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Summer is here: first Rita’s outing

July 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment · ice cream, jaimeshake, south philly

I haven’t been to Rita’s Water Ice in say, two plus years.  Confession:  I don’t much care for the watery, syrupy sweetness that Rita’s is known for.  I sure don’t mind her frozen custard though.  I was dying for some soft serve last Saturday and Earle kindly reminded me that I promised him Rita’s after the first Burger Club meating (a promise I obviously did not deliver).  So we scooted on over to the one closest to us on Broad and Jackson.

Earle ordered a regular size vanilla custard in a cone with rainbow jimmies (they are jimmies, not sprinkles, deal with it) and I got chocolate with rainbow jimmies in a waffle cone.  The South Philly kids working the counter thought I was crazy for mixing rainbow with chocolate, but what do they know?  They probably think Buca di Beppo is fine dining and Kendra is as classy as Princess Diana.

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in the immortal words of Rachael Ray, “yumm-o.”

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