Monday, January 12, 2009

Ice Cream from Humphry Slocombe

Humphry SlocombeThis unseasonably warm Sunday was the perfect day to check out Humphry Slocombe, the new ice cream store at 24th Street & Harrison. There was a line out the door, & apparently it's been like this since it opened just before the New Year. They have done no publicity, but bloggers & foodies quickly spread the word via the Web.

The big attraction here are the special flavors. Once I saw the Guinness gingerbread, my mind was made up. It did indeed have those 2 great tastes, just enough so that you could recognize them, but not so much that it tasted weird. The best-named flavor has got to be secret breakfast -- that would be corn flakes & bourbon! It was not possible for me to pass that one up either. I'm looking forward to trying the foie gras ice cream next time.

Despite the pressure of the long line, the staff was super-friendly, efficient & genuinely thankful for each customer. It was $3.25 for the 2 scoops served in a paper cup. They also have sundaes.

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