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The best thing we ate on our first trip to M. Vie (1372 W. Grand Ave., 312-265-0159)? That was Ms. Chris’s Bread Pudding.

Bread pudding has never been a favorite of mine—until now. This $7 hunk of love, which tastes like challah but with some crispy edges, is warm and cozy thanks to the perfect mix of rum, caramel, and raisins.