This Fort Worth Dessert Shop Has Perfected the Paleta
The jingle of the handlebar bell on a paletero’s pushcart is gentle. But the ring is loud enough to send kids rushing from their homes, parents in reluctant tow, begging for a flavored Mexican popsicle. Maybe it’s a sweet, pale pink strawberry treat with a tart finish. Maybe it’s the lickable air conditioning of a watermelon paleta. Maybe it’s cookies and cream, with two whole Oreos locked in the frozen treat on a stick. The soft-spoken gentlemen who push the carts—paleteros are usually male—often traverse a set daily path through a neighborhood most of the year in Texas. Some are fortunate enough to do so in the shade of an umbrella attached to their cart or seat. The luckiest paleteros have a regular spot next…View Original Post
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