Monday, June 9, 2008

Blue Moon- Garrett, IN


So the second in our series of old fashioned ice cream stands came to our attention by an anonymous recommendation left under comments in our first installment about Jimmie's. We hauled ourselves all the way up to Garrett, IN to visit Blue Moon (4504 St. Rd. 327). It is a tiny little place- no dining in, just driving through on either side of the building. There is a big menu (pictured- click for bigger image) before the order window so you can make up your mind. We tried the tin roof sundae, a small hot fudge sundae, and a root beer. The tin roof sundae was yummy with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, and peanuts. We were surprised at the generous size of the small hot fudge sundae (it comes in a cup which is handy for the driving patrons) and delighted with its fudgy, whipped creamy, even-with-a-cherry-on-top goodness. The small root beer was also larger than expected and beyond refreshing on the hot day. We were charmed by the joint and, if you ever get near Garrett, Indiana, we think you will be too.

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Anonymous said...

I'm the anonymous that left the comment! It certainly is a hole-in-the-wall joint, but I have such fond memories of the place. If you go up 327 about a mile from that intersection, you hit my grandparents' homestead. All of us grandchildren (and there were LOTS of us) would practically live there in the summer, and we'd take our turns riding bikes down to get ice cream.

When we all got older, we worked at the Blue Moon in the summer - I don't think there's a teenage girl in our family that didn't do a few weeks behind the counter! The former owner and my grandmother were fast friends, and my grandma would come down the road for some ice cream pretty much every day until she passed away in 2001.

Thanks for the review, and for dredging up some great childhood memories.


WYA! said...

It was our pleasure- thanks for the tip. We love long standing businesses like this that create memories for generation after generation.