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Goodbye, winter snow and cold! Welcome back,
spring showers and flowers! Let's go celebrate
at Susan and Bill Stevenson's
Creamery & Deli! As soon as you walk in the
front door, you feel like you've stepped back in time.
The old-fashioned ice cream parlor atmosphere is filled with
temptations. With a 24-flavor rainbow of hand-dipped ice
cream and delicious
Boar's Head meats and cheeses, this is
definitely the place to meet and greet: 1747 W. Jarrettsville
Road (next to
Jack's Small Engine), a stone's throw from
the crossroad of Routes 165 and 23 in Jarrettsville.
The menu isn't complicated, but at the same time offers
endless choices. Susan's soups and salads are made daily,
or build your own customized sandwich from ten different
breads, 16 meats, eight cheeses, several condiments and the
usual garnishes. The kids might prefer good old pb&j (grape
or strawberry). Naturally, there's also traditional deli fare like
club and Reuben sandwiches, paninis and wraps, and lots of
drink choices, too. Call to order ahead; eat in or take out.
Time for dessert! Ice cream-cone, dish, or sundae? Decision
time: what flavor ice cream? Which topping? Sprinkles or
nuts? How about a milkshake or float instead? Homemade
cookies too. Is this the spot for a kids' (or grownups') party,
or what? A gala grand opening is set for Sunday, May 2nd,
11am­7pm, complete with live music, classic cars, a moon
bounce and more ­ don't miss it!
Finally, you might want to take home a quart of ice cream,
an ice cream cake, or some of the tantalizing small packaged
candies or specialty jams, sauces, and the like to sample or
as a hostess gift.
The Stevensons credit their contractor,
C.T. Hoffman & Sons
of Whiteford, for creating the old-fashioned atmosphere
and the giant chalkboard menu displays behind the deli
and ice cream counters. The walls are adorned with numerous
family mementos ­ 45 rpm records, old photographs, and
paintings. In the front corner a genuine Wurlitzer juke box
plays golden oldies.
The shop is open seven days a week from 11am until 9pm.
There's plenty of seating at the comfortable round tables
inside and on the patio, plus plenty of parking. Go
ahead ­ treat yourself!
Phone: 410.692.5100, Fax: 410.692.9754
(call before sending)
Julie Noble is a freelance writer who recently relocated to Jarrettsville from
the Pacific Northwest. Food, dogs, and the beautiful Maryland countryside
are among her favorite topics.
by julie noble
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