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

Gadzooks, that's a lot of chocolate.
Gadzooks, that’s a lot of chocolate.

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.

Bits and Pieces: Grind food truck, Gelato Gilberto and other Louisville food news from the web, 2.17.14

Blogger’s note: Y’ALL. I have been buried in the delightful terror that is grad school. I’ll have to tell you about it one day. I’m blogging while I’m up for air.

News

  • Louisville loves Liz and Jesse Huot. How do I know? I linked to a story about the pair behind Grind food truck opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant, and it’s the most read post EVER on the Ashlee Eats Facebook page. The couple plans to open a restaurant in the building that used to house Oasis Sushi on Preston Highway. Congratulations, you crazy kids. (Courier-Journal)
Picture courtesy of Kristin Gilbert.
Picture courtesy of Kristin Gilbert.
  • Gelato Gilberto, a gelato shop in Norton Commons, will head to Portland (Louisville, not Oregon) for wholesale production of its sweet, sweet deliciousness. (Business First of Louisville)
The Chicken Peppadew pizza at Boombozz in Westport Village.
The Chicken Peppadew pizza at Boombozz in Westport Village.
  • Boombozz Pizza will open a new location in the planned Middletown Commons, a shopping outlet that is being built on Shelbyville Road near the Gene Snyder Freeway. The restaurant plans to open in late 2014. (Business First of Louisville)

 

Events

  • We’re in the middle of The Comfy Cow’s fourth annual Chocopalooza. The ice cream shop is offering 10 flavors of chocolate ice cream at its three locations, and 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Make a Wish Foundation. I’ve got my eye on the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie. (Comfy Cow website)
  • Tomorrow is National Drink Wine Day, which begs the question, “What day isn’t National Drink Wine Day?” But anyway, Eddie Merlot’s is celebrating with half priced pours of the restaurant’s vintages from 4 to 11 p.m. Feb. 18 in the lounge and bar area. The restaurant is at 455 South Fourth Street in downtown Louisville. (Eddie Merlot’s news release)

 

Etc.

  • Here’s a fun little tidbit about Kentucky’s most famous native son, Abraham Lincoln (sorry, George Clooney): he knew his way around a kitchen. A new book called Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen: A Culinary View of Lincoln’s Life and Times, “looks at our 16th president’s life through the extraordinary stories of what he ate, cooked and served, along with recipes modified for the modern kitchen.” (NPR)

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

Gadzooks, that's a lot of chocolate.
Mr. Ashlee Eats enjoying the 25-cent ice cream social.

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.

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

Strawberry Fields Forever, one of my favorite flavors from The Comfy Cow. (Picture courtesy thecomfycow.com)
Strawberry Fields Forever, one of my favorite flavors from The Comfy Cow. (Picture courtesy thecomfycow.com)

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?

Bits and Pieces: Food prices, Comfy Cow and other Louisville food news from the web, 10.22.12

Events

  • Adath Jeshurun synagogue will host a broadcast of Live from 92Y’s look at Julia Child at 100 on Oct. 28. Appetizers prepared by Sullivan University chefs will be served at 7 p.m., and the broadcast starts at 7:30. Admission is $10. (Consuming Louisville)

News

  • Kentucky food prices increased in the third quarter of this year, the first increase since the second quarter of 2011. (Business First of Louisville)

Etc.

Which local spot will have ice cream, pie and a wide range of liquor?

This was a big week for ice cream in Louisville.

Relative-newcomer The Comfy Cow opened its third location on Frankfort Avenue at the location of the old Genny’s Diner Wednesday. And late Thursday night, this tidbit popped up on my Facebook timeline from Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen:

According to comments from the folks who operate Pie Kitchen’s Facebook page, this cafe will also be on Frankfort Avenue. I have a feeling the dessert scene is about to get HOT.

The Sweet Fix: Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen

(Blogger’s note: The Sweet Fix is an occasional feature that will run throughout the summer featuring ice cream and dessert places in the Louisville. Have a suggestion? Let me know.)

Gadzooks, that's a lot of chocolate.

