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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
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
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
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.
NEWS
June 16, 2006 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Yardley mother had been sitting on the steps of her favorite ice-cream parlor, eating her cone and plotting. "I plan to be there at least once a week before it closes," she said later. "I'm just buying things and putting them in the freezer and hoping" that all that accumulated ice cream lasts and lasts and lasts. When the Goodnoe Farm Dairy Bar closes forever - at 10 p.m. on Labor Day - Patti Smialkowski hopes she will have enough ice cream banked in her freezer so that the parlor will not be a memory.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2014
The deal: The South Philly corner spot's been there since 1947 and still feels like a best-kept neighborhood secret. When owner, pastry chef and neighborhood kid John Conlosi bought the biz in 2010, he kept the recipes - and resurrected a summertime tradition: the plain doughnut, sliced in half and filled to order with vanilla or chocolate Jack & Jill ice cream, and dusted with powdered sugar. Conlosi said that he remembered the treat "as a child, growing up right across the street, at 9th and Jackson.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2014
THE BENT SPOON The deal: Co-owners Gabrielle Carbone and Matthew Errico, of Lambertville, N.J., opened this artisan, small-batch ice-cream shop in Princeton, N.J., 10 years ago this month. Flava fave: The tiny confectionery has developed a devout following with unusual flavors, made fresh daily, and inspired by locally grown, seasonal ingredients. The shop has a repertoire of more than 525 flavors (ask for a free taste), including lavender mascarpone, organic corn with Old Bay seasoning, olive oil, basil, vanilla salt caramel, cream cheese, blue kumquat, lemon mint, chocolate orange, honeydew, cardamom ginger, tomato-peach and Sicilian blood orange.
NEWS
March 28, 2014
PETER ANGEVINE, 30, of Kensington, is co-owner, with Martin Brown, 31, of South Philly, and Jeffrey Ziga, 32, of Northern Liberties, of Little Baby's Ice Cream. The company makes its ice cream at a production kitchen/shop in Kensington. Its Earl Grey Sriracha flavor was included in the book, Scoop Adventures: The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States , as best in Pennsylvania. I spoke to Angevine. Q: How did you come up with the idea for the biz? A: It really started as a new platform for some musicians to be creative and collaborate with others.
NEWS
December 6, 2013
Company description: "Four all-natural, certified organic, low-calorie, gluten-free, kosher hot chocolate affogatos. " Translation: An affogato is an Italian concoction - typically hot espresso (or sometimes a liqueur) poured over frozen gelato, creating a delicious contrast. The Lite Choice's tweaked version is hot chocolate poured over soft-serve or hard ice cream (touted flavors are vanilla, double chocolate, pumpkin or chocolate espresso, although they'll give you whatever flavor you want)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
IS THERE ANYTHING Will Ferrell won't do to promote his upcoming sequel to "Anchorman"? He and his franchise are pitching Dodge Durangos in a series of goofy commercials, Jockey underwear and a new flavor of Ben & Jerry's ice cream ("Scotchy Scotch Scotch"). On Saturday, Ferrell, as Ron Burgundy, went on the air at KXMB-TV Bismarck, N.D., to read the news. The actual news. Dressed in his signature three-piece suit and a striped tie, Ferrell punctuated the news with exaggerated eye blinks and engaged in witty banter with weekend anchor Amber Schatz and the rest of the Bismarck news team.
FOOD
October 11, 2013 | By Elisa Ludwig, For The Inquirer
Usually vegetables and desserts are opposed in an either/or kind of way - as in eat the former or you won't get the latter. These days, however, pastry chefs are digging deep for inspiration and whipping up dishes that are definitively both. Take Peter Scarola at R2L, who has manipulated fennel, endive, parsnip, and squash to do his sweet bidding. "Vegetables can make dessert a bit lighter but also more adventuresome," he says. "Used in the right way, they can also be a nice alternative to what we think of as classic recipes and create a surprise element.
SPORTS
August 22, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
I SCREAM, you scream, Kyle Flood screams for ice cream. The Rutgers football coach recently ended practice by yelling for his players to line up and face him. "If we're going to do that drill, we're going to do it right," he bellowed through a megaphone. "Or . . . we're going to get ICE CREAM!!" With that, a Good Humor truck pulled alongside the field and the players showed just how fast they can sprint. In seconds, a large throng had surrounded the vehicle, shouting out orders.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2013
The deal: Open since November, Brown Chicken Brown Cow in Pennsport serves the rich, dense, extra-creamy but not too sweet product of "Uncle Dave," the ice-cream maker at Yardley's Shady Brook Farm. The young, hip guys behind the counter say the most popular flavors are tiramisu, graham cracker, strawberry, Reese's cup and cappuccino chip. Details: 1321 S. 2nd St., open 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 215-992-9140, phillybcbc.com . Say it aloud: The shop's name sounds like a randy guitar riff - bow-chica bow-wow.
BUSINESS
July 20, 2013 | By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Don't scream for ice cream. Just pick up your smartphone. Uber, the San Francisco start-up known for letting people order private drivers in sleek black cars using a smartphone app, is offering an ice cream-on-demand service - for one day only - in more than three dozen cities around the world, including Philadelphia, New York, London, Singapore, and Rome. Friday's stunt, an expansion of last year's ice cream promotion, comes in the midst of a sticky heat wave. Last year, people in seven U.S. and Canadian cities could use the Uber app to summon an ice cream truck hired by Uber to their location, provided they purchased a minimum number of treats.
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