Monday, August 20, 2007

Slow Food Ice Cream Marathon!

The heat got you down? Cool off with an ice cream marathon! All across the St. Louis area, ice cream and gelato artists are serving up their hand-made confections. You are invited to try some of those shops and their unique flavors, and then compare your reactions with other Slow Food members.

Here's how it works. From August 27 through Sept. 3 (Labor Day), visit a few (or all!!) of the shops listed below. At each one, order your favorite flavor and the shop's signature flavor (or flavor of the week). Also, test your taste buds with the mystery flavor--the servers have picked a flavor they will serve you but keep the name of the flavor a secret. When you've finally had enough ice cream,
share your thoughts right here on our blog. Just remember to support these great shops by making a purchase while you're there, in addition to enjoying the samples these generous folks are glad to share.

So, gather up family and friends and eat your way from one delight to the next! We'll send reminders later in the month--but mark your calendars now.

  • Serendipity 8130 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves, MO 962-2700
  • Gelato di Riso 9905 Manchester Rd. Brentwood, MO 962-0660
  • Crown Candy Kitchen 1401 St. Louis St. Louis, MO 621-9650 **no mystery flavor available
  • Gelateria 1327 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 621-8838
  • Gelato's Italian Ice Cream 301 E. Broadway Alton, IL 618-465-9350
  • Ronnie's Ice Cream (Ron Ryan's fabulous flavors are sold all over town--including Cicero's, Duff's, J. Bucks and especially at Schlafly Bottleworks or Schlafly Tap Room where you can try his Oatmeal Stout ice cream)
  • LaVallesano Tacos and Ice Cream 2801 Cherokee St. St. Louis, MO 776-4223 NOTE: Because of a language challenge, the management didn't understand this activity. So, don't try to order a mystery flavor there. But DO be adventuresome and enjoy their tasty Mexican-style ice cream.