Lagomarcino's is a sweet blast from the past.
Since 1908, the lucky folks of Moline have been satisfying their sweet teeth at this fourth-generation, family-owned establishment.
A staple if there ever was one.
The candy man: Angelo Lagomarcino
Upon entering Lagomarcino's we were engulfed by nostalgia and the enticing smell of handmade chocolate.
The custom made booths, Tiffany lamps, the terrazzo tile floor and metal ceiling combined to transport us to the Illinois of yore.
We ordered up a cherry coke and a Green River, a lime phosphate famously named after the tradition of dying the Chicago River green every St. Patrick's Day.
Settling in at the counter of the soda fountain, we had a front row seat to the making of our beverages.
A sundae at Lagomarcino's is an interactive affair. The hot fudge, billed as a "homemade bittersweet elixir" is served on the side, to allow the customer to make his or her perfect blend.
After one taste of the magic elixir, we pushed the ice cream aside and went after the heavenly concoction with a spoon.
Diluting it seemed like a sin.
David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com
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