April 16, 2013 |
A Chicago teenager was looking for money, officials said, when he allegedly broke into an ice cream store in Belmont Cragin on April 7. But before he took money from the cash register of the West Diversey Avenue store, Elvin Renteria was caught on a surveillance camera sampling the ice cream, prosecutors said. Renteria, 17, was arrested Monday and appeared at the Cook County Courthouse on Tuesday, where he was charged as an adult with burglary and held on $30,000 bond. Police arrested Renteria on Monday while he was passing through the 2400 block...
September 12, 2012 |
EAT Wrap Game Abou Andre Mediterranean Bistro 60 E. Jackson St. 312-386-1300 This Middle Eastern eatery - which has eight locations in Lebanon - celebrates the grand opening of its first U.S. location with $1 wraps (regularly $5.99) including chicken kebab, kefta kebab, and signature falafel, all made with jumbo pita bread, veggies and homemade garlic-tahini sauce. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Ice is Nice (FREE!) Antique Taco 1360 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-687-8697 Owners Rick and Ashley Ortiz host A Good Old Fashioned Ice...
July 9, 2012 |
With high temperatures in store for another few months, it's time to get serious about which frozen dessert you're going to pledge allegiance to this summer. Are you an old-school ice cream fan? Or do you prefer a smoother, creamier gelato? What about a tricked-out frozen custard blended with a handful of toppings? If you're still on the fence, a ride from west to east along Belmont Avenue (hop on and off the #77 bus) provides all the taste-testing you need to come to an informed decision.
August 10, 2012 |
Is anyone else suffering from a serious case of end-of-summer panic? You go to a couple street fests and restaurant openings, spend a weekend at Lollapalooza and all of a sudden, it's approaching mid-August. While hot days are still on the horizon, we've put together a checklist of cool treats to savor, ranging from shaved ice to upside-down ice cream cones to ice pops fit for the most adventurous foodies. Get a start on it now and you'll have your fill by the time you're ready to throw on your first scarf of the fall season.
February 20, 2013 |
Like a slumbering beast, Rainbow Cone has awakened. The Original Rainbow Cone , a legendary South Side Chicago treat, took to Facebook Tuesday after months of hibernation to announce this season's opening date--and it's just around the corner. The Beverly shop will open its doors for the season at noon March 6 to sell the iconic cone--a stack of chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House (a mixture of vanilla, cherries and walnuts) and pistachio ice cream with orange sherbet on top. The combo has remained unchanged since 1926.
March 6, 2013 |
Tuesday's largest snow of the season might have kept some away, but die-hard Rainbow Cone fans didn't let the cold get in the way of the cone. Rainbow Cone General Manager Michelle Desnoyer said about 15 people had been in by Wednesday afternoon, the first day of buisness this season for the Beverly neighborhood mainstay. “They're always happy we're back open, it means spring is right around the corner," she said. "They wish we were open year-round. It's a little less busy (than most opening days)