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ice cream

by Terrance McArthur

In summer, thoughts turn to ice cream, and the Great Food Search has industriously worked its way through ice cream shop after ice cream shop, just to let you know what’s out there. Here are some of the usual suspects…and a few of the unusual ones.


Ampersand, Where Great Ice Cream & Community Meet!

IN THE August 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andFood Fun

by Kathy Eide Casas

If you’re looking for the scoop on where to enjoy the best handmade homemade ice cream California has to offer, you’ll find it at Fresno’s own Ampersand. Located in the heart of the historic Fresno High neighborhood, local owners Jeff and Amelia Bennett have followed their vision of creating a unique place where great ice cream and community meet.


by Alicia Lieu

I wanted to catch up with a former co-worker of mine, Guiseppe Maione, the founder of Alchemy Creamery which produces vegan, gluten free and kosher ice cream in New York City. This is a very busy season for him, especially with the hot and humid weather that New York has been experiencing recently.


The Scoop on Santa Cruz Ice Cream


FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andChristina Morgan Cree,
andFood Fun,

by Christina Morgan Cree

When I first moved to Santa Cruz, Marianne’s on Ocean was the place to go for locals and the obligatory stop on the way home from a long day in the sand and sun for tourists. That was 30 years ago, and it’s still a hot spot with a line out the door day and night. Joining that wonderful institution is a new breed of ice cream shop.


by Diana Bulls

One of my fondest childhood memories of summer is homemade ice cream. For no particular reason, other than it was hot, Mom would mix up a batch of ice cream and Daddy would get the old White Mountain, hand-cranked freezer out of the tank house. The filled freezer container would go in the wooden bucket, and Daddy would layer in the ice and salt, and finally the cranking mechanism.


by Terrance Mc Arthur

Face it, we live where you can not only fry an egg on the sidewalk in the summer, your Teflon spatula will probably melt while you’re at it! What you need to survive the heat is something cool, frosty, and yummy…..AHA! I have a few suggestions for this Food Quest.

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by Alicia Lieu

A viral video known as the Harlem Shake and a new diner opening up in Harlem by the very same name is a coincidence? Not according to the owner, Jelena Pasic, as quoted in the New York Times. She had the name picked out for her new burger joint before the Harlem Shake video went viral. But the timing could not have been better as she rolled out publicity for this super hip, retro diner on the corner of 124th and Lenox. Harlem Shake first caught my eye in a Tasting Table newsletter, but then snagged my attention in a subsequent Pure Wow newsletter. They had me at Red Velvet Shake.

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Scoops of Sweetness in the Tower

IN THE November 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andStrolling The Town,
andTom Sims

by Tom Sims

I like ice cream. It is a vice I retain. I am not sure I’ll ever get over it entirely. I try to moderate my enthusiasm and consumption, but it is not entirely suppressed. I like it creamy, flavorful, sweet, and cold. A little will do. It has to do.


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