As many Philadelphians know, the highlight of the first day of spring is free regular sized Italian Ice from Rita’s Water Ice. This year marks Rita’s 20th year handing out free Italian Ice to every patron.
I remember waiting in line with my mother as a child excited to get my favorite flavor after school. Now I get to take my son. He loves water ice; prefers it over ice cream. When it’s time to leave the playground, water ice is the only thing that will bribe him off the sliding board. So after our day of fun in the sun tomorrow, you better believe we will be in line with the masses.
Free water ice begins tomorrow (Tuesday, March 20, 2012) from 12PM – 9PM. Click here to find the Rita’s near you.
Cheers everyone and Happy Spring!