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Reasons to be Cheerful - ice cream shop in West Concord

Bob Dobalina Oct 6, 2011 06:05 AM

Saw this item on Boston.com - http://www.boston.com/yourtown/concor...

Not a fan of the name, but like the use of local ingredients.

Anyone been?

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    frond Oct 6, 2011 06:15 AM

    Yes, I have been. The ice cream is good with a nice range of flavors. It isn't as rich as some of the premium store brands. It is a nice addition to West Concord. I wish my company wasn't moving to Waltham in two weeks. :( I agree the name is odd. It doesn't connote ice cream.

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      Allstonian Oct 6, 2011 06:29 AM

      I dunno - the name doesn't NOT connote ice cream, and it's not unappetizing or anything. Besides, I'm an Ian Dury fan, so I like it.

      1. re: frond
        Bob Dobalina Oct 6, 2011 06:30 AM

        There is some precedent for non-ice-cream-connoting names. My favorite ice cream shop is Dr. Mike's in Bethel, CT. The name comes from the owner, who was formerly a dentist, but then defected.

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          bear Oct 6, 2011 12:05 PM

          Sounds promising. Thanks for the heads-up.

          As far as names go, my favorite place is Meletharb in Wakefield. Not exactly evocative of a delicious cone but boy is that ice cream creamy.

      2. LauraBear Oct 6, 2011 06:32 AM

        The proprietor has been working for a long time to get this store opened. My friend across the street is thrilled that it is bringing more people to W Concord. I hope you give it a try and let us all know how it is!

        1. StriperGuy Oct 6, 2011 12:46 PM

          Reasons to be cheerful are three: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcjh1a...

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            Alcachofa Oct 6, 2011 01:28 PM

            Arg, you beat me to it! *shakes fist* That's the first thing I thought of, 1, 2, 3.

            Is this related to the hot dog joint, Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick?

            1. re: Alcachofa
              StriperGuy Oct 6, 2011 01:46 PM

              Das is gut... hit me, hit me, hit me.

              Personally: I'm spasticus, I'm spasticus...

              Speaking of Peppermint, I actually saw Ian Dury at the Peppermint Lounge in NYC in 1980 ? something.

            2. re: StriperGuy
              Bob Dobalina Oct 6, 2011 01:33 PM

              Maybe they have Rhythm (Peppermint) Stick ...?

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