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Nov 13, 2013 03:28 PM

Capogiro Rated #1 for Ice Cream in the World. Really?? Capogiro???

I guess they didn't go to the one on Passyunk Avenue...

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  1. Well, it's a click-bait top 10 list on National Geographic, not exactly the Beard awards, y'know? It doesn't look like it's in any particular order at least, why it could be that Capogiro is no better than #10 in the world!

    1. On these "Best of" lists there are always the questions of who, how, based on what and "In the world"?. Positive press for Philadelphia in any circumstance, love it. I say, as Philadelphians, lets not be too aggressive in our questioning of the honor. Accentuate the positive! In the vernacular: its all good!

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      1. re: Bacchus101

        While as I noted above and other have below, we should appreciate the recognition for Capogiro's and Philadelphia, agree or not. However there is one small annoyance. The in-article flag which seeks a sign in and or membership to continue viewing. One thing to insert this suggestion and allow it to be removed/by passsed and another to make it a requirement to proceed. I don't like the approach by NatGeo or by Yahoo for allowing it. Pushing toward sleazy IMO.

        1. re: Bacchus101

          I guess I see Nat Geo as really another travel magazine. They are listing ten good ice cream shops (leave off the superlatives if you dont want a fight.)

          Everyone is using gimmicks these days to drive traffic... just like newspapers trying to encourage you to pay so you can breach the pay wall.

      2. What? I'm not saying Capogiro isn't really great, but Princeton's The Bent Spoon doesn't even get a mention?
        So much for ratings...

        1. Frankly you shouldn't mix gelato and ice cream in the same list ..........

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          1. re: cwdonald

            There are several styles of ice cream, of which gelato is one.

            By your reasoning, it seems to me, one shouldn't compare across any styles - custard based French styles, the American takes on them, Philadelphia style, Italian style, Argentine-Italian style, Mexican style, Indian style, and on and on. That's fine with me, I agree even, but it doesn't make for a good internet "best..." list. The writer would have had to write something substantive and thoughtful just to explain the rules and Nat Geo Traveller doesn't do substantive and thoughtful, it does stupid lists.

            1. re: caganer

              Hey someone from (presumably) out of town is mentioning Philly in a positive's a good thing.

              That being said, I can't wait for Nat Geo to tell me what kind of car to buy!

              1. re: bluehensfan

                It agree, it's a good thing - compliments are nice and the exposure is good for business all around.
                I think Capogiro compares well with other "artisanal" ice creams I've tasted in the US and Europe. It's not my favorite of all time, maybe not even top 5, but I can't walk to any of those places right now so I'm happy with Capogiro.

                1. re: caganer

                  Enjoyable gelato but to me certainly NOT oh my god, this is fantastic!

                  1. re: kennycandy

                    Agree, like the gelato, love the compliment!

                  2. re: caganer

                    I agree with you bluehensfan and caganer; imho its not the best in the world, having been to italy and lots of gelato there but its still good for Philly and as close as I will get to Italy until my next trip there!

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