Not all presidential edicts are equal. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared that July was National Ice Cream Month and that the third Sunday in July would be National Ice Cream day. And lo, the children had hot fudge and whipped cream. And it was deemed good.
Here we are 27 years later, and July is still hot. And it's still National Ice Cream month. Thus, you should need no further incentive to pick up any of these five scoops around town in order to celebrate.
5. Fud (813 W. 17th St.) -- cashew-milk soft-serve ice cream topped with chocolate and caramel sauces. This could be the one dish that convinces you to become a vegan.
4. Cirque d'Alex (7107 N.W. Barry Rd.) -- cinnamon ice cream. It's got a bit of heat from the spice that will leave your tongue tingling.
3. The Bristol (51 E. 14th St.) -- Root-beer sorbet and roasted strawberry ice cream are among the rotating flavors at the seafood grill during National Ice Cream Month.
2. Glace (4960 Main) -- peanut butter and jelly. The peanut butter in this is exquisite -- it's perfectly smooth, ice-cold peanut butter. And the jelly gives it the sweetness that makes you wish you were a kid again and eating this for lunch every day.
1. Murray's (4120 Pennsylvania) -- Dutch chocolate. Murray's rotates its flavors regularly, and this is one of the staples. It's a dense, dark chocolate that goes well in everything from cookie sandwiches to waffle cones. Although, perhaps best of all, Murray's Homemade Ice Cream is hiring right now, meaning you'll always know what's the best flavor in the case.