If you hang around on my Facebook page, you will know that our BRAND NEW venture this summer is adding Charlie as an ice cream critic on our family blog! Each week, we’ll feature a different local ice cream place, film a quick review, and Charlie will share how many cones he’s awarding each place – ranging from 1 to 5 cones (1 being meh, 5 being EAT ALL THE THINGS!) We’ll follow up with a quick review here and some additional commentary.
Our first stop was Diane’s Place formerly Tastee Freez in Palos Heights. Located off Harlem a bit down from the Firehouse, this little ice cream shoppe is the perfect place to snag some soft serve and easy eats. Jim snagged a flame-broiled cheeseburger and I picked up a little chicken wrap. You can’t beat the price and the food was pretty good!
On to the good stuff! Charlie awarded this place five cones – he thought the ice cream was creamy and delicious. The chocolate and sprinkle cone really made it for him, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s stars got a bit stingier in the coming weeks.
Charlie – Twist cone in a chocolate and sprinkle cone
Jack – Chocolate in a chocolate and sprinkle cone
Daddy – Double cheeseburger
Mommy – Chicken wrap
Family – Bosco sticks (DELICIOUS breadsticks with cheese inside – MUST SNAG)
Their ice cream menu offers a nice variety – think sundaes, cones, and swirls (think candy and topping mix-ins). The food menu is simple, but definitely has something for everyone. We went on a Thursday early evening and were able to find a table to sit at – they also offer a few tables for outdoor seating.
Let us know if you try out Diane’s Place! We highly recommend!