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Original Rainbow Cone: In the South Side neighborhood of Beverly resides an 86-year-old institution: a vintage ice cream shop called the Original Rainbow Cone. Joseph Sapp founded the business with his wife, Katherine, in 1926, and now their granddaughter Lynn oversees the crowd-pleasing establishment of cups, cones and cakes. However, the shop's eponymous creation still reigns as its most legendary. The Original Rainbow Cone is a hodgepodge of five heavenly flavors: a base of rich chocolate, a second layer of sweet strawberry, a scrumptious middle section of Palmer House (New York vanilla with cherries and walnuts), an upper tier of buttery pistachio, and a final slab of mouth-watering orange sherbet on top. In other words: a concoction so glorious that it must be tasted to be believed. 9233 S. Western Ave., 773-238-7075, rainbowcone.com.
— Leah Pickett, Special to the Tribune