Being Bruce -: Great Ice Cream AND a Foot-Stompin' Business After Hours

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Great Ice Cream AND a Foot-Stompin' Business After Hours

What an afternoon! Marge and I started our late afternoon at Flavors Ice Cream, a new ice cream parlor opposite Waterford in Leland (on the right end of the Salty Dog Exxon station and convenience store). We met with Michelle Morris, one of the owners and had some fabulous Hershey's ice cream - for the record, Marge had a single scoop cup of butter pecan and I had a double scoop cone of a marvelous concoction called Denali Bear Claw (or something like that). Stop in sometime. The shop is brightly colored, squeaky clean, and the ice cream is awesome.

There's a juke box in the corner and seating inside and out. Bring you sweet tooth and indulge.

Our next stop was a North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. Held the first Tuesday of every month, these events are growing in popularity, in the quality of the food provided, and even in the entertainment. This month's Business After Hours was hosted by Sheila Hanby's Capeside Animal Hospital in front of Waterford. Sheila pulled out all the stops with
catering by Charley MacGrooders including passed roast beef and shrimp hors d'ouevres with spicy jambalaya and pot stickers, plus beer, wine, soda, nice desserts and some suspicious-looking syringes filled with something red (one suspects but doesn't know for sure, the something red rhymes with "jello shots").

The foot-stomping music provided by a seven-piece bluegrass band, an impromptu gathering of musicians that may or may not have called itself the Hometown Bluegrass Band (depending on who you talked to) was a big hit. This was business networking at its best: good food, drink, music, and friends. Thanks, Sheila, you set the bar high.