Sure, the cupcake craze hit Chicago a few years ago - but me? Me, I've been a fan of cupcakes since little kid birthday parties :) In my life of cupcake eating, I can confidently tell you that the BEST place to get cupcakes in Chicago is Sweet Mandy B's. [and yes, I've had "Sprinkles", etc.] All of Sweet Mandy B's flavors are good - my faves are red velvet or just plain chocolate or vanilla. With sprinkles on top, naturally :) $1.25 - $3.50 apiece, depending on size.
SINCE I like y'all... I'm going to give you the bonus of: "How Holly Likes to Eat Cupcakes." You may be tempted to call it quirky, but I'ma go ahead and call it a "best practice." Haha. [Whatever - I'm a little different, but at least I'm entertaining!]