July is national cream month and what a way to celebrate than by highlighting ice cream king Tom Carvel. Born in Athens on July 14, 1906, Athanasios Karvelas arrived in NYC with his parents in 1910. In 1929, he borrowed $15 from his future wife and began selling ice cream from a truck. In 1934 he had a flat tire and he parked his truck in a store lot and sold what was left, establishing the nation’s first retail ice cream store. Today Carvel has over 500 locations throughout the nation.