Ice Cream in Midtown

Having a pregnant wife can make almost any meal an exercise in craving fulfillment.

That said, after lunch this afternoon (Rocky Mountain Pizza) my wife lamented the lack of ice cream choices in Midtown. She mourned the passing of Bruster’s (a personal fave) and Jake’s (and latter, whatever it was called before it closed).

I suggested Marble Slab Creamery on 5th, but she was concerned about walking in the heat (hey, she’s pregnant!) and parking. There’s also a Cold Stone Creamery in Atlantic Station, but both of those don’t feel quite as local as we were thinking (not that Bruster’s is local, but it feels homey).

Does anyone have a secret haunt for frozen treats in Midtown they’re willing to share? I’m all ears.

11 Comments so far

  1. James (unregistered) on March 28th, 2007 @ 7:34 pm

    Regarding the walk to the Marble Slab on 5th, not many people realize that the Georgia Tech bus services are free to everyone, not just students and faculty. The Tech Trolley runs between the Midtown MARTA station and the student rec center with a stop, you guessed it, right in front of the Marble Slab on 5th…


  2. barbecuesteve (unregistered) on March 28th, 2007 @ 8:22 pm

    The Zesto on Ponce, or the Dairy Queen on North Ave?


  3. Maigh (unregistered) on March 28th, 2007 @ 8:56 pm
  4. Maigh (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 6:10 am

    I was on the phone when I posted that last night, damn multi-tasking! I should add I actually walked down there after dinner last night (and before seeing your post) and they were closed. I don’t know what the ‘ell their hours are and I’m too lazy to look them up, but they are “back”…


  5. Seth (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 7:37 am

    Thanks, Maigh. Much obliged.


  6. abby (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 8:45 am

    you can park in the tech square parking deck (behind the hotel, entrance on spring st) for a dollar an hour.

    ooooh, i got some of that delicious mexican hot chocolate ice cream at maigh’s jake’s just the other day. or you could always go for paolo’s in the highlands. and if that’s too crowded, there’s a ben and jerry’s down the street.


  7. gretagretchen (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 7:32 pm

    Anyone have any 411 on the Brewster’s on Moreland & Ormewood?


  8. Trae (unregistered) on March 31st, 2007 @ 2:04 pm

    Ben and Jerrys!


  9. Maigh (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 3:32 pm

    GREATAGRETCHEN I’m not sure what kind of scoop (hee hee) you’re looking for, but the one on Monroe @ the Midtown Center/Plaza/Promanad? closed recently…


  10. Maigh (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 3:39 pm

    Oh and Seeth, I finally de-lazied myself to provide you and your lovey with this nugget:
    Jake’s @ Irwin St Market
    Tues-Sun
    11am – 6pm
    http://www.jakesicecream.com

    Someone should slip him a note about staying open late enough to actually be a desert destination.

    http://www.irwinstreetmarket.com/


  11. JP (unregistered) on April 8th, 2007 @ 9:32 pm

    You can try out Urban Grind on Marietta Street. The serve Jake’s ice cream and stay open pretty late. Whole Foods on Ponce also serves Gelato and there is also a Baskin Robbins over there. Hopefully with all the new high rises, an ice cream shop will open!



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