black dog gelato

Doser: Black Dog Gelato

Founder: Jessica Oloroso

Sensational scoop: Oloroso churned out flavors for some of Chicago’s best restaurants (namely Stephanie Izard’s Scylla) before opening up her little Ukie Village shop.

Why we love her: Oloroso’s inventive flavors are a study in balance. Quality ingredients and attention to seasonality add to Black Dog’s allure.

Products: Flavors both daring (sweet corn; sesame fig chocolate chip) and pure (pistachio, vanilla bean), whiskey gelato bars, and housemade sodas (grapefruit peppercorn, fizzy Tang).

Dose appearances: July 10 and counting.