"My mom grew up in the backroom of a little ice cream and chocolate store during the Great Depression. I'd hear stories about it as a kid. As a family, we'd always get together and make ice cream, coming up with all these crazy flavors. So with all that, opening my own ice cream store was always a dream of mine.
My parents were these incredibly warm, loving, giving and caring people. They were always looking out for others. My dad was a short Sicilian guy, and Little Man was his nickname. This all just seemed like such a great tribute to them."
What I Love Most About Denver
"It’s a city with benefits. Denver is this amazing developing metropolitan city and it also has access to all this amazing recreational stuff in the mountains. You can camp, ski, hike - there are lakes and everything. It’s a bit of an oasis."
My Denver Musts
"I get beat up for saying this, but go to Casa Bonita. The concept is right. It's an old JCPenney store that was turned into a restaurant and it's packed around the clock. If you get your place featured on South Park, you're doing something right."
My Little Man Order
"I love our Oatmeal Cookie ice cream. We make the cookies in our house around the corner, and then add in all kinds of other flavors for that profile."