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Openings Tue Jul 27 2010
Wells Street in Old Town is fast becoming Chicago's premiere destination for unique, upscale confections. In a two block stretch, one can find The Twisted Baker, Delightful Pastries, The Fudge Pot and the vague outlines of a burgeoning Kilwins. Today, we can add Palermo Bakery to the list, as it opened the doors to its third - and unquestionably most accessible - location at 1533 N. Wells St., in the shell of a defunct Coldstone Creamery. Along with serving all the usual suspects - crescents, cannolis, cartoccis, and pasticciottis - Palermo's Old Town location is the only one to serve gelato.
While two doors down, The Twisted Baker sat dark - it closes at the frustratingly early hour of 7pm on weeknights - Palermo was downright hopping, on this decidedly perfect July evening.
Goodbye French Toast ice cream. Hello Pistachio Amaros and Amaretti Verdis.