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So, did Bi-Rite Creamery open on Dec 1st as promised?

rworange Dec 6, 2006 08:59 PM

Any feedback either on the ice cream or the estimated opening date if they didn't make it Dec 1st.

  1. Dave MP Dec 19, 2006 03:59 PM

    There's also this post from this weekend, which includes my first visit to the place on Sunday. Good stuff

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/352044

    Dave MP

    1. rworange Dec 19, 2006 03:42 AM

      So what are the prices like? Nice website that actually lists flavors and other things they sell.

      Probably too early to ask, but has anyone tried the frozen pie dough? Any price for it?

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        sharff Dec 19, 2006 03:17 PM

        We paid $2.95 for a scoop (about a small scoop and a half) along with an additional 75 cents for a SMALL drizzel of hot fudge topping.

        Way too much money for what we got. The chocolate is just chocolate ice cream, the salted carmel is good stuff.

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        rdean Dec 16, 2006 11:02 PM

        Stopped by this afternoon after lunch at Delfina pizza. 18th street between Dolores and Guererro is shaping up to be an almost perfect food block with Tartine, Delfina Pizza, Delfina, Bi Rite, Bi Rite creamery and Dolores Cafe, all excellent choices in their own way.

        I tried the roasted banana ice cream which had a nice rich flavor. I am sure I will go back and try more flavors. They had an abundance of people working there (perhaps in training mode) but everyone was happy and friendly and the neighborhood certainly was turning out in support.

        Looking forward to hearing experiences with other flavors, sundaes and they also had some homemade ice cream sandwiches which looked worth investigating.

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          asherandeva Dec 16, 2006 10:52 PM

          The Bi-Rite Creamery officially opened today (December 16) at 11 am. The ice cream is wonderful--I had the salted caramel and added a spiced pecan topping. The life-partner had a macaroon and dark chocolate ice cream sandwich, and widget #1 had the deepest, darkest chocolate brownie sundae imaginable. The ice cream is lighter and more flavorful than ice cream at Mitchell's. It tasted like something right until the end. I can't wait to try the coffee-toffee. Oh, and Sam's Sundae: chocolate ice cream with Bergaot olive oil, sea salt, and whipped cream. We are unabashed Bi-Rite fans, but even so, I think the ice cream is something special. Oh, and it's a pretty, warm place without the dopey pretension of a place like Sketch in Berkeley.

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            Bay Gelldawg Dec 16, 2006 09:41 PM

            Thanks. I should have been more patient.

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            1. re: Bay Gelldawg
              Melanie Wong Dec 16, 2006 09:49 PM

              More importantly, try the ice cream and let us know!

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              Bay Gelldawg Dec 16, 2006 07:52 PM

              Melanie:

              There are 97 posts in the link in your reply.

              Could you be more specific?

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              1. re: Bay Gelldawg
                Melanie Wong Dec 16, 2006 08:27 PM

                That url is for the specific post by "misti", just checked it again. Give the page time to load all the way, then it will land on the specific post highlighted in yellow.

                1. re: Bay Gelldawg
                  Atomica Dec 16, 2006 11:03 PM

                  I found it quickly by pressing Crtl + F and typing misti.

                2. Melanie Wong Dec 16, 2006 06:02 AM

                  misti's post -
                  http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

                  1. hhc Dec 16, 2006 05:27 AM

                    Did it open Fri 12/15/06 and anyone try it?

                    Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop
                    3692 18th St
                    SF CA 94110
                    415-626-5600

                    Winter hrs:
                    Closed Wed.
                    S, M, Tu & Th 11am-9pm
                    Fri& Sat 11am-10pm

                    website:
                    http://biritecreamery.com/index.html

                    1. Atomica Dec 6, 2006 09:29 PM

                      The website says Dec. 11.

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