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 Kirke's Homemade Ice Cream, St. Clairsville, OH

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Ralph Melton

Kirke's Homemade Ice Cream, St. Clairsville, OH Wed, 09/16/09 3:02 PM (permalink)
(My first post. Please correct me gently if I err.)

In late June, we were driving back from Columbus, OH to Pittsburgh, PA.

We tried to stop at Mehlman's Cafeteria for a Roadfood stop, but a combination of getting off late and GPS error prevented us from dining there. But it often happens that when we seek roadfood, we find it, even if we don't find our original target--and that happened this time as well. We spotted a sign for Kirke's Homemade Ice Cream, called to learn that they were open late but didn't serve dinner, and visited there after a low-key dinner at Bob Evans.

I got a cone of black cherry rum ice cream that was splendid, with a wonderful rich rum taste. The ambiance was excellent also, because we were able to eat outside at a small gazebo and enjoy a beautiful sunset.

One particularly nice note about Kirke's was their size policy, as expressed in a sign that read (more or less) "You are the boss. We will serve any size you want, from marble to basketball, and charge you by the ounce." I like this a lot, because I am often pleased with smaller portions of ice cream.

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