Category Archives: dessert

Scarlet Scoop

Cuisine: Ice Cream

Visiting Scarlet Scoop is like stepping into a dream. This little ice cream shop transports you back in time to your childhood when your life’s ambition was to eat as much candy as possible. The black and white old-timey newsprint wallpaper makes the shocking rainbow of edible colors stand out all the more. Almost every square inch of counter space is devoted to massive lollipops, jawbreakers as big as your face, vintage mints, a million different kinds of taffy, and much, much more. But you’re not here for any of that because beneath the counters are tubs of rich, creamy ice cream. What really sets Scarlet Scoop apart, though, are the custom mixed flavors they serve throughout the year. They always manage to come up with something that perfectly matches the time of year while being delicious no matter when you drop in, hot or cold. Any time is a good time for Scarlet Scoop.
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Weeping Willow Cafe

Cuisine: Sandwiches, Baked Goods

While it’s difficult to resist jumping straight to dessert at the Weeping Willow, do yourself a favor and have lunch. You’ll be glad you did when your sandwich on homemade bread arrives alongside a cup of the best tomato basil soup around. The Weeping Willow has a small menu of sandwiches and salads as well as a soup du jour or two. The tomato basil is offered most days and it’s not to be missed. In fact, the Willow is the kind of place where you can confidently order the same meal every time: Willow sandwich with a cup of the tomato basil. Turkey, ham, swiss, provolone, and Caesar dressed lettuce with a generous dollop of pesto make for the perfect sandwich. Only then, if you still have room, should you treat yourself to the display case of fresh baked goods and a nice cup of coffee.
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