While most Cincinnatians (and Oprah) swear by Graeter's, I prefer Aglamesis Bros. If you are ever in Cincinnati, or if you have $90 to drop on a UPS shipment of ice cream, you cannot really go wrong with either one. The Black Raspberry Chip from Graeter's is amazing, as is their seasonably available peach, and the Double Dutch Chocolate (Darryl's comment notwithstanding) from Aglamesis is sublime, especially with blended raspberry whipped cream and crushed pecans.
Graeter's (we have 'em up in Columbus, too) is consistently superb in a non-adventurous way. That's not a criticism. When I want a deliciously creamy scoop of ice cream with big chocolate chunks in it, and I do pretty much six days per week, then Graeter's is the perfect solution. Occasionally I like to branch out in more esoteric directions, and then local favorite Jeni's Ice Cream is the place to be for flavors like Kona Stout and Sweet Corn and Black Raspberries.
Edited by Andy Whitman, 27 July 2010 - 02:54 PM.