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Prettypoodle Mar 22, 2010 02:13 PM

I need to find a place to get ice cream (etc) semi near the Waccovia for after a game/show, so a place open until atleat 11 pm on weekends (Sat night specifically)
Any ideas?
Thanks!

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    athena877 Apr 1, 2010 05:51 PM

    Mmmm....ice cream.....
    Here's my take on the options available in Center City:

    * Capogiro: definitely the best in terms of interesting and innovative flavors (love the dark chocolate and the hazelnut baccio) , and the texture is creamy without being overwhelming (probably because it's gelato instead of ice cream). My favorite!
    * Franklin Fountain: more "traditional" than capogiro in terms of flavors but the ice cream sundaes and the floats can't be beat!
    * Scoop DeVille: really yummy mix-in combos are the highlight of this place. The flavors and toppings alone aren't that special, but mixed all together they are amazing!
    * Sweet Endings: fro-yo with do-your-own toppings. The toppings are mostly fruit, so it's a healthy option, but the flavors of the fro-yo itself aren't anything to write home about
    * Yogorino: more European-style, the fro-yo truly tastes like frozen yogurt (i.e. the tangy, not super sweet flavor of yogurt) instead of ice cream. The toppings are good, and it's not as heavy as other do-your-own topping places.
    * Sprinkles: this might be kind of far because it's in University City, but I LOVE this place! Mix-and-match flavors of non-fat (but still tasty) fro-yo, and tons of toppings to choose from. Definitely better than Sweet Endings.

    Have fun!

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      Prettypoodle Apr 1, 2010 07:35 PM

      MMMMM! Thank you! I so want ice cream now.

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      padovana Mar 23, 2010 11:52 AM

      If you're willing to drive, I'd go with Franklin Fountain or a Capogiro location (I think they're open fairly late?)

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        Prettypoodle Mar 30, 2010 11:38 AM

        We went to Franklin Fountain Saturday night. It was crowded and a little pricey, but it was so good and well worth it, even though we had to park on Walnut St! Thank you so much for the recomendation!

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        Philly Ray Mar 22, 2010 02:41 PM

        Depending on what time of year, you can go to Pop's Water Ice on 13th and Oregon Ave (They offer a few soft-serve and regular ice cream flavors).

        Otherwise, there is Millie's on 15th and Shunk, but I'm not sure if they are open that late.

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          Prettypoodle Mar 22, 2010 02:59 PM

          I guess I should have said we'd like to sit,eat and chat too. We could go into Center City if we must (we will have cars). Any other ideas? Thanks!

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