Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I scream

Last night the gang was about to head out for boardwalk pizza for dinner when it suddenly struck me that it was burger night at the Purple Parrot.

The Purple Parrot usually sells a full pound burger for $13.50 but on Mondays they're half price. That's right - $6.75 for a full pound hamburger cooked any way you like it with a toppings bar! You can add as much or as little lettuce, tomato, bacon, raw onions, sauteed onions, sauteed mushrooms, cheese, mayo, ketchup, and mustard as you like to your giant burger. I knew this would be a big hit with the big eaters staying with us this week.

I was correct. All 8 of us ordered the giant burgers, though several couldn't finish them. The burgers tasted great and we enjoyed the great 80s music coming from the bar area.

Afterward we strolled down the boardwalk and the kids played a couple games at the arcade, winning a Rasta Banana, and then we decided to get ice cream for dessert.

For many years I've been a Kohr Brothers soft-serve purist. There are some things, like soft serve, that simply don't need improving. For years I've gotten soft-serve cones there, until Thad & Steven introduced us to The Ice Cream Store. Its not that we hadn't seen it before - we'd walked past it 1,001 times - but had never gotten ice cream there. Thad told us about the exotic, borderline insane ice cream flavors they offer and got us hooked. So we took the family to The LinkIce Cream Store.

Here's just a short sampling of some of their ice cream flavors:
  • bacon
  • beer
  • motor oil
  • Lucky Charms
  • Mountain Dew
  • booger
  • better than sex
  • dip your fries
  • the ice cream your parents warned you about
  • garlic amaretto chip
  • Elvis impersonator
  • looks like Viagra
  • King Kong
  • junk in the trunk
and many more!

David got booger with better than sex and the ice cream your parents warned you about. Spouse got salted caramel with pistachio and chocolate addiction. I got cake batter with Reese's cups and chocolate addiction.

It was absolutely amazing!!

Not sure you'd like these wacky flavors? Well, there's no need to take a risk - just ask for a taste. The staff is happy to give you a little taste of any flavors you want to try. I tried the bacon ice cream but thought it tasted like vanilla. I was really surprised that I liked the beer ice cream so much!

We really had a fun night with the family on the boardwalk.


anne marie in philly said...

ooooooh, add the ice cream store to my list of MUST DOs!

I don't eat beef, so the hamburger is right out!

Ron said...

You speak the truth again! The burgers at the Parrot are fabulous! They taste like hamburges should taste and you just can't beat the price on Monday night for a pound of meat. I've never tried the Ice Cream Store. I've been turned off my the names of the flavors (Booger ice cream is supposed to attract?) but since you've recommended it, I'll give it a try. Thanks for the tip!