Melting ice cream cone

Cold Gold

The noble Hawaiian heritage of Lappert’s Ice Cream gives its desert provider leverage to expand his fun food fortune.

Ellen Alperstein Restaurants

FOOD One summer when I was in high school, I worked at a Tastee Freez where the soft-serve ice cream was a stream of goo pumped into a cone as a platform for the chemically enhanced dipping chocolate that solidified around it in a flash. It looked — and tasted —like plastic. I ate some practically every shift. My youthful