Hot For Ice Cream...Who Thinks they know where to get it!
Posted 31 August 2001 - 01:43 PM
Posted 01 September 2001 - 06:00 PM
Posted 02 September 2001 - 12:05 AM
R&J's serves mostly Dreyer's (Edy's to you easterners), which is boring; Starbucks, which I love; and Leppert's Hawaiian ice cream, which I haven't tried yet but my friends who've spent time in Hawaii tell me the stuff reminds them of the islands.
As far as I know, the Ben & Jerry's up the street hasn't sued yet.
Frankly, though, I've only rarely had ice cream at a restaurant or shop that was better than the premium pints.
Posted 03 September 2001 - 11:41 AM
One is FarFar's, on Front Street in Issaquah. It's called FarFar's Danish Ice Cream. They've got several unusual Asian ice cream flavors, including durian (the fruit that stinks, but tastes great). Their stuff ranks high for unusual, for sure.
I also like the Cone Company and Gnashery in Gilman Village, if anything because they've got great outdoor seating. The ice cream ain't bad either.
The bonus: both are small and locally owned and operated (nudge, nudge).
For all you non NWestern folks wondering about this Issaquah place... it's pronounced Iss-ah-qwa and it's a suburb about 20 minutes (or 1 hour in I-90 traffic) east of Seattle.
Papa Chef, tell us more about the special sugar! (without giving away all your secrets, of course!)
Posted 03 September 2001 - 02:43 PM
As for the sugar, I cannot disclose any more info about it or I would have to terminate you! I would not want to eliminate a pal.
Posted 04 September 2001 - 10:28 AM
Posted 04 September 2001 - 04:52 PM
Oddly, I think I have a decent sense of smell and yet have never found the odor of durian to be offputting at all.
Posted 05 September 2001 - 09:44 AM
And, really, you don't think durian has a very strong, odd scent? I remember being sort of shocked by the scent (I wasn't expecting it). But thinking back, my opinion of durian may be horrible skewed simply because my first whiff was during my first trimester of pregnancy (the memory lingers to this day). Not a good time to be smelling anything new -- or anything strong. I still can't think about or smell bratwurst without getting sick. Ack!
Posted 05 September 2001 - 12:26 PM