Just wanted to share with you all my latest Chow-worthy food experience. Recently Daily Grind coffee shop opened in the 800 block of North Orange Avenue - in between Shin sushi and Citrus. In addition to the usual trappings of a coffee shop (pastries, sandwiches etc), they have a variety of gelato that seems to be in rotation once a particular flavor is sold out. I can't attest to whether Daily Grind makes its own gelato, but if not, their purveyor is certainly a quality one, and from the silkiness and freshness of it, probably local (i.e., it didn't taste like it's been subjected to temperature changes that so symptomatic of delicate frozen desserts that travel from afar).
This weekend I enjoyed a delicious "sweet cream" flavored gelato. It was so incredibly rich and silky, while, at the same time, was "clean" after ever bite. The cream didn't linger around on your tongue for too long after each bite (which, to me, makes the dessert feel heavier than it really is - like a high butterfat content ice cream would). The gelato was paired perfectly with a wedge of an airy vanilla flavored crisp, that was too delicate to be a spoon to pick up the gelato, much to my dismay.
I hope the gelato at Daily Grind lasts - at least to replace the gelato place that recently closed in Thornton Park.
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