In Evanston, Illinois in 1875, a law was passed forbidding the sale of ice cream sodas on Sunday. To get around the law, on Sundays soda clerks began serving ice cream with flavored syrup, but no soda water. The item became popular, and on weekdays customers asked for "Sundays." City officials objected to naming the dish after "church day" so the spelling was changed - and it has been SUNDAE ever since. Of course, chocolate Sundaes are the best!