• Sites and Bites

    Hey guys! We’re back with another Sites and Bites today. This time we headed to the charming neighborhood of Cole Valley where we’re browsing a really sweet vintage children’s store that just opened called Tantrum and then heading across the street to The Ice Cream Bar, a full service style soda fountain for some delicious ice cream sodas of the most creative and incredible variety.

    I was so happy to find this children’s shop, Tantrum. Jared’s friend knew the owner so we stopped by one day. A really beautifully curated collection of vintage clothing, toys, and vintage inspired handmade goods. Everything about it is so charming and sweet from the decor to the price tags and packaging. The owner is really nice as well. She let me come in when they were already closed and I snapped a few shots as her cute kids were watching The Incredibles in the back while she finished up closing out the cash register.

    Across the street from Tantrum is a great place to grab an afternoon ice cream soda treat. The Ice Cream Bar is a full service 1930s style soda fountain and lunch counter that specializes in really unique flavors of house made ice cream sodas, shakes and sundaes. The soda fountain ‘chemist’ is behind the counter who put together our Bonnie Vie #2 (fresh pink grapefruit, turbinado syrup, basil ice cream, citric acid, fresh basil) with incredible speed and skill! He was amazing to watch and the result was really delicious.

    Keep reading to see where to see a map of where to find Tantrum and The Ice Cream Bar…

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    1. Kait Cole said… July 31, 2012 7:12 pm

      Aw, my neighborhood! Ice Cream Bar is a favorite FHE meeting place with my friends and I! The best!

    2. Cathryn @ myheartscontent said… July 31, 2012 4:09 pm

      I LOVE the Cole Valley….we go to Crepes on Cole on as regular a basis as I can muster!!!

    3. meg@thisweekendlife said… July 31, 2012 1:56 pm

      Just read about this soda fountain in Bon Appetit and I felt like I was reading a real life Archie Comic.

    4. Jennifer Nichols said… July 30, 2012 9:12 pm

      We’re so going to do this. These spots followed by Twin Peaks will be perfect! Thanks, Liz!

      • Liz Stanley said… July 31, 2012 12:42 pm

        Totally! Combine these Sites and Bites for an afternoon day trip!

    5. Rachelle Wildner said… July 30, 2012 3:34 pm

      That store looks too cute and yummy treat!

    6. Jessica said… July 30, 2012 8:55 am

      Love the Ice cream bar, they know what a brown cow is! And i can’t wait to check out Tantrum, wondering what store it took over. Cole Valley is so quaint.

      • Liz Stanley said… July 31, 2012 12:42 pm

        I know, I love their old school mentality. I’ll have to try the brown cow next time!

    7. Jillian in Italy said… July 30, 2012 8:31 am

      That has to be the most interesting sounding ice cream soda I’ve ever heard of. I have no idea what turbinado syprup is but I’m guessing it goes perfectly with grapefruit and basil. Such as pity I live 10,000km away from that shop…

      • Liz Stanley said… July 30, 2012 8:37 am

        I have no idea either what turbinado syrup is but boy whatever was in it was really delicious!

    8. Heather Mills said… July 30, 2012 8:18 am

      This ice cream bar sounds amazing! I’ll have to try it next time I’m in up in San Fran!

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