Dandy Don’s Ice Cream client Cafe Cordiale turns 25 this year. As part of the celebration, they’re running a Maine lobster special for the month of October. From Sunday through Thursday you can get a lobster tail and two filet mignon medallions with sweet-potato fries and veggies for $20. What a sweet deal! Don’t forget to order a scoop of our Vanilla or Chocolate ice cream for dessert ($6). Happy Anniversary Cafe Cordiale!
As part of Dine LA Restaurant Week, participating restaurants all over Los Angeles County will offer specially priced 3-course meals (app, entree, dessert) for lunch and dinner. Prices range from $16-$44 depending on the restaurant. Some of Dandy Don’s clients are taking part in this event including BoHo, Cafe Bizou, Cafe Was, The Farm of Beverly Hills, Kitchen 24, Monsoon Cafe and The Sunset. This promotion actually lasts for two weeks: Oct 3-8 and Oct 10-15. Visit dineLA.com/RestaurantWeek for more info and, in the case of some restaurants, to see the Dine LA menus on offer.
The summer Lobster Fest at Dandy Don’s Ice Cream client Cafe Bizou is almost over. Go into either the Sherman Oaks, Santa Monica, or Old Pasadena locations to get a 3-course lobster meal for $29.
Believe it or not, there is a competition for beer floats coming up on Oct. 10th. Bars and brewpubs in L.A. are vying to see who can make the best beer+ice cream combination. We’re rooting for our client Ladyface Alehouse in Agoura Hills. Read all about the beer float showdown and even purchase tickets here.
Marty D’s hot dog shop has a review posted at Gayot.com. They give Marty D’s props for their gourmet dogs. Gayot also gave Dandy Don’s Ice Cream a shout out: “Desserts are a highlight, featuring sundaes made from Dandy Don’s ice cream and topped with hot fudge, marshmallow or butterscotch under whipped cream and nuts. The shop also offers satisfying shakes, malts, egg creams and floats.”
For the full review, click here http://www.gayot.com/restaurants/marty-ds-beverly-hills-ca-90212_2la080318.html
Westside Today magazine (covering Los Angeles’ West side) wrote a nice article about our client Chocolatt. . . from Belgium. In it Delores McKinney says, “One of the best eating chocolate sources in Los Angeles is Chocolatt from Belgium. This cheery little store on Wilshire Blvd is overseen by owner Tarcis Verfaillie who will soon celebrate six years in the neighbourhood.”
McKinney also mentions Dandy Don’s Ice Cream: “Delightful as chocolate is, this bright spot on Wilshire’s bland commercial face is not all about candy. There’s Dandy Don’s Ice Cream (home-made in Van Nuys), French croissants, Peerless Coffee, and ‘Velvet Hot Chocolatt’, a specially formulated recipe.”
To see the full article, visit:
Tutu’s Hawaiian Ice Cream Shack in Simi Valley was reviewed by Brian on his EatMeCalifornia blog. You can read the whole review here http://eatmecalifornia.com/2009/02/27/aloha-oe-aloha-owwww/ but here’s an excerpt:
“One of the cool things about Tutu’s is that they offer the little things that other places don’t. Is your shave ice not as flavorful as you like? They’ll remake the syrup. It’s that kind of a joint. Plus they are the only place I know of that has a birthday cake ice cream that tastes like buttercream frosting. We’re not talking cake batter ice cream here, this is a whole new ballgame (and you know how much i love cake.)”
It seems Brian really likes the Birthday Cake flavor of ice cream Dandy Don’s created just for Tutu’s. We’re glad.
The Enabler (The L.A. Times column in The Guide devoted to bars and clubs) said Dandy Don’s customer Kitchen 24: “is poised to become the Barney’s Beanery of the “Boys & Girls’ Guide to Getting Down” set. With its lampshades made from kitchen utensils, peppy servers who throw back shots with customers and giant windows looking out on Cahuenga, Kitchen 24 is the most efficiently friendly stop on the block.”
“Cookies and cakes are custom baked, ice cream comes from Dandy Don’s and syrups and sundae toppings are made in house,” so says the Daily Candy write-up of Marty D’s hot dog diner in Beverly Hills. It goes on to mention, “Mr. D uses only buns from a recipe he helped perfect, chicken sausages from a top-secret local vendor, and kosher dogs of his exclusive design made back East. And just how do you spot the real thing? As they say: ‘If it ain’t eight inches, it ain’t Marty D’s.’ Marty D’s, 230 South Beverly Drive, between Charleville Boulevard and Gregory Way, Beverly Hills (310-273-7771).”