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Valentine's Day: Love it or Hate it, Here's Something for Everyone
February 6, 2019
Let's face it, whether you love it or hate it, Valentine's Day just seems unavoidable. Here's a list of fun ways for both lovers and haters to celebrate, whether it's a romantic dinner or shredding mementos of lost loves.
'Humphry Slocombe' Now Open At The Hive
February 6, 2019
Oaklanders looking to indulge a sweet tooth and beat the heat have a new option; San Francisco-based ice creamery Humphry Slocombe is now scooping at 2335 Broadway, operating out of a converted shipping container at The Hive.
Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book Reveals Sweet Secrets
February 6, 2019
The coolest secret in modern dessert sits behind a glass-topped display case in San Francisco, packed into a large cylindrical container next to Jesus Juice Sorbet or maybe Thai Chili Lime, depending on the day.
Humphry Slocombe | San Francisco, USA Restaurants
February 6, 2019
Indie-rock organic ice cream may permanently spoil you for Top 40 flavors. Once 'Elvis: The Fat Years' (banana and peanut butter) and 'Hibiscus Beet Sorbet' have rocked your taste buds, cookie dough seems so basic - and ordinary sundaes can't compare to 'Secret Breakfast' (bourbon and cornflakes) a...
Ice Cream for Adults, by Adults at San Francisco's Humphry Slocombe
February 6, 2019
Welcome to Out of the Kitchen , our ongoing exploration of the relationships that build and sustain the food industry. This year, we're traveling the country to look at the changing landscape of food markets. Hyper-local markets-filled with myriad grocery, retail, and restaurant options like the ones found in Europe-are on the rise.
Feed your broken heart (and bitterness) with these Anti-Valentine's Day specials and parties in L.A.
February 6, 2019
You either love Valentine's Day or you hate it-and if you're consulting this guide, you probably hate it, and with good reason. After all, why should lovebirds have all the fun? Thankfully, while cutesy couples are all looking for the best date ideas in L.A.
The Most Instagrammed Ice Creams In S.F.
February 6, 2019
If there's one cold, hard fact about San Franciscans, it's that we take our ice cream very seriously. On any given day (even on the foggiest of afternoons), you'll find lines spanning the blocks of the city's most storied sweet-treat havens.
Sophisticated Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
February 6, 2019
San Francisco ice creamery Humphry Slocombe is known for bold flavors like cayenne cantaloupe, but even its strawberry ice cream has some genius touches. The addition of red wine vinegar brightens the flavor of the berries without tasting sour, while an extra hint of salt refines a childhood favorite.
Top 5 Ice Creams in America
February 6, 2019
Food Network found the top five ice cream flavors in the country. Find out which creameries made the list.
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February 6, 2019
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Whole Foods Market invests in San Francisco's Humphry Slocombe to speed up expansion - San Francisco Business Times
February 6, 2019
Twenty-five-thousand dollars in a city like San Francisco is a drop in one of the world's biggest buckets, but for Humphry Slocombe, the investment it landed from Whole Foods Market means setting the stage for a national expansion.
The Genius Of Salt And Straw's Bay Area Flavored Ice Cream
February 6, 2019
In Salt & Straw's airy San Francisco ice cream parlors, you can indulge in esoteric flavors like pickled strawberry banana natto bread, organic roots arbequina olive oil, Mt Tam cheese with toasted Acme bread, and Breakaway Matcha and black raspberry. Just don't expect caviar to be on the menu.
Ici Ice Cream space to get a new life as Humphry Slocombe scoop shop
February 5, 2019
When Ici Ice Cream closed after 12 years on College Avenue, sweet tooths around Berkeley ached. There is good news on the horizon for lovers of lactose: Though Ici is closed indefinitely, its former space will soon be occupied by Humphry Slocombe, an artisanal ice cream company founded in San Francisco.
Humphry Slocombe Is Bringing SF Ice Cream to Berkeley
February 5, 2019
Humphry Slocombe is expanding to Berkeley for the first time. Known for its unusual flavors like peanut butter curry and Secret Breakfast (bourbon and corn flakes), the San Francisco ice cream shop will take over the Elmwood space once occupied by Mary Canales's revered Ici Ice Cream.
Humphry Slocombe to take over Ici ice cream location in the Elmwood
February 5, 2019
Many ice cream lovers are still feeling dazed over the sudden closure of Mary Canales' Ici Ice Cream. Both Ici locations, the original on College Avenue in the Elmwood and the second on University Avenue in downtown Berkeley, shuttered on Nov. 29.
