Graeter’s is sure getting a lot of press these days, what with Food Wars coming to Cincinnati today to do Graeter’s vs. Aglamesis, and now a profile on Graeter’s expansion outside of Cincinnati (as well as their new, state-of-the-art production facility) in the New York Times yesterday. Their big exposure was, of course, Oprah in 2002, but other celebrities, like Katie Joel, Ben of Ben and Jerry’s (really!) and publications like Saveur and Forbes have rated it tops.
I admit, Aglamesis is my overall favorite, but Graeter’s is something special. I love Cincinnati’s ice cream parlor culture (something that is no longer present in most cities) and am glad to see it promoted. Soda fountains– originally found in drugstores– are connected with the origins of cocktails, too! Graeter’s and Aglamesis are some of the few places you can still found old-fashioned treats like phosphates and nectar sodas.
What’s your favorite? Graeter’s or Aglamesis? And what’s your favorite flavor? (I love pineapple sorbet from Aglamesis, and Apple Cider Sorbet from Graeter’s, personally.)