who would've thought..today is ice cream pie day! if you're in chicago this weekend, celebrate this joyous occasion at the chicago ice cream & gelato festival which starts today and ends friday. some of the city's top pastry chefs and soda shops will be in tow. and get this- a homemade ice cream demo is waiting for you! now how exciting is it to know that you can learn how to make your own ice cream in the comfort of your own home? i'm sure you'll be able to learn a few pointers (flavors, last minute add-in ingredients) out of this demo as well. there's a grill area on site too for some savory pickings that'll help balance out your urge to want to climb a wall and embarrass yourself in public from your much anticipated sugar rush.
opens at 6pm, shuts down at 9pm each day. $25 entry fee. 1431 west taylor street at the grand piazza. go get it while it's cold!