Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Luella’s Southern Kitchen Puts a Southern Twist on a Classic Treat This National Strawberry Sundae Day Today

Most of us know Strawberry Sundaes as a delightful combination of vanilla ice cream, strawberry
sauce, fresh strawberries and whipped cream. While delicious, why not change it up this National Strawberry Sundae Day, July 7, with a Strawberry Shortcake Sundae ($5) from Luella’s Southern Kitchen (4609 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-961-8196).

Luella’s Owner/Chef Darnell Reed is putting a southern twist on the summertime favorite by adding vanilla ice cream to his already delectable Strawberry Shortcake. For one day only, the Strawberry Shortcake, made with a fresh, homemade buttermilk biscuit, fresh strawberry compote and Chantilly cream, will be complimented by Reed’s homemade vanilla ice cream.

While the origins of National Strawberry Sundae Day are unknown, the sundae itself has a long history. Created in the 1890s, the ice cream sundae served as a tasty alternative to the ice cream soda after multiple states, including our very own Illinois, outlawed the drinking of soda on Sundays. So to not offend anyone by naming the dish after a day considered by some to be the Sabbath, the spelling was changed from “Sunday” to “Sundae.” Ice cream sodas may be yummy, but nothing hits the spot on a hot summer day like an ice cream sundae.

Whether you love strawberries or you’re an ice cream fanatic, Luella’s Southern Kitchen is the place for you on National Strawberry Sundae Day. Stop by Luella’s on July 7 and pick up a Strawberry Shortcake Sundae that will have your friends melting with jealousy. 

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