Hertel is in for a sweet surprise on Wednesday, May 31. That’s because it’s the grand opening of Hertel Avenue Poutine and Cream. This is the same group that operates the Allen Street Poutine Company, so if you’ve been there, you know the poutine routine.
The Hertel Avenue location will have a second culinary component, which will make all of the North Buffalo sweet tooths very happy. At the Hertel shop, they are making their own ice cream! That’s right, as you can see, there are plenty of yummy options available, in scoop form and other forms.
Business partners Jake Fraser (COO), Konstantine Kentros and Marc Adler have come up with a couple of shop creations that they believe are going to be big hits with customers. They ideas for their “creamy buns” and “freak shakes” were inspired by trips that they took to a number of Los Angeles and Toronto-based ice cream shops. They wanted to be able to feature iconic ice cream creations that would complement their award winning poutine dishes. So far, the descriptions of the two ice cream concoctions sound pretty spectacular, especially when paired with mouth watering images that they have released on social media:
- Creamy buns are locally made Famous Doughnuts filled with house-made ice cream
- Freak shakes are unconventional, quirky milkshakes
If you’re looking for something a bit stepped up from a scoop of ice cream on a cone, then you might want to consider a Freak Shake (The Chocolate Mouse).
Aside from these out of the world ice cream masterpieces, Hertel Avenue Poutine and Cream will also be serving up ice cream scoops, waffle cones, standard milkshakes, and pints of ice cream.
The team is looking forward to introducing round two on Hertel Avenue. ““The reception we have received from the public has been fabulous,” stated Fraser. “In a large part, due to the demand of our customers, we have decided that it is time to expand our local footprint. North Buffalo (1,395 square foot store) seemed like the next best step, especially with the increased restaurant activity on Hertel, the proximity to an active residential population, and the number of young professionals and families moving into the area.”
Hertel Avenue Poutine & Cream | 1488 Hertel Avenue | Corner of Sterling Avenue – attached to Family Video | Patio will open by mid-June