Black Dog Gelato wants Chicago to know that summer is indeed coming as the gourmet frozen treat slinger preps to open a new West Loop location in addition to its original Ukrainian Village location. That location at 859 N. Damen Avenue opens for the season on Friday, April 12 with a special menu with nine flavors inspired by HBO’s Game of Thrones. Flavors include “You Know Muffin Jon Snow (but Bran does)” (bran muffin, raisin), “The City of Brotherly Sisterly Love” (Philly-style cheesecake, wine-soaked berries), and “Moonpie Door” (Graham cracker, chocolate marshmallow).
Sure, many Chicago restaurants and bars are trying to jump on the Game of Thrones bandwagon with a featured item or viewing party. But Black Dog is leaning heavy with creative flavors and pun-filled names that are full of references that hardcore fans are sure to know. Customers unfamiliar with the show can just smile, nod, and enjoy the sweet treats.
Each flavor represents a house from the TV show which premieres its final season on Sunday, April 16. Black Dog is known for owner Jessica Oloroso’s creative and gourmet flavors. It’s become of favorite of many of Chicago’s top chefs.
The West Loop location, 1012 W. Lake Street, will open sometime this summer. Meanwhile, check out the full Game of Thrones menu below for the Damen location. Updates will are forthcoming.