Tap Into Chicago’s Italian Ice Reservoir
By Melissa Wiley in Food on Jul 3, 2012 4:05PM
Photo by D. Majette.
Miko’s Italian Ice: This Bucktown haunt peeks out at Damen Ave. from just below street level, welcoming visitors onto its tree-shaded porch and encouraging you to double up. Combine two flavors, choosing from a fruity litany of everything from honeydew to blackberry, for the price of one. 1846 N. Damen
Anthony’s Homemade Italian Ice: A local legend in the annals of Chi-town Italian Ice, Anthony’s all-natural creations really are homemade in the back of his bright and welcoming Southport shop, which also serves basic street fare if you’re hungry for more than just dessert. 3442 North Southport Avenue
Tom and Wendee’s Homemade Italian Ice: Whether you’re feeling like slathering your taste buds in an icy cappuccino crunch, a chocolate toffee, or an old-reliable citrus blast, Tom and Wendee have you and all your cravings covered in this inviting Armitage Avenue institution. 1136 West Armitage Avenue
Mario’s Italian Lemonade: In Chicago’s most Italian neighborhood, Mario is making advances on the Italian ice of his grandparents. The chilled lemonade acts as a base for layers of fruit sauce and generous toppings of fresh fruit. Chicago Italians line up around the block for Mario’s signature spin on this old-world classic. 1066 W. Taylor Street