Hwy 55 East of Hwy 169 in Golden Valley
Maybe because it was a seriously hot day, or maybe because it was a weekend and I really like weekends, but The Dairy Queen on Hwy 55 in Golden Valley in the little strip mall near the Pancheros and the Starbucks had some excellent ice cream cones. Both Wife Sally and I commented how it may have been the best cone we've had.
I've reviewed 19 stores since May, and sometimes I go to DQ just for fun and not review at all. It takes a really good cone for me to say, "This is a really good cone."
What made it so good? I don't know because I don't know how they are made. But it was dense--something I appreciate on a hot day. It wasn't too marshmellowy nor icey. I was a good enough size to not feel cheated.
I have not been to any strip mall DQs before. I know there is one by the U of M, but that review is coming later. I like how they look. Lots of metal and white walls. Some DQ's, like the Crystal Grill and Chill, go for a nostalgia with old photos of old DQs. The metal and white layout is a nice change of pace and gives me the chance to pretend that I am having a small vanilla cone in the future, but far enough in the future that its retro design gives the feel of 2008.
Small Vanilla Cone: $1.79 (Ouch. A little pricey)
Peanut Buster Parfait: $4.09
$10.36 Aggregate cost
And When you are done with your cone, head down the road a couple blocks to the National Camera Exchange. You won't be sorry for long!