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Similar to Dairy Queen, but in LA - What is the Name of these Ice Cream Huts??

Suebee Aug 15, 2006 11:31 PM

For the life of me, I can't think of the name.

  1. Dommy Aug 16, 2006 12:26 AM

    Could it be Foster's Freeze? A lot of them are now attached to El Pollo Locos...

    --Dommy!

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    1. re: Dommy
      Suebee Aug 16, 2006 12:28 AM

      Yes!! I think it is Foster's Freeze. Thanks Dommy.

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      silverlakebodhisattva Aug 16, 2006 11:43 PM

      Fosters' has been around a LONG time; check out the one on Fletcher Drive, near the on-ramp for the 2 Freeway, which I'm guessing dates to the late '50's,or early 60's. I just ate at one in Menlo Park, in the Bay Area, that I first ate at in 1961, in the original location and building....

      r gould-saltman

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      1. re: silverlakebodhisattva
        Suebee Aug 19, 2006 09:24 PM

        We are in Silver Lake and pass the Fletcher FF all the time. Are there any particular items you enjoy?

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        silverlakebodhisattva Aug 19, 2006 09:34 PM

        Understand that this is a "just like I ate when I was 5" (literally) kind of nostalgia food, rather than the sort of appreciation you might have for the new Silverlake gelato place, or for Scoops, but the chocolate-dipped chocolate soft serve is the thing to get...

        r gould-saltman

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        1. re: silverlakebodhisattva
          Suebee Aug 21, 2006 11:27 PM

          Ok, so we ventured to Foster's Freeze yesterday and tried a Mud Pie Twister, with coffee and oreos - Fabulous. And yes, while the new gelato place (NO line at Foster's!) and scoops are great, FF is now another local ice cream destination for us. Thanks you two.

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          silverlakebodhisattva Aug 22, 2006 04:41 AM

          I'll be posting this over in the San Francisco board, too, but I just saw a local news story discussing developer plans to DEMOLISH my beloved Menlo Park FF for a condo project. ARGHHH! Time to have it declared a historic building, or something! (Hey, it's as good a "historic site" as the first McDonald's!)

          r gould-saltman

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            MarshRat Aug 22, 2006 05:08 AM

            Tastee Freez was a competitor to Foster's Freeze. When I was a kid in the 70s, we would go to the Downey Tastee Freez near the corner of Stewart and Gray Road and Paramount Blvd. I would always get the chocolate-dipped soft serve cone. Yum! Tastee Freez used to be all over the LA area but I guess they closed all their California stores. I looked up their website (tasteefreez.com) and it said there are no more locations in California although their corporate headquarters is in Newport Beach.

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              rworange Aug 22, 2006 05:49 AM

              If it is the ice cream that you are looking for, then Weinerschnizel is serving it in California

              http://www.wienerschnitzel.com/

              They don't seem to have the dip though. Just the cone, sundaes, shakes and freezes.

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