Category: Ice Cream

Shop Small Day 210: Hazel Marie's

Every small town needs an ice cream parlor, right? I mean Main Street and ice cream just go together. Unfortunately, for too many years, Plainfield didn’t have one. Sure, you could get a scoop, but a true, go to town for, old school ice cream shop didn’t exist. Until this month. Local residents Tammy and... Read more »

Shop Small Day 302: Foxy's Ice Cream

It’s been too long since I’ve written a “Shop Small” post, I think Latinicity was the last one. It’s definitely not for lack of fantastic small shops, more likely poor time management on my part! Since it’s a holiday weekend. And, since Labor Day always feels like the official end of summer, ice cream is... Read more »

Shop Small Day 294: Kimmer's Ice Cream

Even though summer break is coming to a close, there’s still plenty of perfect weather for everyone’s favorite summer treat…ice cream. Then again, is there ever a time of year that isn’t perfect for ice cream? This shop is one for the books, though. Kids take note- when you follow your passion an amazing future... Read more »
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Shop Small Day 282: La Michoacana

I mentioned last time that I went to Aurora specifically to try Prisco’s, but found another surprise stop on the way home. Not even a half mile down from Prisco’s, two words caught my eye…homemade and ice cream. Quick u-turn and I found myself in a cool (no pun intended) new shop...La Michoacana. Even though... Read more »

Shop Small Day 250: Paris Bistro

Ready for a quick trip to Paris that doesn’t require a passport or all of your vacation savings? I found a spot for you! Granted you’re going to a restaurant, it really does feel like you’re transported out of everyday suburban life, and far from the strip-mall. No need to pack your bags, just your... Read more »

Shop Small Day 221: Moe's (almost world famous) Diner

Just because you’re on a road trip doesn’t mean you have to stop at chain restaurants along the way. Granted you probably want something quick so you can get back on the road, there are other options besides the “Golden Arches.” If you’re looking for breakfast (any time of the day), lunch, or dinner- and... Read more »
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Shop Small Day 191: Ice Cream Planet

I can’t believe I’ve lived in the Chicago suburbs my entire life & I’ve never heard of this place.   Ok, the store has only been here for 15 years, but still, no excuse! It’s off the beaten path, so had I not searched for small shops in the Brookfield area, I still wouldn’t have found... Read more »