Diablo Dish: Humphry Slocombe Brings Its Revolution to Berkeley
February 5, 2019
What could be more fitting in the birthplace of counterculture than the ice cream franchise that bills itself as revolutionary? Humphry Slocombe isn't pushing political envelopes of course, but rather ice cream ones. Berkeley residents will get full-time exposure starting this spring at the former Ici Ice Cream space in the Elmwood district on College Avenue. In the meantime, however, the revolution will pop up in Fourth Street’s Market Hall this Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. with a special scooping of the creamery’s signature chocolate flavors.
What's Happening Los Angeles: Love is in the Air
February 1, 2019
LA has tons of options for dinner with someone specials.
Beer ice cream is coming to Venice. Yes, really.
January 31, 2019
Mankind's dreamt of some incredible innovations, but we're surprised that the blending of beer and ice cream isn't right there in the history books with the aqueducts and the automobile. This sweet-savory, booze-tinged (but not get-you-buzzed) alcoholic concoction is fun in theory and usually quality in execution, so when Humphry Slocombe announces they're bringing beer ice cream to their L.A.
Editors' Picks: The Best Foods We're Eating Right Now
January 31, 2019
PEOPLE's food and lifestyle editors taste all the new snacks and drinks on the market. These are the items that deserve a spot in your kitchen PEOPLE's food and lifestyle editors taste all the new snacks and drinks on the market.
SF Beer Week: Humphry Slocombe's brewing ice cream flavors
January 29, 2019
During San Francisco Beer Week, you can sample the newest brews in steins or chalices. Or, thanks to Humphry Slocombe, via the scoop. The artisanal ice cream maker has partnered with a number of Bay Area brewers and announced a menu of beer flavors for the Feb. 1-10 event.
Friday, January 25th
January 21, 2019
SF Movement Arts FestivalWhen: 6pm to 9pmWhere: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. (Nob Hill)Get a move on to Grace Cathedral, where the Nob Hill icon will be transformed for the SF Movement Arts Festival, with performances from more than 250 local artists in the categories of dance, music, theater, and visual arts.
Humphry Slocombe Is Making Boozy Ice Cream All Year Long
January 14, 2019
Cocktails, scooped Humphry Slocombe is choosing booze in 2019, with a series of liquor-infused ice creams on tap throughout the year. Each flavor will be inspired by a classic cocktail, starting off with two specials featuring The Glenlivet's scotch. The first is a scoop of straight-up scotch ice cream.
Humphry Slocombe's Hot Toddy Sundae Night
January 7, 2019
Hot toddies, as a general rule, are associated with the cold. Or at least cooler weather, for that's the traditional prompt for fans of the libation, which typically includes whisky, heated water, lemon, and honey, to order it. But what if the cold aspect wasn't necessarily outside but rather in the very dish sitting before you?
Secrets of the Much-Imitated Breakfast - December 12, 2018 - SF Weekly
December 12, 2018
"I remember being terrified," Jake Godby recalls of the first day of Humphry Slocombe, the ice-cream shop he and cofounder Sean Vahey opened on Harrison Street in December 2008. "And I remember my mom calling a lot. We had, what, eight flavors?" In those early days, the two of them worked every shift, open to ...
The Best Alcohol Gifts for Anyone on Your List
November 9, 2018
Booze is a gift you can't go wrong with. It's pretty safe for everyone (except maybe your alcoholic cousin) because you can give them something you know they'll love, or encourage them to try something new. Here are our favorite winter sips and accoutrements to enhance your imbibing.
Humphry Slocombe Brings its Cult-like Following to Oakland
October 26, 2018
click to enlarge Hundreds braved the heat last Sunday afternoon for free ice cream from Humphry Slocombe, the San Francisco-based creamery known for its rare flavor combinations and silly names. The first East Bay location just opened at The Hive (2335 Broadway), the space in Uptown, Oakland that also hosts Calavera, Drake's Dealership, and Firebrand Bakery.
New L.A. Restaurants and Updated Favorites for Fall 2018: Maude, Tom Tom and More
September 29, 2018
Here are some of L.A.'s new offerings for fall, from beer in historic Union Station, to Maude 's new Italian menu, to wine and ice cream. Imperial Western on Track for Beer Union Station's historic Harvey House restaurant had been closed for half a century until nightlife impresario Cedd Moses finally revived the vast space as Imperial Western brewery, a seafood-focused restaurant and a speakeasy-style bar called the Streamliner.
