As always, I enjoyed my visit to Itgen's. I've still yet to find any non-dessert dish that thrills me; in this case, the split pea soup and hamburger were more than adequate.
This is the first time I had "plain" ice cream. The butter pecan and mocha chip were excellent -- high on flavor, not too high in butterfat, and with little air -- the way I like it.
At the recommendation of both our waitress and my friend who lives in Valley Stream, I took home some dark chocolate nonpareils. They were excellent, a candy analog to the ice cream -- very strong cocoa flavor.