Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Farrell's Ice Cream

Welcome to The Pig's Trough, Farrell's long-standing person (or persons) versus food challenge!

Farrell's is an old-fashioned ice cream parlour out in Santa Clarita, but cheese is a major part of the experience. The servers and staff are dressed barber shop quartet style with the red and white striped vests and black elastic bands worn on the bicep area of white long sleeved shirts. If it is a guest's birthday, they gather around a big bass drum and "roast" the lucky celebrator. They announce and tell juvenile jokes like "what's Beethoven's favorite fruit?" Ba-na-na-na, answered to sound like the intro to the 5th Symphony.

But, before I further digress, I was there for The Pig's Trough. What's a Pig's Trough? A super-sized banana split with six scoops of ice cream, two bananas and three toppings plus whipped cream, nuts and cherries. And, no, I did not attempt it on my own! The best part was the sassy blue ribbon awarded to the finishers by the staff beating the big drum that declares "I made a pig of myself at Farrell's." This will be going up with my marathon medals!

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1 comment:

  1. We all seem to do silly things for ribbons and medals. My only comment was why was I not invited?