The Return of Spring … You Can Almost Taste It!

The first crocus breaking through the earth is a beautiful sight. No doubt. But what spring-time “first” truly gets me excited?

That would have to be – and I’m certain I’m not alone – the first ice cream shop to reopen for the season.

Ahhhh ... a waffle cone in full bloom!

This year, in Champaign County, Ohio, that will be Dairy Corner, at 1472 E. U.S. 36, Urbana. The doors open at 11 a.m. this Saturday, February 18! Owners Bob and Robin Turner have added specialty hot dogs to the menu … and though maybe not Saturday, but by Monday, they’ll begin serving up a new variety of ice cream. (In addition, Dairy Corner is adding catering — a make your own sundae bar.)

Next to open will be the Urbana Dairy Queen at 1047 N. Main St. on the following Saturday,  February 25, and Climber Cone, at 801 Maimi St., Urbana, will open April 1.

If you know of other openings, please leave a comment.

Next up: Champaign Uncorked! will continue its recent food fixation, but will return to the subject of foods that are  locally grown.

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