Some might say a cherry has just been added to the top. Katherine Clapner, owner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate, and Brian McCullough, who was a founder of Standard Pour, have partnered for a new ice cream concept inside The Exchange. Saturday Morning Ice Cream will offer craft-made soft serve topped with childhood cereal favorites, as well as syrups and other concoctions made by Clapner.
According to a statement, "Saturday Morning Ice Cream is a nostalgic, fun ice cream concept that will take guests back to those Saturday mornings spent as a child watching cartoons in their pajamas while enjoying their favorite bowl of cereal or other sugar-filled breakfast treats."
The menu includes things like the Elmer Fudge, made with chocolate banana soft serve, a double-chocolate ice cream sandwich and Steen's cane syrup. The Pebbles and Bam Bam is made with Tutti Frutti soft serve, Dude's strawberry sauce, Froot Loops and strawberry Pocky. The Thundercat has coffee cake soft serve, streusel and is topped with a brown butter glaze made with Full City Rooster Coffee. Or you can make your own concoction.
In a pigskin sidenote, last Thursday the Cowboys game was on the 104' media wall in the plaza. The place drew a pretty good crowd and in a quick drive-by, it looked fun (then possibly defeating when Tom Brady marched the ball right down the field in the final minute of the game). Regardless, looks like they'll have the Cowboys and Eagles game on Sept. 27.
Parking tip: The Exchange offers valet seven days a week. There's also a large parking garage at 1212 Jackson St., and parking there is free after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sundays with validation from any restaurant at the AT&T Discovery District.
AT&T Discovery District, 308 S. Akard St. (Downtown). Hours vary by vendor.