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The Penny Ice Creamery Pleasure Point | Santa Cruz

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

In the handful of years since The Penny Ice Creamery opened in Santa Cruz, a few times I've failed to drop in when passing through town because of inability to park downtown. This summer part of my...

Scoop of Sonoma | Forestville - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

A couple Saturdays ago I finally had a chance to check out Scoop of Sonoma in Forestville. It opened last fall. The ice creams here blew me away, I'd been missing out on something very special. The...

Family food spots

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by jenlamb45 2 years ago

Visiting San Francisco staying in Noe Valley - near Castro. Would you recommend places for breakfast & dinner for family? Or other neighborhoods? Kids love bakery & ice cream too. Thanks.

Paleteria La Real Michoacana #2 in Grover Beach

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

On my drive north last week, I made a detour through Grover Beach (SLOCo) to check out the Mexican ice cream shop, Paleteria La Real Michoacana #2. Good thing, as this branch of the original in Sa...

House of Chimney Cakes | Anaheim

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Last week I had a chance to stop in Anaheim to check out the new House of Chimney Cakes. The draw here are the baked-to-order Hungarian-style cones dusted with various flavored sugar crystals. Whil...

Vinny's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard | Palm Springs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Vinny's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard opened in May.

Gelato Dolce | Laguna Beach

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Before Halloween I had a chance to try Gelato Dolce when it was offering special spooky flavors named after Things that Go Bump in the Night. Huge selection in this former 31 Flavors and it was bus...

Chimney Cone at Garden Creamery in the Mission, SF

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by hhc 3 years ago

Tried out the new ice cream shop in the Mission because of the Chimney Cone everyone on Instagram is getting. For now they only make them Saturdays from 2-4pm!! I hope in the future it's everyday!...

Salt and Straw | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Salt and Straw from Portland made a big entrance to San Francisco, kicking off with a couple of pop-ups, and then the opening of the Fillmore shop in April. I visited the scoop shop last week after...

La Casa de la Garrafa Helado Artesanal | Zona Centro - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

After the breakfast letdowns at Cafe Marcelo https://www.chowhound.com/post/casa-marcelo-zona-centro-ensenada-1060519 and Doña Tita https://www.chowhound.com/post/birrieria-dona-tita-obrera-ensenad...

Legends Books, Antiques & Old Fashioned Soda Fountain | Sonora

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

As the afternoon heated up, I ducked into Legends Books, Antiques & Old Fashioned Soda Fountain in Sonora's historic downtown to cool off.

JoMa's Artisan Ice Cream | Murphys - Gold Country

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

JoMa's writes excellent copy for the names of its creative ice cream flavors, e.g., Salty River of Gold or Crunch Time. The 60% butterfat base is from Crystal Creamery and about 20 flavors of ice c...

Knights Ferry Creamery (and Espresso Bar) in Stanislaus County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Last month I took a slight detour off the highway to take a look at the Knights Ferry Historic District and find some caffeine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Ferry,_California

New McConnell's on State Street (Santa Barbara)

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by manku 6 years ago

A few months ago, I wrote about my disappointing visit to McConnell's in SB... This weekend, I was up in SB again and a new, swanky McConnell's has opened up on State Street (across from Mall).....

JoJo's Creamery Opening in Encinitas

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by craigleach21 3 years ago

Really excited about JoJo's creamery opening sometime the week of March 6 in the Encinitas Lumberyard. Their slogan: ice cream + cookies because each scoop comes with a to-die-for cookie. My wife i...

Kansha Creamery: Organic ice cream & good works in Torrance

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Next door to the original Shin-Sen-Gumi Yakitori in the same Gardena strip mall is Kansha Creamery. It offers handcranked Japanese-style shave ice flavored with a featured syrup homemade of local i...

Niles Ice Cream Sweets & Eats | Fremont

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Winding my way through Fremont's Niles District last week to avoid freeway congestion, I spotted an ice cream parlor and decided to wait out traffic here instead. I ordered the Black & Tan sundae, ...

Sweet Scoops | Sonoma Plaza

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

The controversial Grandma Linda's Ice Cream Shop has given way to Sweet Scoops Homemade Ice Cream on Sonoma Plaza. http://www.chowhound.com/post/grandma-lindas-ice-cream-shop-sonoma-plaza-972330 ...