Uncle Louie G’s is a small ice cream joint on 38th Street just South of Broadway, right across from Tacos Mexico. A stellar combo, no doubt. It opened at the end of last summer.
Uncle Louie G’s is a small franchise in the Metro area and their ice cream is made in Brooklyn. (It is a chain but, until you open your Mom ‘n Pop ice cream store, that’s really all we have to work with right now.) Louie’s got 33 flavors on tap and there are lots of creative kinds you’ve never ever had before. I like the Dulce De Leche De Louie best. Steve likes the Black Razzberry. What’s your fave?
They also have Italian Ice and you can order ice cream cakes and other treats. (Hint hint. Someone who loves ice cream has a birthday coming up.)
The ice cream is creamy and the flavors are for real. It’s not the cheap stuff. There’s usually no line - maybe a short one. The last time we were there the guy behind us tried to convince me that he and Louie G were buddies. Hell, maybe they are.
There are other ice cream options in the nieghb, but they pale, in my view. Cold Stone Creamery just opened on 35th. I, for one, am not the biggest fan of the corporate take-over of Astoria, so I haven’t been there. Emack & Bolio’s up near Ditmar’s also has its devotees. And if you want frozen dessert with street cred, visit the sno-cone chick on Broadway just West of Steinway on hot days.
Happy Cold Tasty Goodness!