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Leena Eats: A sexy sundae from Humphrey Slocombe in SF

By on Jul 13, 2011 in California, Ice cream, Leena Eats, San Francisco | 0 comments

A thing of simple beauty: the tin roof sundae from Humphrey Slocombe in San Francisco. During the past two months of my new baby’s life, I have been determined not to lose sight of the activities I loved the most before she arrived, cooking and dining out among them. Cooking has definitely been the more difficult of the two activities (Ever try opening the oven door with a baby strapped in a carrier across your chest? They come a LITTLE too close to actually falling in the oven.). So I’ve been trying to eat out as much as possible, and one of my little excursions with the baby has been to Humphrey Slocombe, an artisan ice cream shop in SF’s Mission neighborhood. On this trip, I sampled their staple flavor, Secret Breakfast (bourbon and cornflake ice cream), which was surprisingly delicious. But the stand out? The tin roof sundae, which consisted of vanilla ice cream,...

Amuse bouche: Make your own ice cream machine

By on Dec 9, 2010 in amuse bouche, Food News | 1 comment

A Massachusetts-based company, MooBella, has created a machine that can make custom flavors of hard scoop ice cream in 40 seconds. Customers can choose between premium and low-fat ice cream, then from 12 flavors, followed by three mix-ins, like chocolate chips. There are 45 machines throughout the New England area, with plans on expanding to college campuses, airports and museums in the Northeast. Source: November 19, 2010 VentureBeat.com article ******************************** Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain....

Leena Eats: Artisan Ice Cream Goodness- Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous in SF

By on Oct 20, 2010 in California, Food Porn, Leena Eats, San Francisco, The Gastronomical Leena | 2 comments

Ah, Dogpatch. An up and coming hood on the southern end of San Francisco, a mix of trendy eateries and factories turned into work spaces. To be honest, I never would have stumbled upon this hood if I didn’t work in it, but I am so glad it happened. Artisan ice cream is clearly a food trend the Bay area is obsessed with, and frankly, I have no problem with that. From Ici in Berkeley to Humphry Slocombe in the Mission, from Bi-Rite Creamery all the way to the newly opened Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous in Dogpatch, I’ve made it my personal responsibility to try them all. Come. Drool at my food porn. This shop is simply great. Well worth the trip outside the main part of the city, and hey, there’s a light rail stop, like, two blocks from here. So go! ~LTG! *********************************** Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous 699 22nd Street San Francisco, CA 94107 (415)...