It's been rumored for months, but finally that exciting import from out of town is coming to Chicago! What, Shake Shack again? No— Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams from Columbus, Ohio, the artisan ice cream shop whose owner, Jeni Britton Bauer, won a James Beard Foundation award for her cookbook Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home. Bauer built a devoted following for mixing the richness of grass-grazed dairy ice cream with the kinds of flavors you're more likely to run across in fancy restaurant gelato and sorbet, from Thai and Vietnamese spices to spiced chocolates. The ice creams have been available at retail in the area for some time, and they've made guest appearances locally at the Dose Market, but the shop at 3404 N. Southport will be the first in Illinois (and the furthest from the home base) when it opens in August. [DNA Info]
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