One more reason to love spring in Chucktown: softshell crabs. I know that 17 North has them and I just got a message from Atlanticville. They'll have them tomorrow. If you're visiting, and see them as a special, do yourself a favor and indulge.
Justin Chapple, Food & Wine Deputy Test Kitchen Editor, is back this week with another killer Mad Genius Tip—an ice cream cake made of store-bought ice cream sandwiches, that requires just minutes of prep time.