Fri, 17 Jul 2009 20:14:48 +0000http://www.tastingmenu.com/?p=1112#comment-6878One mystery of this custard shop is WHY oh why does it close so early? 10:00 on Capitol Hill? People onthe hill are just finishing dinner by 10:00. There’s usually a line out the door even late. They could make a bunch of money from 10:00-11:00. (especially in this recession -cheap nighttime fun and entertainment) Anyway – their “juicy lemon” is heavenly and I too find myself returning more than I ever would for ice cream.
]]>By: Michael Natkin
Wed, 15 Jul 2009 18:08:28 +0000http://www.tastingmenu.com/?p=1112#comment-6869Having lived in Milwaukee for 7 years, I can confirm that frozen custard not only exists, it is a way of life. On hot summer days, the entire city can be found lined up at Kopp’s, Gilles’, Leon’s, or dozens of others. Everyone has their favorite and will happily argue about which is the best. I’ve tried Old School once and did enjoy it, and thought the texture was pretty reputable. The chocolate was too mild for my taste. I thought the decor was a nice try at recreating some homey atmosphere, love the blown up postcards. For me it still ends up being one of those things where a great food out of context will never be like the memory, but it was still fun.