Waiting in Line For Ice Cream

IMG_2215 IMG_2214Really?  I loves me some Big Gay Ice Cream but this line was insane.  Neil and I went for a walk last week the one night we had beautiful Summer weather, thinking we would have an ice cream, which we did, just not here.  Which is too bad because this is where we were headed but get a grip!   It would have taken an hour at least to get inside the door.

Over the years there have been places – like the cupcake place that shall remain nameless in the West Village that was made Famous by Sex In The City where people have lined up,  but recently it seems like lining up for things has become a thing.  One of my friends has a theory that twenty somethings actually enjoy it and because of smart phones use the time to: Take Pictures, Videos, Tweet, Twat, Tumbler, Facebook, Text and generally use all their battery power so an hour in line for an ice cream is actually time well spent?

Is it just me?  Am I an impatient grumpy old New Yorker (don’t answer that!) even so do you want to wait an hour in line for an Ice Cream, Trendy Chinese Food or God Forbid: A cupcake?

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About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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1 Response to Waiting in Line For Ice Cream

  1. Life’s too short to wait for ice cream. We had the same in SF at Bi-Rite — always a line of 20 somethings there. The ice cream was fine, but an hour? I think that means I’m old too.

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