One of my favorite places to patronize in Chicago is the original Margie's Candies on Western Ave. Open since 1921, this candy shop most known for homemade ice cream, is still outfitted with its original decor. Everything in the shop screams vintage, antique and old; in which its charm derives. Early Sunday evening I arrived at Margie's assuming there wouldn't be much traffic in the shop for ice cream. The place was packed like a hot humid day in July. I guess I should never doubt the power of great ice cream, even during a cold winter day in Chicago. Many of the people patronizing the shop were families. Young children were getting the chance to eat ice cream that has been enjoyed by Chicagoians for decades. In a time where modern, new and young are considered the most valued, I find this priceless. Needless to say a banana split (pictured above) and a turtle sundae were devoured with much delight. For those of you who grew up in Ohio in the Cleveland area as I did, Margie's Candies will be an awesome substitute for Dragger's (the old ice cream parlor in Shaker Hts. that has been closed for probably a decade now).