An's Dry Cleaning is one of the best ice cream shops in U.S.
Cashmere, leather and cotton-doodle are not your typical ice cream flavors, but at An's Dry Cleaning, fabric is on the menu.
What's happening: A friend called me one afternoon last week for a spontaneous ice cream run at the North Park shop, which was running a one-day promotion for $2 scoops of gelato.
Driving the news: An's Dry Cleaning was celebrating after being named the second-best indie ice cream shop in America by USA Today.
The intrigue: The gelato shop moved into an old-fashioned dry cleaners in a historic 1934 building on Adams Avenue. Changing the name of the neighborhood business didn't feel right, so the owners kept it as a reminder that "some things are better left unchanged."
What we ordered: I enjoyed "Serge," a decadent swirl of caramel, hazelnut and peanut butter with a crunch, scooped into a crispy, buttery cone. It fits its twilled woolen fabric namesake.
- "Cashmere," a creamy blend of goat cheese and honey, was a luxurious combination of sweet and savory.
Of note: The menu is completely gluten-free and flavors rotate every two weeks.
Be smart: They don't make you feel guilty about sampling different flavors, so take their flavor tour of all the 'fabrics' on the menu.
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