During the week we were in Ottawa, it almost made me feel like I was in Hong Kong during late August-early September where the heat was oppressive and searching for a place to cool off during the afternoon is key. (more…)
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While I heading to Boston, I didn’t have a lot of hope for an ice cream weather since it was dreary when I left New York and by the time I’ve arrived there, it had this terrible mix of snow and sleet. As usual, Mother Nature has her mysterious ways and gave us a decent day and a half of sunny weather that it felt mild enough to have ice cream – and it seemed like the town felt the same way. We ended up at Honeycomb Creamery, a relatively new, artisan ice cream shop not too far from where..
During our vacation to Barcelona, we stopped by Vioko since we’ve read the shop has some seriously good gelati (plural for gelato or an Italian version of ice cream) that has more than the basic flavors. Since we were near the beaches of Barcelona and it was a very warm, mid-October afternoon (the high temperature then was near 80°F) this was a great idea. Vioko is owned and run by pastry chef Lucila Baiardi (photographed above), an Argentine expat who studied the fine art of pastry around various kitchens in Europe and eventually settled in Barcelona to open this sleek,..
Ample Hills Creamery: Exterior; At the counter; Stacks of ice cream cones and organic toppings Last weekend, my friend and I headed to Ample Hills Creamery in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn before we we had dinner at Kiwiana since we had time to kill before our meal after making our trek from Manhattan. Ample Hills Creamery looks and feels like an old fashioned ice cream parlor. You’d see toddlers and tweens happily jumping around while waiting with their parents on line for ice cream for ten minutes. I remember seeing a few kids even peddling furiously on the window front’s stationary..
Exterior & interior shots of Humphry Slocombe and one of the proprietors Jake Godby I finally made it to the ice cream Holy Grail…Humphry Slocombe. Probably not everyone would understand the eccentricity behind the work of co-owners Jake Godby and Sean Vahey from the humoruous tongue-in-cheek names to the unusual flavor combinations for ice cream and sorbet. You can almost say they are the West Coast brothers of Big Gay Ice Cream except the latter does soft-serve ice cream. When you enter this ice cream parlor, it looks like a classic, retro ice cream shop – black-and-white tile floor, chrome-and-red-leather..