Tag Archives: Dessert

  1. Brace yourselves. The Great Gelato Giveaway is upon us.

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    July 1, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Ahh, Ohio Valley summers. Sultry, sweaty and sticky (I’d complain, but that would go against the vow I took during the Polar Vortex to not talk bad about the heat).

    The nice folks over at Gelato Gilberto have a solution to the summer woes. The gelato shop will give away 100 pints of the dessert starting today, July 1.

  2. Add a cooking competition to your summer parties

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    June 3, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    It seemed like a joke — a birthday party/backyard barbecue/banana pudding bake-off? So many slashes, so much to wrap my head around for one afternoon at my friend Christine’s house.

    Nine bakers made their version of banana pudding. All the dishes were numbered so guests didn’t know who made each entry. Then, everyone scooped and ate to their heart’s content. Right as our bellies were about to burst, we wrote the number of our favorite entry on a slip of paper. The number with the most votes was the winner.

    Somehow, this amalgamation of an event I attended last week not only worked, but stands out as one of the best parties I’ve attended as an adulthood (because honestly, nothing competes with some Chuck E. Cheese action as a kid).

  3. Save your quarters for 25-cent scoops at Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen

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    May 29, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    The mosquitoes are humming, the air has grown stagnant and the sweat has stopped evaporating from my brow.

    Yep, it’s almost summer in the Ohio Valley.

    Now, we all promised that we wouldn’t complain about the heat after such a long, dreary winter (I wasn’t complaining in the opening — those were scientific observations). Instead, let’s cool off with the Ninth Annual 25¢ Ice Cream Social at Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen.

    From noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, May 31, all single scoops of ice cream are 25 cents at any of the 10 Pie Kitchen locations. There is some fine print: waffle cones and all other scoops such as doubles and triples are normal price.

    So go forth with your change, friends, and treat yo’ self to a scoop. Just don’t complain about the heat.

  4. It’s that time again. Let Them Tweet Cake, 5.7.14

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    May 6, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I’m in the mood for some cake and some ladies.

    Get your mind out of the gutter, I’m talkin’ ’bout Let Them Tweet Cake.

    This event that I try to regularly attend is just a bunch of ladies (and a few gents) talking tech at a dessert shop, Sweet Surrender Dessert Café. We let our geek flags fly HIGH.

    It’s been a while since the last Tweet Cake, but this tweet-up is right on time for me. I’m excited to see old friends and meet some new ones.

    See you then, yes?

    Let Them Tweet Cake

    6:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 7

    Sweet Surrender Dessert Café, 1804 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, Ky.

  5. It’s cookie time. Have you found your Girl Scout?

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    February 19, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Want to support girls? Just want something to calm that aching sweet tooth? Here’s how you can get your hands on some Girl Scout cookies.

  6. It’s that time again – 25-cent ice cream scoops at Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 6.22.13

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    June 21, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    The temperature has climbed, and the humidity has settled over the Ohio Valley. A scoop of ice cream sure sounds delightful right about now.

    Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen will offer ice cream scoops for 25 cents each tomorrow, June 22. The offer is good at all 10 Pie Kitchen locations from noon to 5 p.m.

    Plan your day accordingly.

  7. Moms, rejoice — Comfy Cow will give you free ice cream this Mother’s Day

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    May 7, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Still struggling to think of something to do with your mom on Mother’s Day?

    The Comfy Cow ice cream shop will offer mothers a free regular cup or cone this Sunday, May 12, according to an email from Comfy Cow. Don’t forget to treat yo’ self to a scoop, too.

    Any other local Mother’s Day restaurant deals?

  8. Hear that music? The GelatoMobile might be in your neighborhood

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    October 24, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    *UPDATE: The GelatoMobile will be at the Gray Street Farmers’ Market from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Burger’s Market from 3 – 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.

    The family behind Gelato Gilberto have taken their product to the streets.

    Justin and Kristin Gilbert, the owners of the Gelato Gilberto shop in Norton Commons, rolled out the GelatoMobile last week. They have snaked their way around Louisville neighborhoods to sell gelato pops, a frozen version of the rich, Italian dessert.

    I first experienced Gelato Gilberto at the Jeffersonille Italian Festival a few weeks ago. A big bowl of the chocolate gelato made me swoon. Imagine my delight when I learned that the Gilberts had created their gelato truck.

    The Gilberts have always wanted some kind of vehicle to sell their wares, Kristin said. At one point, the couple explored buying a double-decker bus from London in which they would make and sell gelato (and live on the top floor).

    The couple currently serve three different kinds of gelato pops out of the GelatoMobile — chocolate with sprinkles, strawberry sorbet and a Bomb Pop-like combination of strawberry and Blue Sky flavors, Kristin said. Each pop is $3 or two for $5.

    “It helps to have a friend,” Kristin said.

    Don’t worry if you visit the brick-and-mortar Gelato Gilberto — the shop is still open at 9434 Norton Commons Boulevard. You can also get pints of Gelato Gilberto at a few area grocery stores, including Whole Foods Louisville, Paul’s Fruit Market and Earth Fare.

    With this recent blast of warm weather, Kristin said the GelatoMobile will probably be on the streets through the end of this week. Then, they will let the truck hibernate until spring.

    “We’re having a hugely good time,” Kristin said.

    Do you want the GelatoMobile to visit your neighborhood? Leave a comment, or contact the Gilberts directly at justin@gelatogilberto.com or visit their Facebook page.

     

     

  9. Ghyslain at Westport Village just opened, and it’s already hoppin’

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    October 2, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I ended up in front of the new Ghyslain location in Westport Village Monday night by accident.

    I won’t ramble, but I’ll just say that I stood in the rain and looked inside while wearing a soaked hooded sweatshirt and knee-high blue galoshes holding a soggy paper bag with two bottles of wine. It wasn’t my best look.

    Anyway, Ghyslain had just opened that day, and I was surprised at how busy this restaurant/chocolate shop had already become. There were about two dozen people enjoying dinner, which filled the small-ish location. I guess the bistro’s East Market location had built a solid fan base.

    I grabbed a menu to take home. I didn’t look decent enough to be in public, let alone eat a meal at a semi-Treat Yo’ Self type of place (sandwiches, for instance, start at $11). But I’ll be back — in dry clothes.

     

    Ghyslain at Westport Village, 1215 Herr Lane, Suite 101, Louisville

    More information on Ghyslain’s website and Facebook page

  10. [The Sweet Fix] Cool down with the start of gelato season at Proof on Main

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    April 5, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I spent most of last week between the coach and the bed, writhing in misery while my insides burned like …
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