Bits and Pieces: Dippin’ Dots, Burger Boy, and other Louisville food news from the web, 7.12.13

A sampling of Burger Boy.
A sampling of Burger Boy.

News

  • The owner of the Old Louisville diner (and $10 Challenge subject) Burger Boy plans to turn the Tavern Bar & Grill at Fourth and Gaulbert streets into an upscale restaurant. My husband used to do a lot of karaoke at the Tavern, so I’m pretty curious to see how this pans out. (Insider Louisville)

 

Dippin' Dots Flavored Ice Cream
Dippin’ Dots Flavored Ice Cream (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Openings

Etc.

The Ashlee Eats guide to last-minute Christmas gifts

That’s me and my little tree. Christmas-y, huh?

You waited until now to start Christmas shopping, huh?

It’s OK, you have 120 hours and counting to grab some stuff for friends, family and your office Secret Santa.

Here’s a quick and dirty list of food-centric presents that you can scoop up for the big day. Good luck, and godspeed.

  • For the drinker
    • Bourbon. Duh. (Any decent liquor store)
    • Against the Grain Brewery has glassware to hold plenty of beer. The restaurant and brewery also offers Grainiac memberships come with anytime for discounts on beer all year long. (401 E. Main Street at Louisville Slugger Field)

 

 

  • For the barista in training
    • Quills Coffee has some deals that let you treat yo’ self while buying for the ones you love.
      • 10 percent off Quills diner mug when you buy a bag of coffee
      • Buy a bag of coffee and get 15 percent off your second bag
      • Free drink with a $25 Gift Card purchase
      • Fancy coffee-brewing sets

(quillscoffee.com or one of three locations)

 

 

  • For the out-of-towner
    • Bourbon is the gift that keeps on giving. Why not give the ones you love a little taste of Kentucky by buying products spiked with a nip of bourbon? Bourbon Barrel Foods has an array of sauces, marinades and seasonings worthy of any gift bag. (bourbonbarrelfood.com or various locations)

 

The Sweet Fix: The Comfy Cow Ice Cream

(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.)

A generous cone of Strawberry Fields Forever at Louisville Slugger Field.

Gas prices have been too high to venture more than 15 minutes away from Ashlee Eats HQ, aka my Old Louisville apartment, so I haven’t made it out to The Comfy Cow in Westport Village.

Fortunately, this local ice cream shop has spread its creamy confections to Louisville Slugger Field.

Slugger Field and The Comfy Cow have entered a partnership this season that has left me smiling. The Comfy Cow is the official ice cream of the Louisville Bats. Local ice cream business plus minor league baseball? Yes, please and thanks.

The Comfy Cow offers an abridged, rotating selection of flavors from its regular menu at the ballpark. Cake Batter Up and Mint Chocolate Chippy were two of the options that day. During a Louisville Bats home game last month, I bought a regular cone of Strawberry Fields Forever for about four bucks (my receipt got lost in the abyss that is my purse, so that’s an estimate).

When you order strawberry ice cream from The Comfy Cow, don’t expect a bright pink ball of artificial flavor. This was the freshest strawberry ice cream I had ever tasted. Bits of strawberry dotted the three hearty scoops of my cone. And for such a hot evening, the ice cream held up really well. I didn’t get a drop on my hands, which is no small feat for this messy eater.

A trip to the ballpark is always fun. But the addition of The Comfy Cow makes baseball even sweeter.

The Comfy Cow
Available at Louisville Slugger Field, home of the Louisville Bats minor league baseball team
402 East Main Street, Louisville, Ky.