Moo Creamery - Bakersfield - better than Dewar's?
It's sacrilegious in Bakersfield to say anything bad about Dewar's but I think Moo Creamery has better ice cream. They just opened on Truxton serving burgers, soups and salads, and deserts and ice cream using organic milk from Straus Family Creamery.
We tried the caramel, triple chocolate and cinnamon ice cream - all were very good. Also tried the chocolate malt and hot fudge sundae - again all excellent. The ice cream is very smooth and not super sweet.
They're a little hard to find, they are on Truxton between Oak and Mohawk.
One of the owners is former pasty chef with Patina group in LA and was involved with MILK on Beverly. Haven't tried any of the pastries yet.
Oh yea, the burger was great too.
4885 Truxtun Ave Suite B, Bakersfield, CA 93309
OK. Dewar's (100 year old) Ice Cream and Candy Shop has been on my to try list for a really long time. Even had it programmed in my Chow GPS but as of last week when I first read your post I still had not been there.
But Moo Creamery did sound interesting from your post and their website so I made the long trek to Bakersfield and am so glad that I did, thanks badseed! I ordered their BBQ Bacon Cheesburger (sharp cheddar, applewood smoked bacon, fried onion strings and house BBQ sauce) ordered rare $8.25 and it was very good. Fries were freshly cut (not the frozen factory pack ones) and pretty good served with a trio of dipping sauces.
I sampled several ice cream flavors including one with chunks of bacon in it. Their ice creams are indeed stupendous! High quality ingredients, expert preparation and some creative flavors.
Later in the day I stopped by Dewar's Ice Cream and Candy Shop where I sampled a couple of flavors and had a scoop in a cup. Now I was pretty sure that I would prefer the high quality ice cream at Moo over Dewar's and I am happy to report that I really enjoyed my scoop at Dewar's! There is room for both in a city the size of Bakersfield.
Yesterday I took my GF to Moo for lunch and I tried the Ahi Tuna Burger (fresh tuna with homemade teriyaki-ginger sauce, cucumber, scallions, arugula and mayo on a whole wheat bun) ordered rare $11.50 and GF had the Trio of Sliders (moo burger, bbq chicken and a sloppy joe all served on mini egg twist buns...) $9.25. We shared a 50/50 (beer-batter dipped onion rings and hand-cut fries with sea salt and fresh ground pepper) $3.75. We followed all this with, what a surprise, ice cream samples including tastes of their vanilla that was still soft as it was just out of their ice cream freezer. This place makes some damn wonderful ice cream, well worth the long drive from where ever!
Well we got some Costco gas and did some shopping but what to do before heading back towards home? Well what about a stop at Dewar's? GF never says "no" to more ice cream so we stopped there for some samples and a scoop each and while the ice cream is very good the place was, I hate to say it, filthy! They were very busy, the servers were very sweet and generous with samples but the managers need to keep an eye on things. Counter top and laminated menus were encrusted with melted and dried ice cream. Yuk. Hopefully an abberation but Moo is spotless which made the difference even more noticible.