Friday, March 23, 2012
Readers say when it comes to unique flavors and quality, Doozle's has the best ice cream.
The votes have been cast and we have a winner in our ice cream challenge. Doozle's in Florissant picked up the most votes to claim the victory. Here's how the voting broke down. Thanks to everyone who voted and who nominated a choice location. Disagree with the votes? Got something to say about the winner? Let us know below. Also, feel free to leave a review on any of the shops in the challenge by rating them on the business listing. Check back on Monday for next week's Dining Debate!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Three locations have been selected, including two frozen custard spots. Vote for your favorite place to get ice cream, frozen yogurt or frozen custard.
For this week's Patch Dining Debate, we asked readers to name their favorite ice cream shop. Thanks to those of you who commented and told us your pick! This week, three locations were nominated: You can cast your vote for your favorite among the finalists by submitting your answer in the poll below. Once you've voted click on your favorite ice cream location and leave a review. Voting will continue through Thursday, and ends at 5 p.m. Check back Friday morning to find out who has been chosen as this week's Dining Debate Champion for having the best ice cream, frozen yogurt or frozen custard. After you've voted, be sure to tell us in the comments' section below why your favorite is the best. And if you think we missed a great frozen treat …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Whether you enjoy the lighter option, the egg based option or some creamy delight, let Patch know what's the Reader's Choice for best ice cream, frozen custard or frozen yogurt.
Welcome to "Dining Debate," a column aimed at sharing the best foodie finds in our area: Florissant, Hazelwood and Maryland Heights. This weekly feature invites you to nominate and vote on your favorite places for a variety of eats and treats. How does it work? Every Monday, we will ask you to tell us your favorite place for a certain edible item. This week we're looking for a good cold treat. We want to know: Where's the best ice cream, frozen yogurt or frozen custard shop? You can let us know your favorite spot by commenting below. You will be able to submit your vote through 5 p.m. Tuesday. Then what? We will post your nominations in an article Wednesday morning. Then it will be time to vote again—this time for the "Dining Debate" …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
After tasting what each place has to offer, our judges have rendered a final decision.
Our lucky panel of judges had the opportunity to sample both of Florissant’s worthwhile frozen custard contenders, but there can be only one winner. Before we give you the final verdict, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of both Fritz’s and Doozle’s. Fritz’s has a retro feel to it. The walk-up windows, fading signs and expansive carport make it feel like the kind of place your grandparents went for a date when they were in high school. There’s a lot to be said for that kind of tradition and legacy. Doozle’s has a much more modern look to it. This feels like a fast food joint from the 1990s with shiny trim, red tables and most of all, the wonderful convenience of a drive-through. Unlike the retro Fritz’s, Doozle’s has a website full of…
Thursday, August 18, 2011
We're judging the coolest summer treats in Florissant to see who's got the best.
For the second week of our frozen custard battle, our panel of lucky judges sampled Doozle’s Frozen Custard. Like Fritz’s, it sits on South New Florissant Road, though closer to the Interstate 270. The red and white exterior has a modern fast-food look instead of a retro '50s style. You can park your car and order at the front counter, or take advantage of the convenient drive-through to satisfy your creamy dessert needs. Staple flavors of chocolate and vanilla soft serve complement a flavor of the day. It also offers a variety of premade treats including ice cream sandwiches made with custard, drumsticks (a sugar cone filled with custard and topped with a crunchy chocolate coating and nuts) and ice cream cakes made with custard. Doozle's …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
We explain the difference between ice cream, frozen yogurt and frozen custard in time for our custard showdown.
Believe it or not, once upon a time, all frozen dairy treats were what we now call frozen custard. In fact, most of the ice cream people make at home is technically frozen custard. “Custard is thicker, richer and creamier than ice cream,” Chris Barnhart, an employee of Fritz’s Frozen Custard in Florissant, said. “The secret is we still use the egg yolk in our recipe. It’s a lot more creamy and delicate. I think it also makes for a better taste than ice cream.” According to the International Dairy Foods Association, by federal law, a product sold as ice cream has to contain at least 10 percent milk fat. It can be sold in any form from the familiar densely packed Ben and Jerry’s pints to soft serve. Frozen yogurt is similar to ice cream but …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Popular Baskin-Robbins creamery to offer 31-cent scoops of ice cream on Wednesday night.
The Florissant Baskin-Robbins is rolling back the price of a single scoop of ice cream to 31 cents on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Each customer can receive up to three scoops at the special price. It’s part of a company-wide promotion to kick off ice cream season and to thank loyal customers. The company’s annual 31-Cent Scoop Night also pays tribute to firefighters and benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). The foundation honors fallen firefighters and provides assistance to their families. Additionally, the organization provides firefighters with training and offers the public information on fire prevention. As part of the event, the Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation will donate $100,000 to the foundation. …
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Ruiz Mexican Restaurant serves some delicious and other not-so-yummy items that are vegetarian-friendly.
Ruiz Mexican Restaurant offers vegetarian items on their menu, but the quality of those items is debatable. When I first looked at their menu, I was happy to see that they have appetizers, fajitas and burritos that are vegetarian friendly. If you are a vegetarian, steer clear of their refried beans (frijoles) as my server informed me that they're made with lard. He also told me that the rice (arroz) is typically served with a meat topping as well, so be sure to specify that you are a vegetarian and do not want the meat. To start the meal off, my friend Olivia and I dug into the complimentary chips and salsa that were served at our table. A few of the chips were a bit stale, but the nice kick of the fresh salsa counteracted that for the …