When it's this hot, when the nights have been this clear, what's better for dessert, mid-day snack or before-dinner treat than a cone from one of Birmingham's ice cream shops?
Ice cream has been on my brain a lot lately and I've been indulging whenever I can. Monday evening's beautiful sunset was a good excuse to take a long walk to the on Woodward and enjoy a vanilla ice cream cone, dipped in rainbow sprinkles. I like all kinds of ice cream, and nothing says summer like soft serve — particularly soft serve and sprinkles.
The Dairy Mat has a large menu and affordable prices, adding to its retro, small-town feel. It's always popular — I've been there in the middle of the day and during prime, after-dinner dessert hours, and there's always a line. Just make sure to bring cash; the Dairy Mat doesn't take plastic.
What dishes should Editor Laura Houser check out next week? Send her an email at Laura.Houser@patch.com and it just might be featured in Best Thing We Ate This Week.