Weckerly’s Has A New Ice Cream Flavor

WeckerlysWeckerly’s is debuting a new ice cream flavor this week and you may just want to add it to your morning routine. The flavor, called “Sunday Morning,” is coffee ice cream with baguette toast caramel. According to their Facebook page, you can grab it by the pint later this week.

Weckerly’s Ice Cream is available at local stores and farmers’ markets including the Collingswood market this Saturday.

Weckerly’s Ice Cream [Official]

Ventuno Opens at 21st and Chestnut

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Ventuno, the new Victor Fellus restaurant (Victors Bar and Mix Pizza) has just opened at 21st and Chestnut. As promised, the menu features quick salad, soup, and sandwich options, with nothing above $9. Perhaps even more important is that you can finish off your meal with a scoop of ice cream ($3.50) from Penn State Creamery.

In addition to some standard salad choices (think Greek Salad, Chicken Caesar, Cobb Salad), the menu boasts a spinach salad with pumpkin seeds, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, dried cranberries and avocado in a curry vinaigrette, as well as a roasted beet salad with goat cheese, avocado and walnuts in a balsamic vinaigrette. If none of those options strike your fancy, though, you can design your own salad with four toppings for $6.50 (additional toppings are $0.50 each).

The menu offers 13 soup options (French onion, turkey chili and butternut squash bisque to name a few), and seven sandwiches, any of which can pressed into a panini.

Ventuno is open for lunch and dinner.

Big Gay Ice Cream Book Signing at Juniper Commons

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Bryan Petroff and Douglas Quint, founders of Big Gay Ice Cream, recently released the book Big Gay Ice Cream: Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats. To celebrate the release, Juniper Commons (the next door neighbor of the Philadelphia location of Big Gay Ice Cream) is hosting them at the restaurant for a book signing on Thursday, April 30th.

From 6 pm to 8 pm, join the authors for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a signed copy of the new book. At 6:30, a Q&A will commence with Petroff and Quint, followed by a meet and greet.

The price is $50 per person, including food, drinks and the signed cookbook. The cookbook is a yearbook of ice cream recipes, starting from freshman year with simple toppings and shoppings lists and concluding with senior year, where you can create your own sorbets and ice creams. It also includes some strange stories from the authors.

You can purchase your tickets online at Juniper Commons website.

Big Gay Ice Cream [Foobooz]
Juniper Commons [Foobooz]

Two New Little Baby’s Collaborations

coffee coffee cake little baby kermits 400Residents of Graduate Hospital have two new spots to get some Little Baby’s Ice Cream. Kermit’s Bake Shop has a collaboration with Little Baby’s and Peddler Coffee. The Coffee Coffee Cake Ice Cream features the strong flavor of coffee and bits of coffee cake. You can get it by the single-serve cup at Kermit’s at 22nd and Washington.

And over at Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat at 21st and South, they’re serving Honey’s Blueberry Buttermilk Biscuit ice cream.

Get them both soon, these collaborations have a way of vanishing.

Kermit’s Bake Shop [Foobooz]
Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat – South Street [Foobooz]
Little Baby’s Ice Cream [Official]

Third Thursday: A Pizza Brain / Little Baby’s / Abe Fisher Collaboration

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First Fridays are great for when you want to wear that trendy buttonless jacket your ex bought you and sip wine while feeling cultured because you’re looking at art, but sometimes all you want is pizza and ice cream. And by sometimes I mean all the time.

Thus, this stroke of genius from Pizza Brain and Little Baby’s Ice Cream: Third Thursdays. Third Thursdays are a monthly collaboration between Pizza Brain, Little Baby’s, and a third local small food business where guests can come and enjoy unique pizza and ice cream flavors for one night only. This month, the third local small business is Abe Fisher, and the menu sounds awesome.

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Weckerly’s Holding an Ice Cream Flavor Contest

weckerlys-pint-of-the-weekWeckerly’s Ice Cream is hosting a contest their second annual Pint of the Week contest. Come up with an ice cream flavor and post it to Weckerly’s social media with the hashtag #pintoftheweek and you could win.

And just what would you win?

  • A flavor of ice cream named after you.
  • Your picture on the label.
  • Three pints of your namesake ice cream (local winners only).
  • International bragging rights.

Submit your flavor through Tuesday, February 3rd.

Submit via Weckerly’s on Twitter, Facebook or email. Be sure to include the #pintoftheweek hashtag.

Weckerly’s Ice Cream [Official]

Restaurant Week Extra: Little Baby’s Offers Half-Off for Hospitality Workers

little babys restaurant weekLittle Baby’s Ice Cream knows that Restaurant Week is hard on hospitality industry workers, so the Little Baby’s team has decided to make these two weeks just a little sweeter. From January 18 to February 2, they’ll be offering half-off the price of any cup or cone (including single, double, or triple scoops) to any hospitality professionals.

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Want Vegan Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream?

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If you’re a true-blue vegan who still wanders over to the ice cream aisle at Whole Foods and stares longingly into the Ben & Jerry’s freezer, pining over pints of the company’s drool-worthy ice creams, you are not alone. Case in point: A couple in Charlottesville has started a petition on Change.org asking Ben & Jerry’s to please, please, pretty please, begin offering some sort of dairy-free ice cream option, and, as of right now, the petition has nearly 6,000 signatures.

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