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  • Post #211 - September 5th, 2010, 9:09 am
    Post #211 - September 5th, 2010, 9:09 am Post #211 - September 5th, 2010, 9:09 am
    Yesterday I made a second trip to Capannari's in Mount Prospect and had the Frango cone...dark chocolate mint with little bits of Frango mint in it. Fantastic!

    Capannari's
    10 S. Pine @ Central, off Northwest Highway
    Mt. Prospect
    not open til noon
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    Read "Cooking for One" at Literary Orphans via my author page.

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  • Post #212 - March 17th, 2011, 8:27 am
    Post #212 - March 17th, 2011, 8:27 am Post #212 - March 17th, 2011, 8:27 am
    If there was ever a reason not to visit Cold Stone Creamery, this is it:
    http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/icecream/goldcone.html
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    Read "Cooking for One" at Literary Orphans via my author page.

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  • Post #213 - March 17th, 2011, 8:57 am
    Post #213 - March 17th, 2011, 8:57 am Post #213 - March 17th, 2011, 8:57 am
    Pie Lady wrote:If there was ever a reason not to visit Cold Stone Creamery, this is it:
    http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/icecream/goldcone.html


    Wish I had written this:

    "pistachio in a delicious proprietary no-melt ice cream accentuates the nostalgic texture of creamy JELL-O® Pudding"
  • Post #214 - April 4th, 2011, 1:23 pm
    Post #214 - April 4th, 2011, 1:23 pm Post #214 - April 4th, 2011, 1:23 pm
    Sanders Restaurant has a fountain and makes a fine hot fudge sundae, although the bastards don't have sprinkles.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    Read "Cooking for One" at Literary Orphans via my author page.

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  • Post #215 - April 4th, 2011, 4:11 pm
    Post #215 - April 4th, 2011, 4:11 pm Post #215 - April 4th, 2011, 4:11 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:If there was ever a reason not to visit Cold Stone Creamery, this is it:
    http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/icecream/goldcone.html



    Hmmm,

    I love peach ice cream.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #216 - April 5th, 2011, 8:13 am
    Post #216 - April 5th, 2011, 8:13 am Post #216 - April 5th, 2011, 8:13 am
    Oh, they changed. Last time it was a special no-melt pistachio ice cream made with Jell-O pudding. The peach one doesn't sound too bad.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    Read "Cooking for One" at Literary Orphans via my author page.

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #217 - April 6th, 2011, 10:10 pm
    Post #217 - April 6th, 2011, 10:10 pm Post #217 - April 6th, 2011, 10:10 pm
    HI,

    A buyer beware moment ...

    When I first moved to Highland Park, I recall buying an ice cream cone for 19 cents.

    A few years later, I read a Wall Street Journal article about a disgraced executive. The once powerful now owned a Baskin Robbins ice cream store. I remembered vividly an example of how his life had changed: his greatest challenge was serving a precise portion of ice cream to avoid giving away product for free.

    This evening I stopped by Baskin Robbins for a single scoop of ice cream for $2.39. My friend ordered hers in a cup and I had a sugar cone. She paid $2.39 plus tax. I paid $2.39 and 50 cents for the sugar cone plus tax. I pointed out the signage stated cone or cup for $2.39. The clerk said they expected new signage soon but the computer was already updated. Nothing was disclosed about this sugar cone upcharge until after I was handed my cone and I read the bill.

    I don't care for undisclosed information.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #218 - April 8th, 2011, 2:12 pm
    Post #218 - April 8th, 2011, 2:12 pm Post #218 - April 8th, 2011, 2:12 pm
    This has become a week of ice cream gluttony.
    Sunday was a hot fudge sundae at Sander's, Niles. Monday - banana peanut butter sundae at Zanzibar. Tuesday - Oreo shake at BopNGrill. Wednesday - hot pineapple sundae at Jack's, Skokie. Thursday - Ben & Jerry's Clusterfluff.

    Today I took a trip to Hartigan's and had Snowball ice cream - white chocolate pistachio - blended into a malt (very tasty and thick). On the way out I saw a sign advertising the Terry's Bet U Can't challenge - 5 scoops of ice cream, 3 toppings, whipped cream and nuts with two brownies that needs to be eaten in 20 minutes in order to win a coupon for a free 2-scoop sundae. I think I'll return.

