Friday, October 5, 2012

TGIF: the Ice Cream Bar, San Francisco

Last Friday, Scharffen Berger hosted its second annual San Francisco Bakery Crawl to kick off their annual Chocolate Adventure Contest. The crawl is always a blast to go on, being an awesome chance to visit several of the "hot right now" SF bakeries without having to worry about traffic and parking around the city! Score! :) One of the stops on this year's tour was The Ice Cream Bar, which is this awesome old-fashioned ice cream counter and soda fountain that makes you feel as if you've stepped off the street from modern-day San Francisco into a time warp back to the wonderful art deco age of the 1930s. Though we didn't get to try any of the Ice Cream Bar's famed ice cream sodas, they did serve up some delicious ice cream sandwiches, and I'm itching to make another trip back to the 1930s Cole Valley to try their soda offerings. --that and I'm such a sucker for art deco anything. :)

(though in an odd counterpoint, every time I think of soda jerks, I get this song stuck in my head.)

Happy Friday, and I hope everyone has a great first weekend of October! (already?! yikes!)

[A big thanks to Scharffen Berger for hosting me on the bakery crawl. As always, I would never write about anything here that I didn't personally try and like enough to want to share it with everyone.]


  1. A wave of nostalgia hits me as I look over this post! Delightful.

  2. incredible photographs! they're so elegant.

  3. The Kitchen BoudoirOctober 6, 2012 at 6:54 AM

    The aesthetic of this place is fabulous - your photos capture it so beautifully. It feels like the kind of place that a part of you actually time-travels. I've felt that way when eating at this little diner in Toronto called 'The Ace' - as they've kept all the original fixings, booths, etc. from the late 30s/early 40s and when I stayed at The Jane Hotel in NYC - felt like I was about to board the Titanic!

  4. Jacqueline @ A Happy DayOctober 6, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    oh yum! and their hats... love it.

  5. Dawn | KitchenTravelsOctober 9, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Stephanie - it was great to meet you at the Bakery Crawl, and to have a chance to peek at the inaugural edition of your Sated mag. Love your photos! xo, Dawn

  6. Eeek! So wished I lived closer to a place like this! Or maybe that's a bad thing.... I'd probably be there al the time. Love your photo's!

  7. Loved how this post is in black and white. Definitely transports the reader to a different time <3

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