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Eating Out - June 5, 2009

Smooth operator

Running the expanded Rick's Rather Rich Ice Cream is a cool labor of love, owner says

by Dale F. Bentson

"The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream," poet Wallace Stevens once wrote. I don't know if Rick's Rather Rich Ice Cream owner Gary Schoen is a Stevens aficionado, but both men certainly took circuitous routes before settling into their preferred metiers.

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Posted by Laura Pieslewicz
a resident of another community
on Jun 18, 2009 at 10:32 am

Ricks Ice Cream is without a doubt the best ice cream I have ever eaten. It's about time the rest of the world is catching on. I am from out of town but I make a beeline for Ricks right out of the gate with every visit and have even attempted to take some back on the plane with me. But alas with the new rules its now imposible. So I am very happy to hear that this small shop will be around for a long time with articles like these letting the people know what they are missing out on. So grab a spoon and and try the rose or pumpkin ice cream so rich you dream about it when it's gone. - Laura


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