From Our Editors
An ice cream cone and a power ballad. The perfect combination, at least when it comes to founder and local musician Tyler Holcomb. Rock N Roll a la mode sits at the nexus of his favorite things: music and sweets. Live band performances, kid karaoke, and a video wall playing music videos set the tone for this dessert destination, where chalkboard menus show 32 flavors of ice cream, all delivered fresh from the mysterious wonderland known as Wisconsin. The staff scoops those frozen treats into waffle cones, blends them into shakes, and uses them to make floats. Glass display cases, meanwhile, look in on the day's cupcake varieties, which represent a selection of the shop's 189 total flavors with names such as Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and PB XXL. If that weren't enough, an entire wall of the shop brims with gummy bears, German chocolate, and other bulk candies.
It's not all sugar and guitar riffs, though. Rock N Roll a la mode's menu also covers a few more savory items, namely burgers and signature jumbo hot dogs. The latter come in several classic varieties—like Chicago-style—and more inventive forms, including the Nirvana with its coleslaw, mustard, and onion toppings.