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Pumphouse Creamery

Pumphouse Creamery is, without a doubt, one of my favorite ice cream places ever. They’re located at 48th and Chicago, and they have amazing ice cream flavors and favor local ingredients. Their “house made waffle cones are made with local and organically grown whole grains and seeds from Whole Grain Milling Company in Welcome, MN.”  Continue reading

Capogiro: The Best Gelato I’ve Had

I’ve mentioned that I love ice cream. Ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, gelato — I love it all. Some frozen desserts stand out in my memory, either for sentimental reasons or because they’re just that delicious. Capogiro is one of my favorites for both reasons. I miss it so much that if I were to win the lottery, I would be very tempted to take advantage of their “Gelato for All Seasons” (six pints of gelato sent four times a year). If you’re ever in Philly, Capogiro is definitely worth the visit.  Continue reading

The Little Things Make Me Smile

I’ve been feeling a bit out of sorts for the past few days — stressed about job searching and deeply missing people in Chicago, mostly — and so I decided to make a list of things that make me happy. More than that, I decided to compile a group of photos from the past week or two (not just of people and places that I miss) that make me smile.  Continue reading

Belly Shack

Korean BBQ Beef (to go)

I was heading home from the office via the Blue Line when I walked past Belly Shack, just under the Western stop. I would have passed by, but the word “Korean” caught my eye (it’s a fusion restaurant). As I paused to check their menu, the door opened, giving me a whiff of Korean food. It smelled so good. I haven’t had Korean food of any kind in months, and I just couldn’t resist. Continue reading

I Love Ice Cream

 

DQ Reeses Peanut Butter Cups Blizzard

When I was little, my dad insisted that we get the ice cream with the vanilla bean specks. Then, we’d put Hershey’s syrup on it and call it “mud on snow” (looking back, it doesn’t sound particularly appetizing, but I liked it at the time). My dad was a purist — only vanilla ice cream, ever, and then he’d add toppings (usually chocolate syrup). Sometimes, I’d put peanuts on my ice cream; I think I got that from my mom (salty-sweet is a great combination). I’d then add malt powder and mix everything together like a spoonable, slightly chunky shake (well, malt). Very yummy. Continue reading