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Fountain on Locust
(3037 Locust Street; 314-535-7800)
is an ice cream parlor, with high ceilings, artsy paint job and decor plus old-fashioned soda fountain, and, most importantly, pretty darn good ice cream. The hot fudge and whipped cream are made in-house; in fact, all toppings are chemical free -- no preservatives, extenders, high fructose corn syrup...or corn syrup at all, for that matter. The ice cream comes from a family dairy in Wisconsin -- the only dairy in the country that employs an aging process. We're, uh, not sure what that means, but we do approve of the results. Kick it up a notch with a "Wicked Martini": vodka, dark crème de cacao and chocolate ice cream. Or an "Orange Dreamsicle" martini: vanilla vodka, triple sec, orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream.