We're not in the clear from winter just yet, but the past weekend's warm weather, and good forecasts for the week ahead, suggest we're not too far away. That's why I preemptively celebrated with my own personal rite of spring: The Lemon Ice King of Corona.
One of the city's best Italian ice shops, the Lemon Ice King has been a neighborhood staple for 60 years. Their not-too-tart, not-too-sweet lemon has no equal, and their creamier flavors, like peanut butter, are surprisingly rich and full-flavored. Pictured above is tangerine, as bright and tangy as the fruit itself. It's just what you want for this not-quite-winter, not-quite-spring transition period. Bring on the sun.