If you've been following this blog for the past three months (!), you may have begun to notice a pattern of returning to the same places on a regular basis (much like the monarch butterfly that gives this wonderful paleteria it's name). I suppose that to some extent i am a creature of habit, but then again, i think there is always something new and interesting to discover even in familiar places. So today i was back on the familiar turf of Clark Street where i stopped to admire the sign that beckons the unwary pedestrian into the diet-busting paradise known as Paleteria La Monarca. I would have liked to take a picture of the inside of this great little ice cream shop, but i didn't trust myself to make it back outside without a big coneful of something cold, caloric, and chocolatey.