Ice cream shop Humphry Slocombe brings its creative flavors to Venice
August 23, 2018
A San Francisco-based ice creamery has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Located at 1653B Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, the fresh arrival is called Humphry Slocombe. "Welcome to our bizarre, delicious, frozen universe," the growing California chain, known for its experimentation with flavor and exotic blends, says on its website.
One of SF's best ice cream names starts scooping today in Venice
August 15, 2018
San Francisco's Humphry Slocombe ice cream company opens today in Venice. The popular Mission District shop starts scooping midday, with a grand opening party to come on Saturday. Humphry Slocombe is one of the better-known ice cream brands to come out of the Bay Area, famous for its unusual concoctions and happy-go-lucky vibe.
4 Kinds of Coffee Ice Cream That Are Pick-Me-Ups on a Hot Day
July 26, 2018
Your parents never used to let you eat this buzzy treat before bed, but gosh darn it, you're a grown-up now. To make this dark and smoky speedball, the Portland-based ice cream shop blends beans from San Diego's James Coffee with Slow Hand Whiskey from L.A.'s Greenbar Distillery, a barley-mash spirit aged in six types of wood.
5 Creative Ice Cream Sundaes in the City
July 25, 2018
Go for hot fudge, or team your scoops with something a little more interesting-like cornflakes, cornbread, olive oil, or crème fraîche.
30 classic dishes in SF's Mission District you have to try
June 17, 2018
There is no better food neighborhood in America than San Francisco's Mission District. As such, we've compiled a list of the best and brightest things to eat and drink in the best spots in the neighborhood, ranging from ice cream shops to dives to temples of California cuisine.
7 San Francisco ice cream parlors worth a summer stop
June 12, 2018
3692 18th St. and 550 Divisadero St. You may have to wait in line at the first San Francisco ice cream parlor to offer hand-made designer ice cream flavors, but it's worth it. It's hard to choose from the 18 fresh and pure flavors like Honey Lavender, Roasted Banana and Meyer Lemon (seasonal).
What to Do When It's Raining in San Francisco
May 5, 2018
Don't let drizzly weather ruin your day in the Bay Area.
The Essential Road Trip Itinerary for California's Highway 1
October 22, 2017
When Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge collapsed earlier this year, Big Sur came to a bit of a halt. California's crown jewel was now divided into what the locals referred to as the north and south, indicating which side of the overpass you were on.
Sneak peek: Humphry Slocombe's new Oakland ice cream spot
August 18, 2017
Those with a sweet tooth will be pleased to learn that Humphry Slocombe is opening the blue doors to its first East Bay location next week. The new Oakland-based shop can be found at The Hive - a gathering space that is also home to Drake's Dealership, Red Bay Coffee, Calavera and Firebrand Bakery.
14 mind-blowing signature desserts in Los Angeles, 2018 edition
July 31, 2017
Los Angeles is filled to the brim with fantastic desserts, but some stand tall among the rest. These are the desserts that are so downright delicious they define a restaurant, the kind of special event food that even warrants its own visit to a place.
The 20 best ice cream sundaes in America
May 23, 2017
When the weather gets warm, there's one comfort food that dessert-lovers everywhere go in search for: ice cream. And while a plain ol' scoop normally does the trick, there are some days when a shower of sprinkles just isn't enough, and we want to pile on the hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry on top, too.
Who Wants Prosciutto Ice Cream?
October 1, 2014
McNaughton liked the yogurt-with-pea-topping idea. Techniques were discussed. Godby recommended adding beet juice to the rhubarb to give the yogurt a "pretty pink" color. (Godby refuses to use strawberry with rhubarb.) He proposed blanching the peas in simple syrup, draining them, then rolling them in sugar.
Humphry Slocombe Arrives at the Ferry Building
March 5, 2014
Humphry Slocombe Ferry Building, The Embaracadero Phone: (415) 550-6971 Web: humphryslocombe.com Status: Opened this morning Say ciao to Ciao Bella and welcome a more local ice-cream purveyor to the Ferry Building: as of 11 am, Humphry Slocombe's second location is officially open for business, and Zagat got the first look.
Humphry Slocombe and Cirque du Soleil Create the First Circus Inspired Ice Cream
November 15, 2013
The latest chapter in the San Francisco Ice Cream Wars (a war we all have a stake in) comes to us from the Northern provinces via the French Canadian clowns, acrobats and performance artists of Cirque du Soleil.
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