ice cream


This weekend we went exploring to see what was happening in Cole Valley.

I love to see what Urban Mercantile has to offer. I ended up buying my husband’s Valentine’s Day card there. I also checked out the new cheeses at Say Cheese.

Then my boys wanted to see the new Ice Cream Bar, which opened in an old grocery store. It was beautiful and besides ice cream it has a full-fledged soda fountain where you can get an egg cream, malted drinks, and almost any other soda concoction you can dream of.

The boys liked it best because the employees are called “jerks,” as in soda jerks. Where else can a 10- and 12-year-old call someone a jerk and get away with it?!

They ended up sharing a banana split and the banana was caramelized right in front of their eyes. Wow.

May your week be sweet.


soda choices

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for egg creams


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Afternoon Adventure

A beautiful day like today is no time to stay inside!

To celebrate the amazing weather, Merideth and I went for a walk around the neighborhood.
A few of our favorite things from our walk:

Persnickety Painters - "We care a little too much." What an adorable van and what a great slogan. This is our kind of company!!!!

A little tasty treat from Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous. The best ice cream ever! Merideth got Grape Sherbert and Orange Peel...

I got Chocolate and Orange Peel. So good! The owner describes the orange peel almost tasting like a Flinstones Push Pop, he was right on the money with that one!

7x7 did a feature on them, check it out here.

Want to know more about the Dogpatch neighborhood? Check your newsstands for the most recent issue of 7x7 Magazine; there is a whole feature on the Dogpatch neighborhood. You can see all the great spots we get to enjoy everyday!

Happy Friday everyone! Now get out and enjoy the beautiful weather!


...We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Our team is back in the office after traveling for several events. We went on a team outing to Humphry Slocombe to find out what all the talk is about...

I ordered the Rosemary's Baby & the Vietnamese Coffee flavors with chocolate sauce. (But took a few tastes ahead of time to make my selection!) There was a burst of great flavors in every bite.

Here's me and Jake (I begged for this pic with him since he is now a local celebrity).

He told me it was their seven-month anniversary of being open - Congratulations on such a great business venture!