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Sunday is National Ice Cream Day, Where are you Coning?

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jackattack Jul 14, 2012 02:54 PM

I think it's going to be a tour of the mysterious ice cream triangle for me! (search previous topics for info on the mystery).

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    jackattack RE: jackattack Jul 14, 2012 02:59 PM

    Oh okay, I'll help you out. After all ,it's National Ice Cream weekend.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/432670

    1. Bob Dobalina RE: jackattack Jul 14, 2012 07:32 PM

      I started early - grape nut custard at Louie's in Somerville. Very generously sized single for $3.50.

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        catsmeow RE: Bob Dobalina Jul 15, 2012 06:16 AM

        Bob...I started early too and had the exact same thing yesterday!

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          southie_chick RE: catsmeow Jul 15, 2012 09:36 AM

          I'm actually "celebrating" at home with a pint of Graeter's strawberry chocolate chip, sitting on the deck, looking at the ducks on the pond (& recoving from yesterday's "girls nite out"). : )

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            DrMag RE: southie_chick Jul 15, 2012 09:58 AM

            Ooh, where did you get Graeter's around here? I've totally missed it since I left Cincinnati.

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              catsmeow RE: DrMag Jul 15, 2012 10:13 AM

              I get it at Fresh Market in Hingham at the new shipyard development on rte 3A. They also have Graetner's sorbet. Right now, I think that's the only place carrying it in the Boston area. They'll give you a bag of ice to take with you so it stays frozen. Ask for the ice when checking out at the register. I live in downtown Boston and bring a little cooler, and that with the ice does the trick.

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                Prav RE: catsmeow Jul 15, 2012 11:35 AM

                How does Graeter's compare to Boston's ice cream choices, say, Toscanini's?

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                  catsmeow RE: Prav Jul 15, 2012 06:01 PM

                  Much richer feel to it. The chocolate in the favors with "chips" is huge chunks of premium chocolate that are so big that I take some of them out and have them at a later time with tea.

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                    quirkydeb RE: catsmeow Jul 16, 2012 05:37 AM

                    I think Toscanini's is much better flavor and texture-wise than Graeters--although Tosci's textures vary from ice cream to ice cream. Where Graeters shines is the chip flavors, which, as catsmeow wrote, have outrageous chunks of chocolate.

                    I went for Cold Fusion gelato at Olea in Brookline Village to celebrate.

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              treb RE: southie_chick Jul 15, 2012 12:18 PM

              tough not being 16 anymore, funny when I look in to the mirror I see a senior in high school. BTW - classy choice to fend off that hair-of-the-dog!

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          Isolda RE: jackattack Jul 15, 2012 04:00 PM

          My family just walked down to Rancatore's in Lexington. I pureed some orange honeydew melon from Wilson Fams with some vanilla Breyer's and made myself a delicious melon frappe.

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