During my most recent weekend back in Atlanta, I took Saturday afternoon to check a few things of my "THINGS TO DO IN ATLANTA BUCKETLIST". After a long day at Six Flags my only plan was to go home to a cold air conditioned apartment, shower and sleep. My exploring spirit wouldn't let me rest. Thank God for Google and a jolt of "get yo tail up", I scratched off walk the Atlanta Beltline and discovered a little tad bit of heaven on Irwin Street.
The plan was to walk the beltline and document the street art along the 10 mile stretch of restaurants, people and things to see. The Atlanta Beltline post will come pretty soon because it is indeed an amazing thing to see, I mean, talk about resurrecting neighborhoods and urban developlment. Anyhoo! I found the perfect parking spot right in front of Jake's . I couldn't just walk pass and not take them up on their subdued offering for
Hancrafted and filled with love is their tag line and I would have to agree 1,000%. Jake's is the home of over 200 flavors of ice cream, gelatos, sorbets, and more. The thing is, they aren't your ordinary flavors... Have you ever had Chocolate Slap Yo Mama ice cream? What about Breakfast in Bed, when cinnamon ice cream meets Belgian waffles soaked in our own Bourbon Pecan Sauce. Neither had I until I walked into Jake's.
After using about 10 dirty taster spoons, I finally made my decision and it was a hard one. It was down to Chocolate Raspberry Truffle or Birthday Cake and I went with Birthday Cake. Birthday Cake was truly a party in every scoop. Every bite was different. I either tasted cake, ice cream, or frosting and peaches. Good Gawd!
In Atlanta or visiting, if you haven't experienced, Jake's treat yourself. Jake's is located at 600 Irwin Street right at the Atlanta Beltline in Old Fourth Ward. Visit their website as well.