The theme on this week's Best Thing I Ever Ate was "hot and spicy," and Esquire's food editor, Ryan D'Agostino, talked about a place called Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream in Columbus, OH, and their wonderfully spicy Queen City Cayenne ice cream (a nod to Cincy chili). After a little investigation, I learned that only the day before, The Goddess and Grocer stores had just brought on Jeni's to sell in their stores (the Bucktown location bragged 12 varieties, while the Gold Coast location only had four). Within 24 hours, I was loading up on Jeni's at GG's in Bucktown (don'tcha love this city?). Sadly, they carried neither the Queen City Cayenne nor the Thai Chili flavors. (And for those of you who will try Jeni's for yourselves, beware: at $12 a pint, they're not shy).
Anyone know where I might purchase some spicy ice cream to take home, be it grocer or sweet shoppe? I live in the loop, if that helps.