According to legend, notorious Chicago gangster Al Capone, who had a lakefront cottage in nearby Glencoe, was a frequent and very satisfied customer of Homer's Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor, which opened in 1935 at 1237 Green Bay Road in Wilmette. Well, Homer's has been doing business at its original location for more than 80 years so Big Al must have been happy with founder Gus Poulos' home-made ice cream. Today, Gus' sons, Steve and Dean, carry on a business that attracts customers from all over the Chicago area and has won awards such as "best ice cream in Chicago" from Chicago magazine, North Shore magazine and Pioneer Press, "best ice cream in the nation" by the American Tasting Institute and "top 10 ice cream in the country" by Bon Appetit magazine. Since 1935, Homer's has produced thousands of hot fudge sundaes, cream caramel sundaes and pineapple sundaes. There are 40 gourmet ice cream flavors to choose from, including coco-almond chip, chocolate chip, apple cinnamon, pistachio, strawberry, coconut, Oreo cookie, butter pecan, chocolate chip, caramel, egg nog, maple walnut, peach, pumpkin pie, Heath Bar crunch, French vanilla, chocolate and chocolate chip cookie dough. Or choose one of 12 sorbets, including key lime, strawberry, black raspberry, passion fruit and lemon. Or one of four fruit sherbets--orange, rainbow, lemon and raspberry. Or one of four frozen yogurts--chocolate, raspberry, strawberry and French vanilla. And if you can't make the long trip to Chicago's North Shore, you can order online. How about nine pints of ice cream for $99.50, shipped in two days by Federal Express with enough dry ice to ensure quality and freshness? Al Capone would have liked that, too.