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Water Ice


Your Prayers Have Been Answered: Free Water Ice For The Fourth

Chris D’Emilio is going to save your life this Fourth of July. After the grand opening of D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats, he’s touring Philly with his […]

City Life

Water Ice Is Just Sugar Ice, People

Now, I’m not from here. (I know. Four words like four nails in the coffin of my credibility.) So when I moved to Philly in […]

Be Well Philly

Philadelphia Runner Wants to Buy You Rita’s Tomorrow for National Running Day

Tomorrow is National Running Day, folks. We already told you about the free beer/shoe donation shindig with Run215 and the November Project, but if you’re looking for something […]


Italiano’s To Return

The Passyunk Post is reporting that South Philadelphia water ice institution, Italiano’s is going to return after a year hiatus. The house that sells water […]


Rita’s Ices Available in Center City Parks

Rita’s Italian Ices are now available at Sister Cities Park (18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway) and John F. Collins Park (1707 Chestnut Street). Cool […]


Rita’s Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Giveaways, Politicians

Let’s get this out of the way first: It’s wooder ice. No matter what Rita’s brands it — Italian ice, with an “Ice, Custard, Happiness” […]


The First Day of Spring Means Rita’s and Lines

It’s the first day of Spring and that means free water ice at Rita’s Ices around the city and beyond.


Rita’s Water Ice Opens In China

If you happen to be vacationing in Shenzhen, China anytime soon, you’ll be able to enjoy a taste of home. The Trevose-based water ice chain […]


UPDATE: Water Works Is Offering Special $7 Brunch for Its 7th Anniversary

UPDATE: The brunch is now completely sold out. The Water Works Restaurant is celebrating its seventh anniversary this Sunday, July 21st by offering its Sunday brunch […]


Italiano’s Water Ice Is Closed

Italiano’s Water Ice has been a South Philadelphia institution for 37 years but this year the house-front water ice business hasn’t opened. Owner Nancy Italiano […]


Noir Utilizes Two East Passyunk Neighbors To Create Italian Ice Cocktails

Noir in South Philadelphia is celebrating the unofficial start of summer by debuting their new lemon, chocolate, and cherry Italian ice cocktails. The frozen drinks are […]

City Life

Is A Florida Business Making Fake Rita’s Water Ice?

Yes, it’s not hard to find Philly expatriates in sunny places, each of them with a thirst for an old favorite: Rita’s Water Ice. It’s […]

City Life

Rita’s Water Ice Opens California Locations

Via the Philadelphia Business Journal, Rita’s Water Ice—that mainstay of Philadelphia summer culture—has opened two new California locations, in Santa Clarita and Redondo Beach. Redondo […]


It’s the First Day of Spring and that Means Free Rita’s

It’s the first day of spring and if that weren’t enough reason to celebrate, it also means free water ice at Rita’s. The tradition of […]


Free Water Ice!

 The scene at our last Best of Philly free public tasting: Picking the best pork sandwich Yeah, you read that right. Today is the last […]