    That's when I realized, hey, I haven't had butterscotch in a really long time. Does Margie's make their own? That's my next stop. But I'd like to hear about other folks' favorite places for butterscotch.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    Read "Cooking for One" at Literary Orphans via my author page.

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  • Post #219 - April 8th, 2011, 2:21 pm
    Post #219 - April 8th, 2011, 2:21 pm Post #219 - April 8th, 2011, 2:21 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:That's when I realized, hey, I haven't had butterscotch in a really long time. Does Margie's make their own? That's my next stop. But I'd like to hear about other folks' favorite places for butterscotch.

    I don't really know anything about butterscotch, but my table was comped a fantastic butterscotch pudding at Balsan last Saturday. It came with little sablé-like cookies. If you can get downtown, and the pudding is still on the menu, it might be worth stopping in and having dessert at the bar.
  • Post #220 - April 8th, 2011, 7:27 pm
    Post #220 - April 8th, 2011, 7:27 pm Post #220 - April 8th, 2011, 7:27 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:When I first moved to Highland Park, I recall buying an ice cream cone for 19 cents.


    I used to be a big fan of Thrifty's ice cream, a huge scoop of very good vanilla for 25 cents. They're all gone now, but I think fondly back to the halcyon days of the 80s.

    Oh, and the Dairy Star is open for the season.

    Dairy Star
    3472 W Devon Ave
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    847-679-3472
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  • Post #221 - May 2nd, 2011, 10:14 am
    Post #221 - May 2nd, 2011, 10:14 am Post #221 - May 2nd, 2011, 10:14 am
    My friend is having surgery and she said that she could use a visit when she's back home, and in order to feel better, she could use some chocolate cream pie and ice cream (you see why we're friends). She thought either vanilla bean or mint chocolate chip, and being such a dandy gal I figured I'd get a pint of each. Naturally the pie is coming from Hoosier Mama. What ice creamery, preferably near HMPC, do you recommend for both ice cream flavors?
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    Read "Cooking for One" at Literary Orphans via my author page.

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #222 - June 20th, 2012, 8:40 am
    Post #222 - June 20th, 2012, 8:40 am Post #222 - June 20th, 2012, 8:40 am
    Asking for a friend- anyone know when Cunis Candies has blueberry ice cream?
  • Post #223 - June 20th, 2012, 10:36 am
    Post #223 - June 20th, 2012, 10:36 am Post #223 - June 20th, 2012, 10:36 am
    I've been on an ice cream kick lately. I'm heading to Dirk's for some smoked fish. I have four options ready to go but I'm always up for suggestions. Other than Margie's, are there any old-fashioned fountains around there (2070 Clyborn)?
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    Read "Cooking for One" at Literary Orphans via my author page.

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #224 - June 21st, 2012, 7:11 am
    Post #224 - June 21st, 2012, 7:11 am Post #224 - June 21st, 2012, 7:11 am
    Pie Lady wrote:I've been on an ice cream kick lately. I'm heading to Dirk's for some smoked fish. I have four options ready to go but I'm always up for suggestions. Other than Margie's, are there any old-fashioned fountains around there (2070 Clyborn)?


    If you want to head as far west as Central Park, one of my top places for shakes is the Brown Sack at Central Park and Belden (just south of Fullerton.) They're right behind Edzo's on my list.

    The Brown Sack
    3581 West Belden Avenue
    (773) 661-0675
    thebrownsack.com
    Katherine

    Everyone has a price: mine is chocolate.
  • Post #225 - June 21st, 2012, 8:48 am
    Post #225 - June 21st, 2012, 8:48 am Post #225 - June 21st, 2012, 8:48 am
    How could I forget the Brown Sack?

    If there's a place near there to get goat yogurt, I think I have a place to go for lunch tomorrow.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    Read "Cooking for One" at Literary Orphans via my author page.

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #226 - August 9th, 2013, 3:02 pm
    Post #226 - August 9th, 2013, 3:02 pm Post #226 - August 9th, 2013, 3:02 pm
    The good in new ice cream: JP Graziano's. OK, it's technically gelato. It's made by ex-Baume and Brix chef Ben Roche and there are some incredible creamy delicious flavors made with really high quality ingredients. The olive oil is my favorite, but the saffron, pistachio, and risotto are also stand-outs. The tomato one is a novelty gelato done really well. Well worth the price.

