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July 15, 2012 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - People who sit on the beaches of Ventnor, Wildwood, and Atlantic City - where the ice cream man will put his box down and hand over a banana Fudge Bomb without your even moving, except to find the money - might be shocked to learn that in Brigantine, people lack this fundamental Jersey Shore right. And that, for the most part, they do not care. But that, possibly as early as next week, when the City Council is scheduled to vote on a seven-page ice cream ordinance 15 years in the making, they could at last be granted the right of beach ice-cream sales.
NEWS
August 13, 1999 | by Robert Strauss, For the Daily News
If they had stuck a thermometer into the asphalt in front of Duffer's that afternoon, the mercury would have probably burst through the cap. An old basketball buddy had touted Duffer's as the best ice cream palace at the Shore, bar none, and we were certainly not there to prove him wrong. Sure enough, Duffer's (Hildreth and Pacific avenues, Wildwood, 609-729-1817) didn't disappoint. Duffer's, with its adjacent miniature golf course and game arcade, goes for the old-timey feel - Tiffany-style lamps, white-shirted waiters, goofily named sundaes.
FOOD
August 17, 1986 | By Leslie Land, Special to The Inquirer
It would be nice, at least from the standpoint of girth-control, to be able to unreel some spiel about how we should return to the good old days when ice cream was a rare treat, a dish for special occasions and a special occasion in itself. Goodness knows there's enough nostalgic writing about families' gathering 'round the churn, getting to lick the dasher, etc., to provide plenty of support. Unfortunately, it just ain't true. Ice cream has not just been enjoyed, but enjoyed rather routinely, for 150 years.
NEWS
September 25, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
POPE FRANCIS may be one of the holiest men on the planet, but when he tastes the new flavor of ice cream that the dapper brothers over at the Franklin Fountain were asked to create for his meal at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary this weekend, he'll sure feel sinful. Brothers Ryan and Eric Berley, who have owned the ever-popular Old City ice-cream-and-soda shop on Market Street near Letitia for 11 years, concocted their new flavor, "caramelized banana," specifically to meet the sweet tastes of this sweet pope.
NEWS
July 14, 2012 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - People who sit on the beaches of Ventnor, Wildwood, and Atlantic City - where the ice cream man will put his box down and hand over a banana Fudge Bomb without your even moving, except to find the money - might be shocked to learn that in Brigantine, people lack this fundamental Jersey Shore right. And that, for the most part, they do not care. But that, possibly as early as next week, when the City Council is scheduled to vote on a seven-page ice cream ordinance 15 years in the making, they could at last be granted the right of beach ice-cream sales.
NEWS
July 25, 2014
I WAS a teenage soda jerk. Nowadays, I'm just . . . a vegan columnist. Obviously, I don't drink the cow-derived milkshakes I used to guzzle at the end of a shift. But I still love the creamy goodness of a tall chocolate shake, minus the original's sad backstory. Fortunately, as I've predicted in earlier columns, vegan ice creams are proliferating in Philly. I know, ice-cream cones are fun, but those of us who want to mainline ice-cream deliciousness know that the milkshake is the format that delivers.
NEWS
March 22, 1992 | By Lini S. Kadaba, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On a spring day in 1990, Rockwell "Rock" M. Groves was eliminated. To trim the budget, SPS Technologies Inc., cut his high-powered, $120,000- plus job as vice president of industrial relations. When he got the form letter, Groves, 58, read it eight times - even though he already knew what it said. He had written it. SPS, a maker of airplane parts in Newtown, had begun downsizing after a drop in business. Groves had led the way as architect of the layoffs. Then he became the target.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1988 | By Gerald Etter, Inquirer Food Writer
Once Upon a Porch was an ice-cream parlor at Head House Square. It served wonderful ice cream, and people stood in line with their youngsters just to get a taste. But, unfortunately, Once Upon a Porch didn't live happily ever after. In its place, a new ice-cream parlor evolved. Which was good. Because if you felt like getting in some cool, creamy licks, you could now venture down to Head House Square and get some at Any Thyme. Alas, the new place didn't live happily ever after either.
LIVING
January 27, 2006 | By David Iams FOR THE INQUIRER
If you're in the makeover mood and searching for ways to jazz up a family room, here's the scoop: Featured in Barry S. Slosberg Inc.'s gallery auction Sunday are nearly 100 lots of vintage ice-cream parlor memorabilia. They include stools, chairs, tables, a soda-fountain countertop, and a complete booth with two benches, plus signs for such brands as Dolly Madison, Hershey's and Abbotts; blenders, dispensers, and, of course, vintage scoops, a popular collectible. The memorabilia comes from three main consignors, says Slosberg associate Eric Cohen, "the bulk of it . . . from a guy who had set up a little ice-cream parlor in his basement.
FOOD
June 28, 1987 | By Marilynn Marter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Everybody loves ice cream. But this is about people who are passionate about ice cream. "Do you know what it is to have Bassett's French vanilla ice cream with jimmies on top and covered with real whipped cream?" a heart patient fantasized, struggling against the urge to cheat on his doctor's orders. "Believe me, if you have to have a last meal, you couldn't do better. " And for these passionate people, as the Dove Bar proved a couple of years ago, money is no object. Ice cream is a "feel-good" food, and while manufacturers are only too glad to put a price on feeling good, certainly no real ice-cream lover could.
