My best friend and I tried four different flavors at Cones the other night. Everything tasted the same, just like sugar. What a waste of time and money! I had heard that the owners of Cones, the DAloisio brothers, brought the technique of ""made-from-scratch"" ice cream and sorbets from their native Buenos Aires. I had also heard that they trained with a master gelato maker in Buenos Aires for four months, before bringing their product to New York. I've been to Argentina on many occasions and they certainly know their ice cream and gelato down there. In Argentina, where the population is largely Italian, the taste for ice cream is similar to that from Italy. Therefore, people in Buenos Aires take their ice cream very seriously. Argentinean ice cream is some of the best in the world! These Argentinos need to return home for more lessons on how to make this product properly. I probably will never return to Cones, unless I'm just passing by and decide to try a FREE SAMPLE of their ""zabaglione / sambayon"" flavor. I've heard it's good. But, then again, I heard Cones has great ice cream. I guess those people Only Want the Taste of Sugar!
Pros: Better than having a liquor store in the same location!
Cons: Rushed, impersonal service, expensive