Aglamesis Bros. Ice Cream and Candy. This family-owned operation has been in business since 1908 and has had their Oakley location since 1913. (There is now another location in Montgomery, 15 miles northeast of downtown Cincinnati.) Their Oakley location is my favorite. While the food is great anywhere, you can't beat the ambiance of the old building.
Thanks to 21st century technology (namely a Facebook post), we found out they have a special flavor of ice cream at the moment -- Pineapple Pecan. Well, that's as good of an excuse as any to head over to Oakley. So, after stops at Half Price Books in Kenwood and Michael's in Hyde Park, I headed over to Oakley with Chester, Grandma, and The Inmates.
...then walked up to Aglamesis where Shannon had a strawberry soda. It took her so long to drink it, while looking at herself in the mirror, that they came back and asked if we wanted anything else and started cleaning up the table. They even took the bill and my money and brought the change back while she was still preening and sipping."
Oakley is 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, on the east side of the city. Aglamesis is always worth the trip, whether eating in or grabbing some candy and pints of ice cream to go. The Oakley location is at 3046 Madison Road. Parking is available from a public lot just northeast of the store, next to the Blue Manatee children's book store. For hours, history, and the sugary concoctions available, please check their website here. If you have no plans to be in Cincinnati, please note they have an online catalog of wonderful items you can have shipped across the country. Yummmmmmm...
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