    The bad: Unfortunately Cone Gourmet Ice Cream doesn't live up to its whimsical Irish concept or name. The ice cream is not made in house or in small enough batches, so a lot of it is freezer-burned and overly sweet. The funniest thing was the loud Irish folk music they were playing. One of the staff was wearing headphones to avoid listening to it...
  • Post #227 - August 9th, 2013, 3:18 pm
    Post #227 - August 9th, 2013, 3:18 pm Post #227 - August 9th, 2013, 3:18 pm
    Agree on Cone - went there the opening Sunday and my pistachio cone was freezer-burned and pricey. I thought they might be working out some opening kinks, but I guess not...

    JP Graziano's is on the list...
    "This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affections glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn." Bernard DeVoto, The Hour.
  • Post #228 - August 10th, 2013, 1:34 pm
    Post #228 - August 10th, 2013, 1:34 pm Post #228 - August 10th, 2013, 1:34 pm
    Blackbird's pastry chef Dana Cree now has ice creams for sale at Publican Quality Meats
    http://instagram.com/p/c14IjugsEo/
  • Post #229 - August 11th, 2013, 9:08 pm
    Post #229 - August 11th, 2013, 9:08 pm Post #229 - August 11th, 2013, 9:08 pm
    Tate's Ice cream shop is in Wheaton on Front street.

    http://www.tatesicecream-wheaton.com/Products.html
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #230 - August 12th, 2013, 12:12 am
    Post #230 - August 12th, 2013, 12:12 am Post #230 - August 12th, 2013, 12:12 am
    riddlemay wrote:Not an ice cream place, but a place I had the best ice cream: Sola. The "housemade" pistachio ice cream was the most intensely flavored I've had--closest to the Platonic Ideal of pistachio ice cream--of any ice cream or gelato of that flavor that I've tasted outside of Firenza.


    I saw this thread pop up to the top and didn't realize LTH had an ice cream thread. I noticed that in 2006 riddlemay gave credit to Sola. I just wanted put in my 2¢ that although Sola has changed a lot since then, the ice cream really is some of the best, if not the best I've ever had. They do the classic flavors really well, but they also use a lot of interesting ingredients very well. Even the flavors that seemed over the top didn't really come off that way. Two I remember being great were the szechuan peppercorn, and the butterscotch-miso, I think they replaced the butterscotch-miso with vanilla miso which is also excellent. It is ice cream I get excited about even though I'm not big into sweets. I also think Sola is underrated, in the 4 times I've eaten there I've really enjoyed everything.
    Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

    -Mark Twain
  • Post #231 - August 12th, 2013, 7:48 am
    Post #231 - August 12th, 2013, 7:48 am Post #231 - August 12th, 2013, 7:48 am
    Best ice creamy things I've had lately: gelato from Black Dog (a variety of flavors, with a goat cheese walnut probably being my favorite...no, it was the Oreo Mint) and goat-milk gelato from Prairie Fruit Farms (thai basil).
  • Post #232 - August 12th, 2013, 9:30 am
    Post #232 - August 12th, 2013, 9:30 am Post #232 - August 12th, 2013, 9:30 am
    +1 for Sola ice cream. I love their 5-spice salted caramel and black sesame peanut butter.
    Leek

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  • Post #233 - August 22nd, 2013, 5:00 pm
    Post #233 - August 22nd, 2013, 5:00 pm Post #233 - August 22nd, 2013, 5:00 pm
    Still have Zarlengo's in Chicago Heights as one of the top three on my list. Between all the italian ice and the gelato flavors, it's hard to choose. I've found that even if I order a small, I still get to choose two different flavors. My husband usually opts for a cooler, which means scoops of ice or gelato, mixed in with their soft-serve ice cream. It's just too much for me, but he loves it.

    Suzy
    " There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."
    - Frank Zappa
  • Post #234 - August 22nd, 2013, 8:23 pm
    Post #234 - August 22nd, 2013, 8:23 pm Post #234 - August 22nd, 2013, 8:23 pm
    sdritz wrote:Still have Zarlengo's in Chicago Heights as one of the top three on my list. Between all the italian ice and the gelato flavors, it's hard to choose. I've found that even if I order a small, I still get to choose two different flavors. My husband usually opts for a cooler, which means scoops of ice or gelato, mixed in with their soft-serve ice cream. It's just too much for me, but he loves it.

