I guess we're all going to have some time to finally catch up on those TV series we've been meaning to binge and all the books we've been hoping to read someday. Someday is now.
Milwaukee frozen custard
Leon Schneider wasn't the first to open a custard stand in Milwaukee, but he was one of the most influential. Even today, nearly a quarter century after Schneider's death, his Leon's drive-in on South 27th Street is a draw for locals and Milwaukee visitors alike.
While the fame of Gilles, Leon's, Kopp's and Culver's endures, through the years, dozens of other custard stands have come and gone. Here is a sampling of some of them, from the new book, "Milwaukee Frozen Custard."
Monday is the final tasting to pick a winner for Georgie Porgie's frozen custard flavor contest, held in honor of National Frozen Custard Day. Here are details on the five finalists. Free samples of all are available tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Creek restaurant.
As National Frozen Custard Day - which is Aug. 8 - approaches, there's a scoop or two of custard news emerging, as if from a classic Carvel Custard King machine.
When Gilles announced renovations last spring to Milwaukee's oldest surviving custard stand at 7515 W. Bluemound Rd. - and still one of the city's beloved favorites - you didn't have to worry about losing access to Gilliecookies or Those Things.
The popularity of Facebook groups like "Old Milwaukee" and OnMilwaukee's own urban spelunking series shows that Milwaukeeans have a passion for their city and its history. Indulge that passion with a gift rooted in our collective story. Here are a few ideas.
There are many things that make Milwaukee great. One is our custard. Milwaukeeans have been wild about this egg-laced frozen treat since at least the 1930s. But, where did it come from? How is it made? "Milwaukee Frozen Custard" has all that and more.
With so many flavors of day out there in the Milwaukee frozen custard landscape - did I mention my frozen custard book arrives in shops Monday? - it's hard to believe there are any untapped ideas anymore. But we've tried to come up with a few anyway.
In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, Georgie Porgie's Treefort Restaurants have organized a Flavor of the Day frozen custard contest. And after sampling scoops from more than 165 entries, we now know the five frozen custard flavor finalists.