Follow us:

All You Can Eat

Trend-setting restaurants, Northwest cookbooks, local food news and the people who make them happen.

April 29, 2008 at 4:01 PM

I scream, you scream: Where’s the free ice cream?

So, what are we, chopped liver? That’s what my one of my pals wanted to know after she went online today, hot on the trail of a free scoop from Ben & Jerry’s. She told me the company was giving away free ice cream today at selected “scoop shops” in honor of its 30th birthday , yet she was dismayed to find the Ben & Jerry’s website listing only three franchises doing the giveaway. Worse, the closest one (by far) was in Kirkland. Now, what was that they used to say about “never trust anyone over 30?”

But wait a minute, I wondered. Isn’t there a Ben & Jerry’s in Ballard? Nope: closed. What about University Village? Gone. (After a call to U-Village management I was told B&J is relocating to Green Lake and expected to open there sometime next month. Meanwhile, the former Ben & Jerry’s is set to become a Red Mango, but that’s not expected to open till summer’s end.)

As for the dearth of Ben & Jerry’s locally? Oh, well. I guess Seattleites are just too busy knocking back frozen yogurt, hitting up their neighborhood Baskin-Robbins , eating Chunky Monkey in the comfort of their living rooms or spending their hard-earned cash on creamier, dreamier gelato. And speaking of which: Seattle’s own Maria Coassin is celebrating the “grand re-opening” of Gelatiamo this week (after its remodel early this year) by offering a complimentary gelato to all comers on Thursday, May 1st, from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Stop by her Third and Union store then, and remember: it’s gelato. So, no screaming!

Comments | More in Food news

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►