Sunday, July 31, 2011

Windy City Sweets

Location: 3308 N Broadway
Cost: About $4 per person

So like I said in my last post on Deleece Grill Pub, Schneider and I went to a midday weekend Cubs game. My friend Kate lives within spitting distance of Wrigley, and I knew that she was in the possession of a dog for the weekend that needed some walking. We called her up after the game and decided to go for a walk with Bentley until we found somewhere good to grab a snack. We ended up meandering down Broadway until we saw Windy City Sweets.

Windy City Sweets is a nice confectionery in the middle of boys town. They've got all different kinds of sweets, and on the ice cream front they do a pretty good job. Mostly I thought it was cool that they have a series of differently dipped waffle cones for you to try. Like any good candy shop, the people behind the counter were really nice. Luckily we got there right before some big tour group and didn't have to wait at all. They have a bunch of outdoor tables too. Cost wise, I think our massive waffle cones might have been a little north of $4. We also got some fudge for a few bucks.

The Food
Schneider got Mint Chocolate Chip in a Cookies and Cream Waffle Cone, I got Moose Tracks in a S'mores Waffle Cone, and Kate got some variation of Peanut Butter and Chocolate in a regular Waffle Cone. It was blisteringly hot outside and time was of the essence. Universally our ice cream was rich and flavorful. I loved my cone with the chocolate and graham cracker crumbles on the edge. The moose tracks had tons of peanut butter cup chunks. All in all it was a damn good scoop.

Mint Chocolate Chip in a Cookies and Cream Waffle Cone

Moose Tracks in a S'mores Waffle Cone

 Peanut Butter and Chocolate in a Waffle Cone

On top of our cones (not literally) we got some Mounds Bar Fudge and some Peanut Butter Fudge. I thought the coconut part of the mounds bar was a little grainy and didn't go with the chocolate too well. I liked the peanut butter one though. If only they weren't melting to a puddle of goop while we were outside we could've enjoyed them more.

 The Mounds and The Peanut Butter Fudge

Finally, it should be noted that they are dog friendly at Windy City Sweets. For something like a dollar we got Bentley a frosty paws. He was a bit passive about it at first (it was too frozen for him to lick efficiently), but when it melted slightly he went to town.

 Bentley and his Frosty Paws

I think it's key to compare Windy City Sweets to the other ice cream place right down the road, Bobtail. I'd say the ice cream may be slightly better at bobtail, but the cones are better here. Overall I think they're pretty equivalent and fantastic. I'm giving Windy City Sweets 4 out of 5 Pearls.

I'd also like to thank Kate Bernot for taking all of the pictures you see in this post (and for letting us hang with Bentley).

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  1. Say what you want about Jeff Schneider's fascination with Shea Weber's wrist strength or his tolerance for Ricky Gross, he is undeniably photogenic when posing with ice cream.