There’s always a line when I visit the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen on Bardstown Road in the Lower Highlands.

The shop, one of nine locations throughout the area, is near the intersection of Baxter Avenue and Bardstown Road, a corridor filled with bars, restaurants and plenty of people who want some dessert after an evening out.

Though Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen is open year-round, this location is bustling during the summer as customers skip the cakes, pies and cookies and head toward the only dessert that can provide some relief from this monstrous humidity — ice cream.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen employees begin churning the ice cream each day at 7 a.m. They spend the rest of the day with their arm halfway down the dozens of buckets, scraping up scoops of delectable dairy to pack into cones and cups.

My favorite thing about this dessert shop is its 25-cent ice cream scoop day about which I have previously blogged. For one day in the summer, Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen sells scoops of ice cream for a quarter each. As you can imagine, the lines are long and the employees are tired. But is it worth it? INDEED.

Rob, Roscoe and I made our way to Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen near the end of the 25-cent scoop day. Since Rob had to wait outside with Roscoe (sorry, no pups allowed inside), he requested that I surprise him with a scoop of something with chocolate in it. I fulfilled this request fourfold when I brought Rob a scoop of Peace, Love and Chocolate, a flavor that is made up of four different kids of chocolate.

Scroll back to the top of the page to take a look at Rob’s reaction to all the chocolate-y goodness of his scoop. I took a lick (or two) myself. I didn’t know you could pack so much chocolate into ice cream. It tasted like the dairy equivalent of eating a handful of Hershey’s Kisses drizzled with chocolate sauce with chocolate shavings sprinkled on top. Yum.

Though the 25-cent day is over, it’s still worth swinging by Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen for something sweet. That Peace, Love and Chocolate was definitely delicious enough for me to shell out the full price.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen

1041 Bardstown Road, and eight other locations throughout Kentuckiana

 

The Comfy Cow welcomes Christmas in July offerings and Foodie Flavor Mondays

It’s time to coat that layer of barbecue ribs in your stomach with some ice cream.

There’s a lot going on at The Comfy Cow ice cream shop, according to the business’ friendly email reminders.

First, The Comfy Cow is celebrating this month with two Christmas in July flavors, Ginger Two Snaps and Peppermint Stick.

And the shop has introduced a weekly Foodie Flavor, a one-batch culinary creation that will appear on Mondays. Yesterday, The Comfy Cow churned out goat cheese ice cream with a swirl of strawberry balsamic basil reductions. I could definitely get into the idea of having some fun, new ice cream flavors.

I’ve already been pleased as punch with The Comfy Cow’s Slugger Field offerings. Looks like I’ll have to make my way out to Westport Village this month to get in on some special creations.

Food Truckus Ruckus, a celebration of the Louisville food truck scene, is tomorrow, June 18

This is going to be a busy weekend for Louisville foodies.

Before you pick up some 25-cent ice cream at Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, make sure you check out Food Truckus Ruckus.

The Food Truckus Ruckus is an event that will bring together these Louisville food trucks from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Fresh Start Growers Supply, 1007 E. Jefferson Street. According to the event’s Facebook page, there will be door prizes and live music. Sounds like a good time.

This would be a great time to sample all of the mobile food that Louisville has to offer. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that the weather is just as excited about the event as everyone else seems to be.

Get an ice cream cone for 25 cents Saturday at Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen

Got a quarter and some free time this weekend?

Swing on down to one of nine Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen locations for Quarter Day this Saturday, June 18. From noon to 5 p.m., customers can get a one-scoop ice cream cone for 25 cents.

TWENTY-FIVE CENTS, Y’ALL.

The dessert shop has 32 flavors of ice cream from which to choose, so I would study up before you go to avoid being “that guy” (or gal) holding up the line with indecision. I’ve narrowed my selections to either butter pecan or strawberry shortcake. Or I might go crazy and spend an extra 25 cents for two cones. You only live once, amirite?

Click here to find your nearest Pie Kitchen. And if you see me munching on the melty end of a sugar cone, don’t be afraid to say hi.