With a taste of warm weather already in the air, we're wondering where you like to go to get a cool dessert.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Monday, March 19, 2012
As temps rose to a balmy 80 degrees last Wednesday, thoughts of summer came to mind: sunscreen, sunbathing, and long hot days that end perfectly with a frozen treat. In preparation for the summer season, we're asking readers to tell us where the best place in town is for a cold dessert. Here are the ice cream and frozen yogurt shops that come to mind: Tell us what makes your favorite spot so special in the comments, and don't forget to leave a review on the business listing in Patch Places. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments. Editor's Note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results, comments on this …
When your sweet tooth demands attention, here's where to give in.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Joanna Brown
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
From the time we're born, sweet is the first taste humans prefer. Sugar is a carbohydrate, and carbohydrates stimulate the brain's feel-good chemical, seratonin, the American Dietetic Association reports. Sure, carbohydrates come from fruits, vegetables and a warm piece of lightly buttered whole grain toast. But there are some days when only a chocolate chip cookie will satisfy your craving. Consider one of these sweet treats the next time your sweet tooth sings. Baker Boys Bakery, Highland Park Stop in the Ravinia business district for one of the cupcakes, some frozen custard or a cup of coffee from this local favorite. Offerings from owners Jordan Rappaport and Peter Rauser change daily, so you'll be hard pressed to determine your …