This summer's best reunion was definitely with ice cream from my past. Sebastian Joe's on Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, churns the best chocolate amaretto ice cream ever, and I'm pretty sure they must have invented it. Tongue met velvety richness some 15 years when I was but a very cool college grad living in the area. Today, at $5 plus change for a double waffle cone and traffic jam's drive away, the visit to Sebastion Joe's is still worth it. There simply is no match for this ice cream experience -- and need I say, I'm sort of a self-appointed-expert on the matter? Eight years in-between scoops? Not again. Flavors change daily, so call ahead.
photo by SAS, Park Rapids, MN