I read about Flamingos #2 in the Chicago Trib At Play Section.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/services/ ... 058.storyn
We decided to go on Saturday, at about 4 pm. It wasn't overly busy or crowded, but there was a steady stream of customers who like us read about the place in the trib.
As far as Ice Cream places go, Flamingos has all of your standard fare, plus some Mexican favorites like Ejotes. We saw one Ejotes come out, it was corn off the cob, mayo, butter, salt, and hot sauce served in a sundae glass.
The staff was very helpful and allowed us to try several different flavors, like sweet corn, agave, sweet potato. I really like the sweet corn and am thinking of different ways to serve it.
My husband had the Coconut and really liked it. However after he was 1/2 done with it , he noticed that they had Roasted Coconut and he wished he got that. I had the Carmel and wasn't too thrilled with it. It was too sweet, too icy, and not at all creamy. Of all the ice creams we tasted, none of them were very creamy.
We picked up a quart of the Agave to go. On Sunday we served it with some grilled nectrines that had marinated in a little tequila and sugar. It was very good and refreshing. Our guests had no idea what flavor the ice cream was until we told them.
They also have diablo Italian Ices. Off the top of my head they had Cucmber, Papaya, and Pineapple Diablo ices along with the traditional flavors. I'm wishing I tried one of the diablo ices. I've had spicy chocolate ice cream before, but never an ice.
So I'm thinking that a little scoop of the sweet corn would taste great in a tomato gazpacho, what do you think?