A customer enjoys the cool of Toscanini's  in a sweltering Central Square on Wednesday. The ice cream shop has won "Best of Boston." (Photo: Marc Levy)

A customer enjoys the cool of Toscanini's in a sweltering Central Square on Wednesday. The ice cream shop has won "Best of Boston." (Photo: Marc Levy)

Toscanini’s employees were just told the venerable Central Square ice cream shop has won Best of Boston from Boston magazine — but Mimi Rancatore, sister of venerable but vacationing Central Square ice cream shop owner Gus Rancatore, noted the news isn’t yet on the magazine’s Web site.

The magazine will release the information in a trickle to increase hits at bostonmagazine.com. “Return to the site daily to see our top picks in each category,” the editors suggest, in a likely miscalculation of how readers use such information or an overestimation of the monthly’s impact on the city.

There aren’t even copies of Boston magazine to be had in the heart of Central Square; it’s not stocked at the convenience stores or other businesses near the T (or anywhere near Toscanini’s).

If the news is confirmed, you heard it here first. If the news was false, this post will be deleted like that copy of Orwell’s “1984” you thought you owned on your Kindle, and I will deny all knowledge.

Anyway, it’s hard to be too impressed about “Best of Boston” when Toscanini’s has already been anointed “The best ice cream in the world” by The New York Times.