Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mountaineer Gun Sales and Mountaineer Country Ice Cream

How could you not be curious about a place called Mountaineer Gun Sales and Mountaineer Country Ice Cream? I couldn't not be intrigued. A friend and I hopped in our car and headed out toward Point Marion Road. It's actually fairly close - I just don't head that way very often. My Google Maps was slightly off, but my friend spotted their sign and we pulled in.

It was not at all what I was expecting. The building was actually quite nice. Not where I'd expect to buy guns. They even had crafty things displayed outside, alongside benches and rocking chairs. It almost looked like a little craft store. I saw a bright pink sign claiming 24 ice cream flavors.

As soon as you open the door, the ice cream portion is off to the right. I didn't even look at the rest of the store. The ice cream case was surrounded with people. I tried to maneuver my way around to see some of the flavors. They were boasting original sundaes and various kinds of cones - like cookies & cream. But I wanted a large waffle cone and ... caramel cheesecake cookie monster?

Seriously, did somebody make this ice cream for me? Caramel AND cheesecake AND cookie dough? Uh no brainer. They did have a ton of flavors, but I saw this one, and it had my name written all over it.

The process here was kind of unorganized. People were filtering in from all over, and there wasn't a set line. Luckily one of the workers spotted me and hooked me up with the ice cream. He seemed like my flavor choice was one of his favorites, too.

My total came to just under $5. That's kind of pricey for one large waffle cone, but I was happy to pay it. The ice cream had swirls of caramel, chunks of cheesecake and cookie crunches.

Now, I know it's not like they make the ice cream themselves each morning, but it is a nice place to get something different. Plus, I'd love to sit outside, waffle cone in hand, and watch the traffic go by.

Grade: A
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