Empire Biscuit

You know your life is good when the hardest decision of the day is “what first? biscuits or ice cream?” I made the mature decision to head over to Empire Biscuit first. I’ll get right to the point. Fried chicken, green tomato and buttermilk ranch on a homemade biscuit! Next up pulled pork and purple swag slaw. On a homemade biscuit! And last but certainly not least, cranberry preserves and walnut maple butter on yes; you guessed it a homemade biscuit for dessert. Basically a big F-you to the Pillsbury Doughboy….Not everyone finds your cackle cute chubby man. Empire Biscuit also serves blue bottle coffee, which I’m a huge fan of. The owner made some kind of remark about an off the menu sandwich that his “stoner delivery guy” came up with. All I can say is that there’s bacon and biscuits involved and I want it! The owner spoke passionately about the decor and hard work that went into building his biscuit paradise. A cozy feel to the place sets you in the perfect mood for the delicious comfort food they serve.  After biscuits my party of two decided we needed to run to Mikey Likes It Ice Cream, after all we needed to work off lunch and dessert.

Mikey Likes It Ice Cream

So we ran all the way across the street to indulge. Although I have met Mikey on other occasions, he hadn’t arrived yet so my man Pete gave us the scoop on the new flavors. All the staff at Mikey Likes It love what they do and that shows through their work. Pete was very knowledgeable about all their flavors and knew the entire lowdown on how Mikey Likes It Ice Cream came to be. That’s for me to know and you to find out! Seriously go talk to the fellas and ask! They love their customers, and that to me could get them by even if they sold Breyers. Luckily they don’t sell Breyers, every month they have new stuff for you to try.

Fresh, homemade stuff! “Hansel n Gretel” was the winner in my eyes. A fun take on peanut butter and jelly that also included pieces of pound cake. Pete let me try each flavor! Yes I was that a-hole who tried them all because I couldn’t decide which to get, and I don’t feel bad about it either. All the flavors tasted fresh, and clearly a lot of thought went into each one of them. Coffee ice cream with oreos was my runner up, but honestly they were all great! I did all you lactose intolerant peeps a favor and asked about lactose free ice cream. Pete explained to me that they have done it before for customers who have asked for it in advance. There is a minimum you need to purchase for custom Mikey Likes It ice cream orders but once you get over your new year’s resolutions of dieting… yada yada, I’m sure you won’t have a problem scarfing down a couple pints.

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Mikey does something else with his place that is pretty cool. In an effort to show his love for art and pop culture he has collaborated with a couple of artists. Andre Trenier, a Bronx native, paints a new image on the roll down gate every month for the “flavor of the month”. I captured an awesome Kevin Mccalster from December on my Instagram @drew.korn.

Mikey Likes It

Madonna just went up for January; I look forward to seeing what’s next! Inside the shop, Crosby aka Clocwork Cros has been working with Mikey and his crew to show each flavor of the month through his famous clock design. Overall, I had a great time and learned a lot about the Mikey Likes It ice cream shop. I recommend popping in for some awesome ice cream and if you aren’t hungry, go introduce yourself to the guys and show some love.

Avenue A is chock full of great bars, and spots to grab quick bites. Can’t wait to explore and write about more of them for you. For now, those two should keep you pretty full for a while.

We only live once so make sure it tastes good! #EatUpNewYork

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