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StarChefs

    Black Dog Gelato

    EAT

    859 North Damen Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60622
    (773) 235-3116
    www.blackdogchicago.com
    Hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm

    Pastry Chef-owner Jessica Oloroso of Black Dog Gelato knows that ice cream is difficult to get right, which is why she relies on instinct and lots of experimentation to come up with each batch of her silky-textured, creative gelato. Her creamy innovations have both superior mouthfeel and exciting flavor profiles (think Ricotta with Apricots and Honey and White Chocolate Banana Curry). This enterprising gelato chef started off with 2011 Rising Star Chef Stephanie Izard at her first venture, Scylla, and when the doors closed there, Oloroso took the ice cream machine home with her. A client base built from the ground up and some hard work in wholesale led to Oloroso’s dream come true: a place of her own. With its tickle-me-pink décor and fresh-cut flowers, Black Dog Gelato is ideal for drawing in street traffic. But it’s her exceptional frozen treats that are bringing palate-pleased Chicagoans back for more.

    Recommended Dishes:
  • Goat Cheese, Cashew, and Caramel Gelato
  • Mexican Hot Chocolate, Cayenne, and Cinnamon Gelato

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