A Rocky Road Trip For National Ice Cream Day

Jul 17, 2015

150 Years of the Penn State Creamery

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Penn State Creamery. The creamery has played an important role in the development of a number of national and local ice cream brands. Penn State Creamery manager Tom Palchak will tell us about the history of the creamery.

Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor

Walking into Klavon’s Ice Cream parlor in the Strip District is like stepping back in time with its marble counter soda fountain and antique light fixtures. We’ll discover the influence Penn State Creamery is having on its ice cream with co-owner Jacob Hanchar who’ll tell us about parlor’s history.

Milk Shake Happy Hour

Up and down Carson Street on the city’s South Side you’ll find a number of bars offering happy hours. However, every Wednesday from 4-6 pm you’ll find the Milk Shake Factory offering something different. Explaining this new twist on the happy hour is Chris Edwards, owner of the Milk Shake Factory.

More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be heard here.

Also in the program, "ice cream with a cause" at Dream Cream and local favorites Dave and Andy's and Page's Dairy Mart.