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Old 06-24-2011, 09:16 AM
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Ice Cream is a summer must have so where are the best places for all kinds (hard, soft, flurries/blizzards, sundae's, milkshakes)?
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:19 AM
Location: Crafton, PA
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Remember When in Windgap is famous for their towering soft serve cones. That is all I've ever had there. The largest is so large that they actually need to walk it around through a side door as it won't fit through the window.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:26 AM
Location: Pittsburgh
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I don't think there are any really high quality ice creams in our area to the level of a Haagen Daz. Dave and Andy's is okay, but they don't use enough cream and it is a little thin. Brr-kee's in Oakmont is a little better, but has a big of a gum texture. Glens Custard in Springdale is a good custard stand and very popular. There is an ice cream place in the upper strip on Penn, but I felt that was like Hershey's ice cream, which is very low end and mostly air. Breyers used to be okay, but they are a gum ice cream now. I gave up on it all and eat Haagen Daz. I will eat ice cream at Dave and Andy's in Oakland, Brr-kee's and Glens every once in a great while. Sorry for being particular about ice cream. I also make it at home.

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Old 06-24-2011, 09:26 AM
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Dave and Andy's in Oakland..the aroma when you walk in can't be beat.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:29 AM
Location: Perry South, Pittsburgh, PA
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I still like DQ's ice cream, despite it being a chain.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:36 AM
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Klavon's is the place in the strip. It's good for us non-foodies for whom the ice cream is only part of the sundae and who like the old-time ice cream parlor atmosphere and supporting small local businesses.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:46 AM
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Bruster's Ice Cream is very good for a chain parlor, and the money you spend there stays in western Pennsylvania.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:55 AM
Location: Natrona Heights, PA
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I agree with h_curtis. If you are willing to go out of your way a bit Glen's Custard in Springdale is excellent!
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:56 AM
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I love custard soft serve and out here in the east, you can get good custard at Country Custard on Mars Hill Road just outside of Sutersville and at the Meadows in south Greensburg.

I also like Kerber's regular ice cream. They have a store just off of Rte. 30 in NHT across from where the new Wal Mart is going in.

Their original store is located off of Guffey Road in the Twp. Decent playground there for the kids and they have a lot of things in the fall for the kids to do.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:06 AM
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If we're talking the region and not just the city itself, Sarris in Canonsburg is a must.
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