    Suzy

    I was just there today. You're right,it is hard to choose. Had their cannoli flavored gelato for the first time. Yum!
  • Post #235 - August 23rd, 2013, 11:14 am
    Post #235 - August 23rd, 2013, 11:14 am Post #235 - August 23rd, 2013, 11:14 am
    sdritz wrote:Still have Zarlengo's in Chicago Heights as one of the top three on my list. Between all the italian ice and the gelato flavors, it's hard to choose. I've found that even if I order a small, I still get to choose two different flavors. My husband usually opts for a cooler, which means scoops of ice or gelato, mixed in with their soft-serve ice cream. It's just too much for me, but he loves it.

    Suzy

    Per Uptown Update, a Zarlengo's is opening next to Baker & Nosh in Uptown.

    Baker & Nosh
    1303 W Wilson Ave
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773) 989-7393
    http://www.bakerandnosh.com/
    -Mary
  • Post #236 - August 23rd, 2013, 2:00 pm
    Post #236 - August 23rd, 2013, 2:00 pm Post #236 - August 23rd, 2013, 2:00 pm
    The GP wrote:
    sdritz wrote:Still have Zarlengo's in Chicago Heights as one of the top three on my list. Between all the italian ice and the gelato flavors, it's hard to choose. I've found that even if I order a small, I still get to choose two different flavors. My husband usually opts for a cooler, which means scoops of ice or gelato, mixed in with their soft-serve ice cream. It's just too much for me, but he loves it.

    Suzy

    Per Uptown Update, a Zarlengo's is opening next to Baker & Nosh in Uptown.

    Baker & Nosh
    1303 W Wilson Ave
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773) 989-7393
    http://www.bakerandnosh.com/


    Based on my understanding, they will be serving Zarlengo's in the Baker & Nosh expansion, not that there will be a Zarlengo's.

    Baker & Nosh wrote:Finally! As some of you already know, we have been planning an expansion of our store. This has been in the works since late spring, but unfortunately has taken much longer than anticipated.
    We are now ready to begin work and hope to have this open by the end of September. One of our new offerings that we are most excited about is Zarlengo's Gelato!
    We have tried many different companies and found Zarlengo's quality to be second to none. This combined with the fact that they are a local, family-owned business just made it a perfect fit.
  • Post #237 - August 23rd, 2013, 2:19 pm
    Post #237 - August 23rd, 2013, 2:19 pm Post #237 - August 23rd, 2013, 2:19 pm
    Thanks for the clarification, lodasi. I couldn't get to the Facebook page at work.
    -Mary
  • Post #238 - July 5th, 2018, 9:40 am
    Post #238 - July 5th, 2018, 9:40 am Post #238 - July 5th, 2018, 9:40 am
    The Chipwich Is Back for Summer

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/sn ... story.html
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  • Post #239 - October 2nd, 2018, 6:56 pm
    Post #239 - October 2nd, 2018, 6:56 pm Post #239 - October 2nd, 2018, 6:56 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Serves Chocolate Shoppe ice cream from Madison, Wisconsin

    Sweet Pea's Ice Cream Parlor
    764 Sheridan Rd
    Highwood, IL 60040
    847-266-1116

    (This is across from Fort Sheridan)

    Sad to report that Sweet Pea’s has closed.
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #240 - October 4th, 2018, 11:49 am
    Post #240 - October 4th, 2018, 11:49 am Post #240 - October 4th, 2018, 11:49 am
    Highwood has a new ice cream king (allegedly). Chicago Mike's Ice Cream makes their own ice cream in house and people are really liking it. I haven't been there yet, but my brother lives around the corner and says it's great. It's not in the most visible area of Highwood.

    Chicago Mike's Ice Cream Co.
    428 Green Bay Rd
    Highwood IL 60040
    http://www.chicagomikesicecream.com/

    Open 4-9 Tue-Thur 4-10 Fri 1-10 Sat 1-9 Sun
    Closed Mondays (the one day I did walk over there of course)

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