Poppy (my maternal grandfather) loved saying: I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream! Up until his late 80s, he indulged in whole-milk, pure ice cream on a daily-or-weekly basis, yet always maintained a lean physique. I inherited the ice cream hobby from him, and wish he was around to join me at The Meatball Shop. I know he would melt for their homemade ice cream sandwiches.
The mix-and-match list of sandwich choices and ice cream options are all winners. I usually go for the chocolate chip cookie paired with mint ice cream. My mouth waters as I type this up for you.
Recently, I had dinner with one of my nearest & dearest girlfriends at The Meatball Shop on Greenwich Avenue. Just as we received our dessert, general manager and co-owner, Michael Chernow, popped by our table to tell us we were sending out good vibes. We chatted him up for a minute, mostly praising his model meatball and ideal ice cream. His energy seemed as fresh and real as the food he serves up.
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