Bi-Rite Market in the Mission District had such positive feedback about their house-made ice cream, they decided to open a creamery down the block from their bustling little grocery store. They throw frozen-treat parties with local products made from the Straus Family's organic dairy farm in all manner of titillating flavors. Grab a cone of, say, honey lavender and loll through the hip, cafe-drenched neighborhood. And if you're feeling like you need to make ice cream tonight, then we've got some recipes for honey ice cream and cinnamon-sugar ice cream.
Marissa Guggiana is a Bay Area local, the president of Sonoma Direct Sustainable Meats, and an editor with Meatpaper magazine.