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100 Favorite Dishes: Jackson's milk chocolate gelato

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As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2010, coming this spring, Hot Dish is serving up a hundred of our favorite local dishes. Send your own nominations to hotdish @citypages.com.

No. 70: Jackson's gelato

Oh for the days when getting your favorite melty summer treats from Point A to Point B involves embarrassing sucking noises, compromising tongue positions, licking styrofoam, and the inevitable "chocolate mouth" in order to preserve every delicious bite. While such physical comedy can not be easily replicated during a Minnesota winter (save artful employment of magnifying glasses and/or aluminum foil) Jackson's Coffee & Gelato deftly manages to make up for in taste whatever it may lose in heat-induced humor during our cold winter months. And your best bet? Jackson's milk chocolate gelato. It's peanut butter-thick, crazy chocolate-y rich, and has the nuance of a good glass of wine. It's milk chocolate perfect for dark chocolate lovers. Don't let subzero temps (or any temp) keep you from getting in on some hot gelato action.

Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:

No. 100: Volcano Salad at Tiger Sushi No. 99: Eclair at Butter No. 98: Moussaka at Gardens of Salonica No. 97: "Flappers" at Colossal Cafe No. 96: Bento Box at Obento-Ya No. 95: Sausage, salami, onion, and green olive pizza at Black Sheep No. 94: Crab Cake at the Kitchen No. 93: Passion fruit cake at Pardon My French No. 92: Kafé 421 Signature Dips No. 91: Lutefisk at Landmarc Grill No. 90: May Day Cafe Croissant No. 89: Dowjic at Babani's No. 88: Osso Bucco at the Modern Cafe No. 87: Chef Shack Hot Dog No. 86: Adult Mac & Cheese at Good Day Cafe No. 85: Ropa Vieja at Victor's No. 84: French Toast of the Dead at Chino Latino No. 83: Uni at Origami No. 82: Bagel at Common Roots No. 81: Jasmine Deli's bánh mì No. 80: Pho 79's bò cuốn lá nho No. 79: Sweets Bakeshop's Kettlecorn Cupcake No. 78: D'Amico Kitchen's Chicory Salad No. 77: Be'wiched Deli pastrami sandwich No. 76: La Grassa's lima bean appetizer No. 75: Bulldog NE Tater Tots No. 74: Pop's Swedish Meatballs No. 73: Hot Plate's Caramel Apple French Toast No. 72: Grand Cafe's Ham and Cheese No. 71: Galactic Pizza's Thailander