Cyclist’s Favorite Treats, And Where To Find Them In GREG’S Town

Hi folks, Chef G. here, and welcome to another episode of The Chef G. Cooking Channel The Cycle365 Food Challenge. I’m glad to have been invited back even though bicycling isn’t exactly my area of expertise. But I AM a big shot chef, and that’s why my alter-ego asked me to show you HIS Town’s ethnic restaurants a couple days ago. Due to the resounding success of that post, I’ve been asked to follow up with some local eateries that serve such cycling favorites as ice cream, pastries, and beer. (Check out all the bike touring journals in which the author(s) feature one or more of those treats on a daily basis.)

Emily’s Bakery dishes out cinnamon rolls, caramel rolls, raspberry Danish, apple fritters, and lots of donut varieties. Gregblood doesn’t really care for baked goods all that much (except for pasties) but he will go for a nice Danish every once in a while.

Care for a scoop of ice cream? Many cyclists do. We see them licking ice cream cones all the time on those wrought iron chairs. I understand the appreciation of a unique ice cream concoction, but Gregblood couldn’t care less. In fact, he’d choose a soft-serve vanilla cone at Dairy Queen over a legit cone at Schoolhouse Scoop.

But Gregblood gives credit where credit is due. He liked how Schoolhouse Scoop posted its menu in the front window. He even blurted out, “That Zanzibar sounds like it might be okay.” (But he didn’t go in to order one.)

This restaurant has served such famous cycle tourists as Scott and Rocky. (See the plaque on the left side of the building? It says this building is on the National Historic Register even though it’s not the original structure on that site. The original structure was the very first building in the history of GREG’S Town.)

And we’ve got a brewery too. Cyclists seem to love beer. Is it the flavor? Is it the effect of alcohol? Or is it the coolness factor?

When the Anderson’s were in GREG’S Town, Greg took them to the Spiral Brewery to pay off a debt that Scott said he owed. This picture, along with the next two, were taken with my phone because Scott forgot his camera at the motel.

Gregblood tried to e-mail them to Scott, but he claims he didn’t get them.

The dude was taking pictures of the tin ceiling. Well, you gotta admit it was pretty cool.

Thank you for visiting this post. I hope to see you again soon.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

8 response to "Cyclist’s Favorite Treats, And Where To Find Them In GREG’S Town"

  1. By: BobinVT Posted: August 8, 2021

    I’m with you on the ice cream flavor choice, vanilla either scoop or soft-serve (called creemee here in VT) is fine with me. And I love the interior of that brewery.

    • By: gregblood Posted: August 8, 2021

      Creemee is too funny! Yet, I truly appreciate the differing regional names for the same thing. I promise you, next time I go to Dairy Queen I’m going to order a Creemee and see what they say.

  2. By: Scooter Posted: August 8, 2021

    Great post chef, but I was disappointed that you didn’t show a closeup of the historical register plaque, showing that Greg and the Feeshko dined with Team Anderson here.

    • By: gregblood Posted: August 9, 2021

      I promise to get a close up of the plaque tomorrow. I have no doubt it will honor your historic visit to our fine city.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: August 8, 2021

    My personal opinion on soft serve ice cream is that it is an abomination. Gelato or sorbet for me! I don’t think I’ve ever eaten too much ice cream on tours… just some here and there. I’ve definitely never been a big beer drinker on tour either. I do like baked goods though and would find nice treats in the bakeries here. ALL of that is out going forward though since dairy and wheat are no longer compatible with my body. The funny thing is that I always thought I would indulge in American doughnuts while on tour there, since good doughnuts are very hard to find in Oz, but I never did. I might have had one here or there but I didn’t eat all that many, really. I always crave salty things while touring not sweet. It’s the only time I’d ever consider eating a potato chip (I don’t like them all that much in normal life). At home, I like some sweet things, some savoury – not all one or the other like some people. You could have a caramel roll for me at Emily’s though – I like those, as long as there isn’t too much icing.

    • By: gregblood Posted: August 9, 2021

      Soft serve is certainly an abomination, but to me ice cream is too. Why do people feel the need to ruin such a fine thing as cow’s milk? I don’t think a baby cow would eat ice cream. Even a baby cow knows that an artificial, chemically-produced, dairy-like product is better than whipped, frozen and sweetened mother’s milk. (Just kidding. I don’t believe any of the stuff I just wrote.)

      I’m with you on the salty treats over the sweet treats while on tour. And I’m also on the same page with potato chips. Give me tortilla chips any day. Or popcorn. Or Cheetoes.

      Gotta admit, I really like beer.

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 9, 2021

    I have a sudden urgent desire to go out and buy a Cafe Grande ice cream, not a soft serve though (The Navigator’s right on that one).

    • By: gregblood Posted: August 9, 2021

      I could not find the Cafe Grande ice cream on the menu. Good thing too, because it sounds gross. Must be a Green Bay Packer thing . . . like Bloody Mary ice cream with a Miller Lite chaser.

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