The “Cedar Park Embassy” location of Little Baby Ice Cream is now serving ReAnimator Coffee. In addition to single origin and blended hot coffees from ReAnimator they are also offering black and green teas plus a selection of pastries. All of this happens in conjunction with the West Philadelphia location’s new split-day hours.
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Under normal circumstances, just putting two of the above names together would be enough to make certain segments of the Foobooz readership completely melt down with joy. But for FedNuts, Pizza Brain and Little Baby’s to all throw in together on a First Friday collaboration? That’s just crazy-pants. In their own words: “It’s just a regular ol’ First Friday Frankford Avenue Food Freakout & Funtacular…”
Do you really need to know any more? Okay, so for those of you who aren’t sold yet, at Pizza Brain, they’ll be slinging chili garlic chicken honey donut pies made with Federal Donuts’ fried chicken and plain honey donuts. Next door at Little Baby’s, they’ll be scooping pumpkin spice latte donut ice cream, which is basically a deconstructed FedNuts pumpkin spice latte donut, served in ice cream form, made with Federal Donuts’ donuts plus vanilla glaze plus pumpkin spice glaze plus coffee streusel, all set into a Little Baby’s Coffee Ice Cream with additional spicings.
Yeah, I’d leave work early, too, if I were you.
Federal Friday on Franklin Avenue [Official]
We announced the first one, we sipped one of each at the second one, and now that we’ve heard that Little Baby’s Ice Cream and Elixr Coffee are teaming up for a third and final Affogato Day for 2013, we’re strongly temped to do it again. Despite the terrible caffeine shakes, it would be difficult for anybody to choose between the two delicious options. Foobooz got the inside scoop (see what we did there?) after the pairings were decided upon last night.
Option one will be a non-dairy Speculoos ice cream with Elixr House Espresso Blend, and the second will be Rose Pistachio ice cream with the same Single Origin Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Espresso that they paired with Lime and Toasted Coconut last time around.
So make your plans now for this Saturday, the 21st, 7am until 8pm, at Elixr: 207 South Sydenham Street.
It’s fitting that a rainy day like this–when it’s impossible to go anywhere in Center City and not arrive feeling like a drowned rat–just happens to be the second (and final) Affogato Day at Elixr Coffee.
Elixr and Little Baby’s Ice Cream have teamed up to put forth this ideal mid-afternoon treat: a healthy scoop of ice cream affogato’d (“drowned” in Italian) in a perfectly pulled shot of espresso.
The folks at Elixr chose two espressos first, and then picked Little Baby’s ice creams to suit them, for a choice of two flavor combinations. The first is the crowd pleaser– Little Baby’s top selling Birch Beer and Vanilla Bean ice cream with Elixir’s house blended espresso. It’s big, round, and rich. Option two, Lime and Toasted Coconut ice cream (which also happens to be vegan) with a single origin Yirgacheffe coffee is a little more exotic. The espresso itself is light with pronounced citrus and floral notes further accentuated by the citrus in the ice cream, and balanced out by its richness.
The caffeinated confection will run you $4.50 and they’ll be pulling shots and drowning scoops at Elixr until 8:00 tonight.
Elixr Coffee [Official]
Little Baby’s Ice Cream [Official]
Elixr Coffee and Little Baby’s Ice Cream are coming together to bring us Affogato Days. Affogato is the divine combination of ice cream and espresso and the combination will be on sale at Elixr tomorrow, August 14th as well as Wednesday, August 28th.
The affogato is available all day and is $4.50 a glass.
Affogato Day(s) at Elixr featuring Little Baby’s Ice Cream [Little Baby's Ice Cream]
ReAnimator’s coffee shop at 1523 E Susquehanna Avenue has been softly opened for more than a week now. But tomorrow, Saturday, August 10th will be the official grand opening party. Their calling it their Forks Crawl and nearby spots like Cedar Point and Loco Pez are doing drink specials. At ReAnimator’s cafe, Little Baby’s Ice Cream and Pizza Brain will be serving up bites. They’ll also be giving out drinks of their Yards ReAnimator Espresso Love Stout while it lasts.
The fun kicks off at 4 p.m. and lasts till your caffeine buzz wears off.
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Little Baby’s is a strange place that serves some of the oddest and most delicious ice creams known to man. And it’s run by strange people—notably, its founders and owners, Pete Angevine, Martin Brown and Jeffrey Ziga. Here, Angevine talks about the new August menu at Little Baby’s World HQ on Frankford Avenue and gives some insight into what makes the weirdness work.
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If you haven’t noticed yet, it is brutally hot outside right now and will be for the rest of the weekend. There is only one food out there that can possibly bring down your body temperature to something slightly reasonable in weather like this and that food is ice cream. It is the most summery food there is, and because we’re getting an early taste of the summer heat, it only seems right to tell you where to score the best ice cream in town.
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Little Baby’s Ice Cream opened their “Cedar Park Embassy” this weekend at 4903 Catharine Street. The grand opening featured Philadelphia’s Firebird Wind Ensemble, Play on Philly Youth Orchestra, Philly Roller Girls and much more.
The new location brings Little Baby’s small batch ice cream to the Cedar Park neighborhood of West Philadelphia, convenient to Dock Street Brewery, Mariposa Food Co-op and other Baltimore Avenue businesses.
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Trey Popp gives us two reviews in one as he visits the “weirdos” behind Pizza Brain and Little Baby’s Ice Cream.
I’ve got a severe hype allergy. But Brian Dwyer and Joseph Hunter’s partly Kickstarter-funded brainchild—which shares space, and a cockeyed ethos, with Little Baby’s Ice Cream—had me on an EpiPen high by the time I was chasing a rosemary-scented mushroom/fontina/goat cheese pizza with dense scoops of chipotle chocolate and Earl Grey sriracha ice cream.
How did it happen? Well for one thing, nothing neutralizes a rambunctious preschooler like knickknack-crammed plexiglass display boxes. For another, this is inventive and frequently terrific pizza.
Two-and-a-half Stars – Good to Excellent
The Infamous Pizza Brain [Philadelphia magazine]
Pizza Brain [Official Site]
Little Baby’s Ice Cream [Official Site]