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Any upcoming events of interest to organic locavore gardener-foodie types?

I'm looking for an event to take my foodie/organo-locavore pal to as a bday present I'm pretty new to the area. She has surveyed farmer's markets and such. Abstractly, I'm thinking of tasting events or attending the recording of a foodie radio show or something in that department.

I'm fine with restaurant events, I'm just looking for something more structured than eating out.

Thanks for your ideas!

Jan 28, 2012
RhileighAlmgren in Washington DC & Baltimore

The best ice cream in the US (reachable by JetBlue)

Oh, i love Roadfood. Thanks for the suggestion!

Aug 24, 2010
RhileighAlmgren in General Topics

The best ice cream in the US (reachable by JetBlue)

Thanks for all the awesome suggestions!

Aug 24, 2010
RhileighAlmgren in General Topics

The best ice cream in the US (reachable by JetBlue)

I used to live in Seattle, and I've never been to Molly Moon's. Thanks for the great suggestions.

Aug 22, 2010
RhileighAlmgren in General Topics

The best ice cream in the US (reachable by JetBlue)

Done! Thanks for helping me winnow those out. I'll definitely be checking out York and Ottho, but I'm not sure how far into PA I'm going to get. Manning will at the least stay on my "to do" list. Every time I read your Ottho flavor recommendations, my stomach contracts. Can't wait!

Aug 22, 2010
RhileighAlmgren in General Topics

The best ice cream in the US (reachable by JetBlue)

Ah, thanks for pointing out my list error. I meant to remove those from my shared list. I'm keeping track of them offline though, because Jeni's and Graeter's sound terrific. I'll have to plan another trip with different transportation.

Aug 22, 2010
RhileighAlmgren in General Topics

The best ice cream in the US (reachable by JetBlue)

Thanks Cathleen! I am looking for the best ice cream that is sold in a shop. I appreciate your help paring shops off the list. I think that will be the hardest part.

Aug 22, 2010
RhileighAlmgren in General Topics

The best ice cream in the US (reachable by JetBlue)

Dear Chow-folk,

I need help picking the best ice cream shops in the country to visit over the course of 30 days.

I got a JetBlue "all you can jet" pass for Sept 7-Oct 8, and I plan to sample the best ice cream shops in the country. Unfortunately JetBlue doesn't fly to some places with great ice cream, like Ohio, MI, and WI. I've also excluded some places that are hard to get to without a car outside of the mid-Atlantic region. And, although my list includes California places, I'm going to focus on places outside California while I have the flight pass.

I've put together a rough list of candidates based on several sources, including the great chow thread here from 2006: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/324492

I put the candidate list at the bottom of this post, and an editable version on Google docs ( http://tinyurl.com/BestIceCreamUSA ). Any input you have is welcome and can be made at either place.

Here are my specific questions:

What should I add to the list?
What should I remove from the list?
Do you recommend particular flavors?

This is primarily an ice cream list, and I want to limit distractions, but I've already got a few gelato places on the list. Frozen pop suggestions are welcome too.

To give you a sense of the kind of ice cream I like, my favorite ice cream stores so far are Bi-Rite (SF) and Scoops (LA).

My pass excludes flights operated by Cape Air (to Cape Cod and nearby islands) and foreign destinations cost extra, so I'm excluding those too.

Thanks! I haven't figured out entirely how I'm going to track my progress, but I'll post updates or links here when I figure that out.

Here's the list (Name followed by metro area):
Angel Sweet Gelato, Phoenix
applegate farm, NYC
Bassett's, Philadelphia
Bellvale Creamery, NYC
Bi-Rite Creamey, SF Bay Area
Blue Bell Ice Cream, Texas (Austin?
)Bulgarini Gelato, LA
Capannaris, Chicago
Carl's, Fredericksburg VA
Chinatown Icecream Factory, NYC
Cones, NYC
Creole Creamery, New Orleans
Dave and Andy's, Pittsburgh
Delicieuse, LA
Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Laboratory, San Louise Obispo
Downtown Bakery & Creamery, 70 miles from SF Bay Area
Dr. Mike's Ice Cream Factory, NYC/CT
Fairfax Scoop, SF Bay Area
Far Fars, Boston
Farr's Fresh, Utah
Flamingo Crossing, Key West
FOSSELMAN'S, LA
Franklin Fountain, Philadephia
Gerenser's Exotic Ice Cream, New Hope PA
Gifford's, DC
HALO PUB, NYC
Herrell's, Boston
Ici Ice Cream, SF Bay Area
Jake's Ice Cream., Atlanta
Joe's, SF Bay Area
JP Licks, Boston
Kimball Farms, Boston
Kline's Dairy Bar, Harrisonburg VA
Lappert, Monterey CA and Los Angeles
Margies Candies, Chicago
Marianne's Ice Cream, Santa Cruz CA
Mariposa Ice Cream, San Diego
max and mina's, NYC
McConnell's Fine Ice Creams, Santa Barbara CA
Meyer Dairy, State College PA
Mitchell's, SF Bay Area
Moxley's Ice Cream Parlor, Baltimore
Oberweiss, Chicago
PALATERIA FERNANDEZ, NYC
Paradis, LA
Premise Made, between Allentown and Reading PA.
Purity Ice cream, ithaca NY
Richardson's Dairy, Boston
Rick's, SF Bay Area
Robin Rose Ice Cream & Chocolate, LA
Ronnybrook Farms, NYC
Scoops, Los Angeles
Shubert's Ice Cream and Candy, Chico
Snoqualmie Gourmet, Seattle
Teo's, Austin
Toscanini, Boston
University Creamery, Penn State
Yellow Snow Ice Cream, Utah
Zozo's Juice & Grille, NYC

Aug 20, 2010
RhileighAlmgren in General Topics