I love Rita's Ice. It came as quite a surprise when we stumbled upon the Rita's in Carrboro after our move: our favorite cold dessert place in one of our favorite towns! Of course, Rita's carries a lot of great memories for me, especially after all of the Tuesday night dollar movie and Rita's nights with Megan. There is just something great about that cold, gritty (in a good way), sweet frozen ice and the combination of the smooth frozen custard (clearly my preference is for the Gelati)
Rita's just really says "summer" for me. Check out their web site to see if there is one near you... you won't be sorry!