Yogorino opens at Drexel with free desserts

Cata Raisbeck at the Chestnut Square location of Yogorino.

Alas, Cata Raisbeck picked the coldest day of the season to open her Drexel University location of Yogorino, the Italian-rooted frozen dessertery. It's at Chestnut Square, on Chestnut Street near 32d Street - near the new Joe Coffee and Shake Shack.

But here's a heartwarming deal: She's giving away free desserts from 4 to 7 p.m. today (Tuesday, Nov. 12). On Thursday, it's buy one, get one free.

Raisbeck, a Colombian-born, Italian-and Vermont-educated entrepreneur, opened her first Yogorino shop in 2009 at 20th and Locust Streets.

Don't go searching for teeth-chattering sweetness. The single-flavor yogurt, made from organic ingredients and six strains of probiotic, contains no high fructose corn syrup. Toppings are available.

This location also has 12 flavors of gelato - similarly flavorful but not too sweet.

Hours are still shaking out, but figure on midday through at least the dinner hours.