Andy's Frozen Custard
Evanston gets a taste of the Ozarks.
Start any question at this stark, hospital-level clean frozen-custard shop with “How is the…?” and the super-perky counterperson will choose from the word bank of “soooo good” and “amaaaazing.” What’s a frozen-custard newbie to do?
The James Brownie Funkie Jackhammer: It’s frozen custard blended with peanut butter, cradling a black hole of hot fudge. It makes a DQ Blizzard look like Pinkberry.
There are other, more classic options at Andy’s, a Springfield, Missouri–based operation that will open a downtown Chicago location soon. And to really taste the thick, smooth custard, a sundae is the best bet. I like the Ozark Turtle one, where the custard is topped with buttery roasted pecans and submerged in a pool of that hot fudge .
Still, what I’d really like to do is take the employees here to Scooter’s. Now that would blow their minds.
719 Church St, Evanston (847-864-8009). El: Purple to Davis. Bus: 93, 201, 205. 11am–11pm. Average cup of custard: $3.