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NEWS
May 23, 2016 | By Francesca Serritella, Columnist
I'm being gaslighted by my refrigerator. For months, I'd been suspicious of my freezer; specifically, that it's thawing and refreezing my food. A bag of frozen peas, once loose and flexible, is transmuted into a solid block of bumpy ice by the time I go to cook them. No matter how many times I've sneaked "just a spoonful" from a pint of ice cream - yes, living-alone rules - the ice cream's surface will be rendered smooth and flat, the evidence of my nibbling erased. "Maybe I didn't break my diet, after all," I'd say to myself the next night I opened the container.
BUSINESS
May 23, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
A pint of ice cream, lurking innocently in the freezer, is a dangerous thing. Chris Gheysens, 45, Wawa chief executive, knows it all too well. "My favorite Wawa ice cream is cookie dough. I've definitely been known to double dip, maybe triple dip. "But, if I want a Wawa treat, I'm a cheesecake smoothie guy," Gheysens said. "They are amazing and reduce stress with the first sip. " Stress reduction matters to someone like Gheysens, who leads a company that is growing by a store a week.
NEWS
May 22, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, STAFF WRITER
Somewhere this weekend, the lovelorn, the lonely, the lustful will stand alone before an open freezer with a single spoon, ready to plunge into the consolation only an entire container of something creamy with fudge ribbons and caramel swirls can bring. Ignoring the calories, the fat grams, the added sugars on the label is easy. Who can read that tiny type at such a time? Over-consumers are about to have a tougher time looking the other way. First Lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday the long-awaited overhaul of the familiar Nutrition Facts labels.
FOOD
February 12, 2016
Cheese or ice cream? Why not both? Can't decide between a cheese course and dessert for your Valentine's Day dinner? Here's a compromise. Weckerly's Ice Cream and Birchrun Hills Farm collaborated on limited-edition ice-cream sandwiches that are sweet, savory, and even a little funky. We liked the Fat Cat's Creamsicle: ice cream made with semi-soft Fat Cat cheese spread and blood orange balsamic marmalade, between two olive-oil shortbread cookies. - Samantha Melamed Fat Cat's Creamsicle ice cream sandwich, $4.99 each, available till Feb. 14 at Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, 215-665-9220.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: What the heck do you do when you and your partner have agreed to eat more healthfully, but then your partner regularly suggests impulse buys that undermine that decision? I don't want to be the person having a fit in the store because my partner's going down the ice cream aisle again, but if we've agreed in advance (many times) to not buy stuff that tempts us both, how do you deal with that frustration in the moment? Answer: "In the moment" is possibly the worst place to deal with frustration, offering the lowest chance you'll stay calm and say what you mean.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2016 | Terri Akman, For The Inquirer
Rob Sigafoos had to give a lecture in Norway for his work with Penn Vet's New Bolton Center, so he and his wife, Susan Hankin, tacked on some time and backpacked. Another lecture the next year took him to Denmark, so the couple went bicycling. And when she was teaching in Portland, Ore., they took a weekend hiking trip to Mount Rainier. "It's an opportunity to go to a place that we might not have thought about otherwise," said Hankin, 56, a University of Maryland Law School associate professor who lives in Kennett Square.
FOOD
October 9, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Berkey Creamery at Pennsylvania State University was at full throttle on a recent Friday morning. The Nittany Lions were playing Rutgers the next day - the second of five home football games in a row, something that hasn't happened in nearly a century. That means an extraordinarily high demand for "Peachy Paterno," "Alumni Swirl," and other frozen flavors distinctive to the oldest collegiate creamery in the United States, celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. On a usual day, the store serves 2,500 customers.
NEWS
October 2, 2015 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
Over the Top, an occasional series in the Philadelphia Daily News, features local dishes that are so ridiculously delicious, so awesomely sinful, so, well, over-the-top, that they're worth obsessing over.   Last weekend left many Philadelphians feeling quite virtuous. Time to fix all that, with a Salty Pimp ice-cream cone from South Street's Big Gay Ice Cream . Ever since the NYC-based biz opened its Philly store in late April, fans have been streaming in for cake cones drizzled with own-make dulce de leche, filled with 4.8 ounces of organic-cream vanilla soft serve that's injected with more dulce, sprinkled with sea salt, and dipped into an all-natural chocolate shell whose recipe includes a dash of deliciously burnt-tasting cayenne.
FOOD
October 2, 2015 | Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Coconut hydration fix If you're hooked on coconut water but don't want to lug bottles of it around with you, check out the dried organic coconut water powder from Aloha. Mix it with ice water, or use it as a sugar substitute. Aloha Coconut, $14.90 for a 6-ounce package at  Aloha.com  (for 14 servings.)   Heck of a hunk of halva As a sous chef at Greek-Cypriot restaurant Kanella, Dominic Santora fell in love with Middle Eastern desserts. "I love the textures and the use of nuts and cinnamon," he said.
NEWS
September 25, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
POPE FRANCIS may be one of the holiest men on the planet, but when he tastes the new flavor of ice cream that the dapper brothers over at the Franklin Fountain were asked to create for his meal at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary this weekend, he'll sure feel sinful. Brothers Ryan and Eric Berley, who have owned the ever-popular Old City ice-cream-and-soda shop on Market Street near Letitia for 11 years, concocted their new flavor, "caramelized banana," specifically to meet the sweet tastes of this sweet pope.
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