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Forbes Traveler Doesn't Get Local Ice Cream

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jun 26, 2008 8:05PM


Andrew Huff at Gapers Block's Drive-Thru blog called Forbes Traveler's decision to include Margie's on its list of the best ice cream in America "lazy ice cream journalism," while Mike Nagrant lists his alternatives at Serious Eats.

Far be it from us to pile on, but Margie's doesn't even rank in our favorite ice cream parlors. Sure, it's kitschy. But we don't care how many times Al Capone came back or if the Beatles dropped by after they played Old Comiskey Park. Huff makes a valid point; why not highlight the Original Rainbow Cone if you're looking for a sense of history? Or Gertie's Ice Cream?

Then there's a place like Bobtail that makes custom flavors and is family friendly. For a real treat, one could head over to Canaday le Chocolatier for some homemade gelatos and sorbets. In short, there's variety here. We just wished the folks at Forbes Traveler would have recognized that.