Tuesday, August 23, 2011

B & G Milky Way a Summer Tradition

Growing up in Southern California one of my favorite things was the ice cream trucks that roamed the streets when the weather got warm. Although on a few rare occasions I have seen an ice cream truck here in Sioux Falls it is not very common, and therefore not much of a tradition. Instead the children (and many adults) anxiously await the opening our local favorite Ice Cream Shop.
The B&G Milky Way is always very busy from late spring to early fall. When we first moved to Sioux Falls they had one location and there was always a long line, now they have three locations and still the lines can get pretty long.
In addition to serving yummy ice cream creations and delicious hot dogs the owners have a great sense of humor and each location has a sign with a sign board that they frequently change the message on. During the season the messages rang from cute to down right hilarious.

At the end of the season the sign alerts all to when they will be closing for the winter season and displays a message thanking all their employees and customers. Then again after winter it will announce when they will reopen for the season. Every fall I hold my breath and hope they will not close for winter. Then every winter I anxiously await the message that they will reopen. Who knows maybe this will be the year they stay open.


TexWisGirl said...

i love their sense of humor!!! that would SO be a place i'd frequent just to support their community spirit!

urban muser said...

we have tons of ice cream trucks here in nyc. i like your quaint little ice cream shop, here's hoping it stays open for you this year!

lizziviggi said...

What would we do without our favorite ice cream shops? Ours stays open throughout the winter-- I think because they sell a lot of yummy coffee drinks, too. I've driven through Sioux Falls once-- my father-in-law lives near Rapid City. I love SD!

Debra Jane Seltzer (aka agilitynut) said...

Any idea when the B&G Milkyway first opened? I can't find a thing about its history on-line.