’t for you, if you’re ready to work, we could use you!


POSITIONS AVAILABLE


Counter Service


Job Duties:

· Demonstrate a positive customer service attitude in keeping with the company’s Core Values. 

· Assist customers with questions and product selection 

· Follow procedures for safety, proper food handling, and sanitation  

· Smile and greets customers in a sincere friendly manner. Treat new customers like friends you haven’t met yet.

· Replenish product in the cases and create displays.

· Accurately record orders to ensure the customer is delighted with the finished product.

· Maintain cleanliness of the work area, including the visible front room and kitchen areas. 

· Assist in other areas as required.


Line/Prep Cook

Job Duties:

· Prepare sandwiches (hot and cold) and other items from the menu 

· Deep Frying experience a plus

· Follows procedures for safety, proper food handling, and sanitation  

· Replenish product in the cases and create displays.

· Accurately and consistently prepare orders to ensure the customer is delighted with the finished product. Our aim is a “Wow” from every customer

· Maintain cleanliness of the work area, including the visible front room and kitchen areas. 

· Assist in other areas as required.

Requirements (both roles):

  • Desire       to provide excellent customer service. 
  • Outgoing, friendly       personality. 
  • Ability to handle multiple       tasks. 
  • Able to communicate       effectively with others and convey enthusiasm 
  • Follow all LCHD Service       Standards & guidelines. 
Obtain Illinois Food handler certification

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Order Online and Pickup In Store!

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Just give us 48 hours notice and we'll make it special just for you!

SHOP ELLA BONELLA

Identity (No) Crisis

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Every item on our menu has a background. Read about it here!

Read 'THE ELLA BONELLA CHRONICLES'

Peek Into The Piemaking Process

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Here's a feast for the eyes! Check out a Tart Cherry Pie & Peach Pie Right Out of the Oven.

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Pie For Breakfast?

You Betcha!

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  Back in the days when we sold pies at Farmers’ Markets, people would come up to us and say “I eat your pie for breakfast.” And why not? After all, people eat sweet things like pancakes and French Toast for breakfast – and the primary ingredient in most of our pies is either fruit, milk, or nuts. 


The Streusel-topped Triple Berry Pie was typically the breakfast favorite, but I set out to find more pies that would be suitable for breakfast. There are savory pies like Bacon-and-Egg, and Ham-and-Egg, then some not-too-sweet pies like Oatmeal Walnut Pie and (my personal favorite) custard-y Cream-of-Wheat Pie, which I like cold with just a touch of Maple Syrup. 


Then there are cereal pies like Euell Gibbons’ fave Grape Nuts Pie (you probably have to be over 50 to get that reference) and Cornflake Pie, which are def on the sweet side. BFK pies even take on International Character with an Orange-infused Italian Torta di Riso that will make you feel like you’re in Firenze!   

Just Open Weekends?

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Yep! We work all week to be ready for two days! 



Tell Me About Those Croissants!

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What the Pie is to the United States, the Croissant is to France, sort of. As a college student, I worked my ass off to be able to study in Paris in the Spring of 1985. I still remember that first morning in the City of Light – drizzly, homesick, thinking I’d made a mistake, and then I walked down the Rue Vavin and into the first Bar I saw (Bars in Paris are known for their coffee) and ordered un express and a croissant, the taste, smell, feel and sound of which I will never forget. It was buttery and crisp, with enough butter on the exterior to leave my hands shiny. 


Every subsequent trip to Paris meant a croissant and express first thing off the plane. I’d tried croissants in the states, but they were never the same.  During an extended break from Franks, I made a commitment to “perfect” the croissant, to the extent that was possible. I slaved and tasted (and tasted) until I had something that brought me back to that first bite, and people loved them. These croissants are perfect on a weekend morning.   


WORD TO THE WISE
The joys of the croissant are fleeting. With lots of air between layers, these ephemeral treats go from ethereal to stale in about 6 hours. We bake them right before we open and recommend that you eat them right away!

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421 N. Northwest Hwy., Barrington, IL 60010

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