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 V.14 No.31 | August 4 - 10, 2005 

The Dish

All the News That's Fit to Eat

Land of the free to choose from 33 different flavors.
Julie Huffman
Land of the free to choose from 33 different flavors.

If this ungodly summer heatwave makes you want to scream, look no further than I Scream Ice Cream. Burque's newest ice cream shop is super kid-friendly with spill-indifferent concrete floors and tons of nostalgic fun for everyone. Kids are encouraged to adorn their ice cream with the help of "topping tokens," which they can pump into low-set gumball machines filled with fixings like crushed Oreo's, Jelly Bellies and Fruity Pebbles. It's even fun for grown-ups. The "ISIC Wall of Sound," for example, is an impressive wall-mounted collection of records from the '50s and '60s with everything from Hank Williams, Sr., to British invasion imports. Doodads aside, the coolest thing about the shop has got to be the ice cream. All 33 of their hard-packed flavors are made by Creamland, right here in New Mexico. We tried two of them (lime sherbet and butter-pecan), and they tasted remarkably fresh and sweet. ISIC also serves up shakes, splits and other specialty treats to order, and most are between $1 and $5. Cheap! ISIC is located in The Shops at Carlisle (at the intersection of Claremont and Carlisle, just north of the Super Wal-Mart). Call 888-9420 for hours.

Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits is coming to the Duke City! Three entrepreneurs from Alamogordo recently broke ground on the project, promising that they'll launch the first-ever Albuquerque store in October. If you've never heard of them, Popeyes is a fast food franchise that's been serving New Orleans-style chicken and sides for more than 30 years. It's also the parent company of Copeland's Famous New Orleans Bar and Grill, which just happens to be right across the street from its Westside build site at Coors and 7 Bar Loop. I know, I know, it's a franchise. But hot damn, that's some mother-plucking good chicken!

In celebration of Albuquerque's 300th birthday, August has been selected as the city's Agricultural and Culinary Arts Month. That means we'll be treated to a full month of wine seminars, workshops and dinners that center around Albuquerque's superb culinary culture. Events run the gamut from free and family-oriented to swanky black tie affairs, all designed to wind us up for a huge TVI culinary competition and restaurant showcase at the end of the month. Oh yeah—we'll be there. Check out the Alibi community calendar and Lucky 7 picks for more information on what's cooking this week.

If it weren't for all you tipsters out there, "The Dish," would never happen. If you've got news for me, e-mail food@alibi.com, call 346-0660 ext. 260 or fax 256-9651. The juiciest tidbits will be rewarded.


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