Only four people know the Joshi family’s delicious secret. By carefully guarding the recipe for Nuts About Ice Cream's specially mixed ice creams, the Joshis ensure the quality and consistency of their frozen treats while also protecting their hard-won creation against imitators. Since placing their first perfectly rounded scoop of ice cream atop a cone in 1988, the Joshis have worked hard to forge unique ice creams and sorbets using skills honed at the Penn State Dairy Ice Cream School.
The ice creams and sorbets that come out of Nuts' kitchens are forged in small batches by chefs who avoid artificial additives when possible, opting instead for wholesome additions such as natural extracts and purées. Along with their roster of classic flavors, the ice creamists whip up specially ordered batches of exotic flavors using ingredients such as cardamom, rose-hip extract, lychee, and cabernet with a mysterious European accent.
In the front of the house, staffers behind the ice-cream parlor’s old-fashioned counter concoct all manner of treats, from cones and sundaes to thick milk shakes. Nuts About Ice Cream’s curbside pickup service facilitates on-the-go treat enjoyment, and a limited lunch menu offers hot and cold sandwiches and hot dogs.
It sounds strange, but Dan DiZio found the perfect pretzel machine hiding in a nondescript Florida garage. Once he saw it, he knew what he had to do. With help from his friend Len Lehman, DiZio hauled the equipment back to his native Philadelphia—where as a child he once sold homemade pretzels to his neighbors. He soon opened the original Philly Pretzel Factory. Today, nearly 15 years since first opening, Philly Pretzel Factory whips up fresh batches of secret-ingredient dough across 100 locations in eight states. The pretzels are twisted by hand into salted or cinnamon-sugar pretzels and pair with the shop's signature brand of mustard, or sweet blends of chocolate and butter-cream. The menu also tucks hot dogs and spicy sausages into pretzel rolls, and dusts salt on "rivets," or soft pretzel bites, which can top party trays or bind the masts of gravy boats.
Award Winning Victorian Tea Room by day, Country casual elegance by night. Enjoy over 50 flavors of tea as you enjoy a delicious 5 course meal. Bring a few friends, relax and enjoy the afternoon. American Cuisine is the theme in the evening highlighting regional local products. Enjoy a drink at the historic bar to start.
Every week, 16 new flavors of frozen yogurt fill So Fun! Frozen Yogurt's coolers, from the cheery orange swirl of mango tart to the decadent savory sweetness of Reese's peanut-butter cup. Customers grab a cup and help themselves to swirls of varied flavors, mixing and matching or sticking with a single base. Next, they progress to a toppings bar, where they layer yogurt with a scoop of cereal for an added crunch or slices of fresh fruit for an easier time smuggling the dessert into the gym. At the register, treats ring up by their weight, rendering the ratio of toppings to yogurt or yogurt to dinner completely up to the customer. Since the yogurt contains calcium, protein, and active live cultures, it can be considered a healthy alternative to many traditional desserts. Sugar-free and dairy-free options also lighten the calorie count.