Since July is National Ice Cream Month, I'm going to attempt to post about the many fine creameries I've tried across the state since last summer.
In November, I deadheaded north from Pasadena to get to SLO in time to check in at Cal Poly's Hothouse for a conference call, as mentioned here,
https://www.chowhound.com/post/whaleb... So happy I had to drive around the block to find parking because I spotted the newest location of McConnell's, as just an hour earlier I'd rued not having enough time to take my usual McConnell's ice cream break at its Santa Barbara HQ.
This northernmost location of McConnell’s ice cream opened in December 2018. I saved room after a light dinner at Giuseppe's for dessert here. Eureka lemon & Marionberry on top, the classic Turkish coffee below. This micro dose of caffeine was just enough to get me back to Salinas two hours later.
The other cool thing is that when I told the scooper that I was from San Francisco, he said that the company was looking at expansion to the Bay Area. While the world has changed considerably in recent months, I hope that this is still under consideration.
McConnell's Fine Ice Creams
868 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
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