This sundae was a beloved part of my childhood, and it seems I'm not the only one. I wrote about my experience revisiting Friendly's for the first time in decades for last week's Alive (you can read it here), and was pleasantly surprised by how much feedback I've gotten from other people who loved ordering the Cone Head as a kid.

I was happy to learn that, despite not being quite as delicious as I remembered it being, the Cone Head still brought me just as much joy as an adult as it did as a kid. I'm planning to revisit some other places I loved as a child (think Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel, Skyline Chili, etc.) to see how the food compares to my memories of it, and also to see just how far my own tastes have evolved over the years. Teaser: they don't all fare as well as the Cone Head.

Oh, and in case you're wondering, I didn't just have an ice cream sundae for lunch. Even though that would've been awesome. I went with my typical childhood order and got the All-American Burger and fries.


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