[William Klayer, from June]
Summer is winding down (or not!) ... thought we'd check in with David Yoo, the proprietor of the incoming Davey's Ice Cream at 137 First Ave. between St. Mark's Place and East Ninth Street.
Yoo, a graphic designer who switched careers to ice cream shop entrepreneur, originally had hoped to open in late July or early August... We asked him for the scoop (sorry, that was awful): The grand opening is set for Sept. 13.
"We're pretty late into the summer season, so we've been revising our seasonal flavors for the late-summer/early-fall."
Our year-round flavors include:
- Mexican vanilla bean (real vanilla)
- chocolate chocolate
- strong coffee (Kenya single-origin coffee beans from Birch Coffee)
- roasted pistachio nut (real pistachio)
Our rotational flavors reflect seasonal themes using the best available ingredients at farmer's markets when possible. These flavors will change often:
- camp s'mores (graham cracker ice cream with chocolate chunks and roasted marshmallows)
- fresh peaches & cream
- fresh sweet corn with salty caramel swirl
- blackpepper watermelon sorbet
"We make the ice cream entirely from scratch in the store. We use the best milk and cream from Battenkill Creamery and crack egg yolks into our ice cream mix every morning," Yoo said. "I know It's been taking me some time to get this shop open, but I want to be absolutely sure I'm providing only the freshest and highest quality ice cream out there. It will be worth it! I hope..."
Previously on EV Grieve:
More details on Davey's Ice Cream, opening later this summer on First Avenue