October 23, 2013 |
Baxter, did you eat that entire tub of ice cream in the freezer? We're not even mad, that's amazing. In an ode to Ron Burgandy and the upcoming Anchorman sequel, Ben and Jerry's has announced the release of Scotchy, Scotch Scotch, a limited-edition butterscotch overload flavor set to hit store shelves in the coming weeks. The flavor is a mix of butterscotch ice cream with butterscotch swirls, an homage to the fictional San Diego news anchor's spirit of choice. It follows several other batches that honor pop-culture icons, including Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream...
September 26, 2013 |
I can already tell I am going to spend way too much of my money here. That's what I thought to myself as I took my first spoonful of ice cream at Jeni's Ice Creams (3404 N. Southport Ave. 773-348-7139), the first Chicago scoop shop from Columbus, Ohio-based artisanal dessert company Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. Chicago is the third-largest market for founder Jeni Britton Bauer's pint-by-mail business, and after constant requests from fans to open a store here, she set up shop just off the Southport Brown Line earlier this month.
July 3, 2013 |
The four young women were on their way to get ice cream in Bucktown Monday night, state prosecutors said, when a man approached them with a knife in his hand. The teenagers, all from Berwyn, screamed and fled, but witnesses helped police catch the alleged offender shortly after at a McDonalds across the street, according to the police report. Steve Jones, 49, was arrested at 9:25 p.m. near "Margies Candies" at 1960 N. Western Ave, and charged with four counts of attempted robbery.
June 18, 2013 |
For once, Travis Pastrana experienced life in the slow lane. The 11-time X Games gold medalist-turned-NASCAR driver joined fellow Nationwide Series driver Regan Smith to pilot a pink ice cream truck around the Loop on Monday. They were offering cold confections to Chicagoans to promote Chicagoland Speedway's Rally, Rock & Race weekend next month. The speedsters weren't allowed to race down Michigan Avenue, but instead competed in ice cream sales - with Pastrana peddling bomb pops and Smith offering ice cream sandwiches at several...
June 17, 2013 |
NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Travis Pastrana and Regan Smith will be piloting an ice cream truck around Chicago today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pastrana, an 11-time X-Games gold medalist now running his first full NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule, and Regan Smith, currently first in the Nationwide Series points standings, will be passing out chilly treats at four stops in the downtown area in anticipation of this weekend's Chicagoland...
May 17, 2013 |
Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream is opening its first Chicago shop this August in Lakeview's Southport Corridor. Located at 3404 N. Southport Ave., the shop will have seating for about 25 and standing room inside, along with outdoor seating in front and on the side of the long, narrow space. They're hoping to have doors in front and back to avoid customer traffic jams, said founder Jeni Britton Bauer. The décor will be simple, possibly involving painted wood tile walls. “Each spot that we do is different," Bauer said.