I am a world traveller who likes to learn new places and faces, wander with my man wherever the wind blows, and bring my three young adventurers along for the ride. I also love a good coffee.
Published January 13th 2013
Good Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor
Tucker's in Alameda is an ice cream dream. I love the authentic flavors and old school charm. It's a well kept old building with a roped off second story and high murals of outdoor scenes. Spanish tiles finish the warm breezy feel.
There are a lot of things to like about Tucker's. It has really great ice cream made well. It also has a children's book donation spot for underprivileged kids. Smart compassion. I love that.
Not too surprisingly, Tucker's supports local arts. This evidenced itself in the Nutcracker poster and front window display. The Snow Fairy's costume, a few nutcrackers, and ballet shoes from the local production were gaining interest in the window.
Ballet costumes are fun to look at. I appreciate such visually pleasing support of the local arts. People on the street kept peeking into the display and checking out the poster. It was cool to sit and watch while sharing a large scoop of chocolate marble ice cream.
We sort of demolished the presentation pre-picture. Yep. We're foodies.
The coffee is also great. It's not fancy. It was served simply in a white cup with saucer. Just a good ole cup o' joe. I like the finer things, but I also like it when things just speak for themselves.
Tucker's makes custom cakes including ice cream cakes. They also cater ice cream. They've had a long time to perfect their craft, too--since 1941.
Anyway it's true. Life is uncertain. So the next time people turn up to predict the end of the world as we know it, you'll find me at Tucker's.