Posts Tagged ‘ice cream’

Ice Cream Shops Prepare to Battle the Polar Vortex

How frozen treat purveyors survive the freeze.

Three Unexpected Places for Must-Try Soft-Serve

Some of the best soft-serve in D.C. isn't found at places that specialize in frozen treats. A few top D.C. chefs are putting their own flourishes on the summertime staple with flavors like rose water and toppings like wasabi peas. Here are three restaurants where you'll want to stay for dessert. Daikaya 705 6th St. […]

Where to Find Free Coconut Ice Cream and Spicy Ginger Lemonade Today

Damn. It's hot. Where is that poor man's polar vortex anyway? Some minor relief from the humidity: Newish Thai restaurant Soi 38 is giving away free coconut-jackfruit ice cream topped with toasted peanuts and spicy ginger lemonade today beginning at 11:30 a.m. The promotion is meant to kick off the debut of the restaurant's new patio, […]

The Cold Standard

Ice cream trucks have come a long way from white vans playing carnival music and slinging Choco Tacos. The new generation of vehicles serving frozen fare comes in all forms—vintage vans, bicycles, motorcycles—and offer gourmet selections of homemade custards, frozen pops, ice cream sandwiches, and more. Best of all, you don’t have to chase these […]

Burger King’s Bacon Sundae is OK—Without the Bacon

Just when you think the bacon craze is losing steam, Burger King puts it in its ice cream sundae—and the media goes wild. The new menu item debuted today with so much buzz (seriously, Esquire reviewed it) that Y&H feels obligated to increase our risk of diabetes so you don't have to. "Has it been […]

Free Ice Cream! Liquid Nitrogen-Made Treats at Pie Sisters Tonight

You might remember Faith Holmes, the D.C.-based ice cream maker, from her demonstrations at last summer's Fancy Food Show. As chronicled by Y&H alum and current Post food writer Tim Carman, Holmes uses liquid nitrogen to whip up batches of her homemade frosty treats in just 90 seconds. Tonight, she'll be dishing out free two-ounce […]

Gut Reaction: Jeff Tunks’ New Signature Shake Will Clog Your Straw (And Arteries, Probably)

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. Chef Jeff Tunks' new fast casual Foggy Bottom eatery Burger Tap & Shake doesn't officially open its doors until next week. But Y&H was able to sneak inside during a brief soft opening Thursday afternoon for a […]

Tastes Great, Less Fulfilling: 90-Second Ice Cream at the Fancy Food Show

Over at the Post, Y&H alum Tim Carman interviews Faith Holmes of locally based Sweet Freeze as she demonstrates her unique method of making homemade ice cream with liquid nitrogen, a process that takes less than 90 seconds, at the Fancy Food Show. In the end, Carman is more impressed with the presentation than the […]

Georgetown’s Ice Cream Gap to Be Filled With…Nonfat Frozen Yogurt

On April Fools Day, the planning geeks over at Greater Greater Washington identified D.C.'s vast cupcake desert, parts of town that are not served by lack full-service and non-full-service cupcakeries. Georgetown, naturally, has no shortage of places that peddle frosted treats, but what about ice cream? As Georgetown Metropolitan reports, the stretch of Wisconsin Avenue […]

Food News You Can Use: Is D.C. a ‘Food City’? Are You Tired of People Asking?

There's lots of news to pass along, so let's not waste time with idle blog-chat. The Prez parties at graham elliot in Chicago for his 49th. [Obama Foodorama] Is D.C. a "food city" or just a second-rate Big Apple? [Grub Street] Metrocurean is getting a facelift, complete with video. [Metrocurean]