Sorry for the dearth of posts lately. I had family in from out of town; thus, my free time was pretty much usurped the past five days. Luckily, we got in a couple of noteworthy food stops … no small feat with my little brother – the kid has a seriously restricted palate. What the hell is up with that Shorty?
Anyway, I’m almost defiant in my love of savory foods. To get my sweet tooth salivating, someone needs to really throw down. Luckily, Morelli’s is just such a place. Though it sits on the outskirts of East Atlanta, the place is all sparkly glowy. You’ll find it on the corner of Ormewood and Moreland Ave – tucked in with a Little Azio and the new Spoon location. I managed to wrangle the crowd up at the idea of Atlanta’s best ice cream. Morelli’s didn’t let me down.
Part ice cream parlor, part hot dog stand (no seriously – they have ‘em!) … they put Howard Johnson’s Ice Cream Parlor to shame. Who’s with me? Anyway, the great thing about this place is their selection. While I’m almost always a “less is more” type of guy – I am sold here on the plethora of options. Morelli’s manages to offer something for the traditionalist and for the adventurist. Case in point, my mother ordered a scoop of sweet potato pie ice cream. It was seriously perfect. They managed to capture the essence of a sweet potato pie without taking away from the main star: it’s ice cream.
I played both sides of the fence. For my traditional flavor – I went with cookie dough. To get out of my element, I went with a scoop of Dolce de Leche Chunk. The flavors were pronounced and freaking delicious… I hear Homer Simpsons salivating over my shoulder.
Morelli’s keeps things fresh and will rotate some of their more adventurous flavors. Their ice cream options will sometimes push the envelope; however, I have yet to be disappointed. The sweet scoops always seem to hint at decadence while reminding you that you are eating something made from high quality ingredients. I wish I could extrapolate on the mixtures a bit better … but ice cream ain’t usually my thang! Oh yeah, according to the sign … show up after 6pm on a Monday … smooch your significant other … get a discount. Sure … kick us single guys while we’re down. Let’s get it on:
And now … for some sparkly glowy … just cus it’z awesome:
Atlanta Foodies On Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream & Desserts:
- Amy On Food On Morelli’s (03.16.09)
- Creative Loafing On Morelli’s (05.21.08)
Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream & Desserts Restaurant Address & Information:
749 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 // P: 404.622.0210 // Morelli’s Website
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