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Weekend Planner: Ice Cream Edition

Weekend Planner: Ice Cream Edition Keep cool this weekend with new ice cream treats from HotChocolate . HotChocolate Fudge-sicles on The 606. Ice Cream Edition With the Dog Days of Summer upon us, there’s never been a better time to hit The 606 and cool off with Fudge-sicles by none other than Mindy Segal. The owner […]

Chicago: Nancy Silver Adds the Perfect Sweet Touch to Americano 2211

Chicago: Nancy Silver Adds the Perfect Sweet Touch to Americano 2211 . Chicago: Nancy Silver Adds the Perfect Sweet Touch Americano 2211 had big shoes to fill when it stepped into the space formerly occupied by Birchwood Kitchen. The Bucktown spot, helmed by Chris Pappas of The Winchester and pastry chef Nancy Silver might still […]

Six Desserts Worth Leaving Your Blankets For

Six Desserts Worth Leaving Your Blankets For-Dining Chicago     It’s cold outside. If you’re going to go out to eat, it had better be delicious. Here are six desserts that are delicious. This time of year, it’s fine to be antisocial and picky about leaving your apartment. Netflix, pajamas, and delivery become the norm, […]

Fried Ice Cream at Gogi: Sweet of the Week

. . . Fried Ice Cream at Gogi: Sweet of the Week . . . . ..…………………………..See Full Story . . . Fried ice cream and I go way back. I first remember encountering this quasi-oximoron at a tacky Mexican chain in New Hampshire called Margarita’s. The restaurant served scoops of ice creams rolled in […]

Best Soft serve at A10: Sweet of the Week

Best Soft serve   SEE FULL STORY   I never thought I’d crave a beet and goat cheese salad for dessert, but A10 has me singing a different tune. The savory duo, a common combo for the salad course, gets the dessert treatment in top form at the Hyde Park restaurant. Here, the dessert course […]

National Ice Cream Month Get The Scoop

National Ice Cream Month Get The Scoop   There’s valid reasons why people scream for ice cream. And it’s not only because that alliteration sounds smooth. In the heat of summer, there is nothing more sweetly satisfying than a cooling scoop of ice cream. And with July being National Ice Cream Month, there’s no better time to […]

Maple & Ash Grilling Pop-up: Weekend Planner

Maple & Ash Grilling Pop-up: Weekend Planner Live Vinyl DJs at The Brass Monkey, National Ice Cream Day at Nonna’s     National Ice Cream Day at Nonna’s What a happy coincidence that Nonna’s started offering their ice cream by the pint just in time for National Ice Cream Day on July 19. To celebrate […]

Drumstick at Homestead on the Roof: Sweet of the Week

Drumstick at Homestead on the Roof: Chicago is a city with a sweet tooth, packed with unique pastries and desserts in every neighborhood restaurant and bakery for dining and snacking in Chicago. I’m a guy with a sweet tooth, so each week I’ll report on a different dessert you need to try. I mean, I’ll […]

Snack in the Lap of Luxury

Lap of Luxury: Lap of Luxury: Thanks to $260 chocolate and $1,000 ice cream sundaes, it has never been easier to snack like kings and queens.     You know those moments when your sweet tooth sets in but you also want to pretend like you’re a Hilton heiress? Well there are a couple new […]

Top Scoops for National Ice Cream Month

Ice Cream Month: With July being National Ice Cream Month and July 20 being National Ice Cream Day, now is the perfect time to start screaming for summer’s signature dessert. There’s a reason people allegedly scream for ice cream. And it’s not just because the alliteration sounds smooth. At the peak of summer, there is […]