The Original Rainbow Cone
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Seasonal spots are a great way to keep track of when summer (unofficially) begins and ends. The Original Rainbow Cone, a seasonal ice cream shop in Beverly that’s been around since 1926, is a good example. Just like us, this place can’t wait for winter to be over, which is why it opens for spring and summer ahead of schedule, in the middle of February. The namesake ice cream cone here is made with layers of chocolate, strawberry, Palmer house (vanilla with walnuts and cherries), and pistachio ice creams, plus orange sherbet, and it’s the perfect treat for keeping up the illusion that the good weather is permanent.
What do the San Antonio Spurs and Rainbow Cone have in common? Championship pedigree, consistency, longevity, and an entire team (of colors), playing together unselfishly. They have the mental edge on everyone else, and look really, really good in pictures.
This classic Beverly ice cream shop opened in 1926. It definitely gets points for nostalgia, but at the end of the day, you’re here for one thing: the rainbow cone. It’s made with layers of chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House (vanilla with walnuts and cherries), and pistachio ice creams, plus orange sherbet. While this may not be the combination you’d go for on your own, all the flavors work perfectly together. You want this ice cream cone.