October 30, 2016
Emack and Bolio’s, Millburn, NJ
We visited Millburn NJ to check out some hiking trails we found on-line. The trails were too crowded for out liking -but it it great to see how much these trails are used. We then ventured into the town which was quite nice, with quaint shops, restaurants and a great ice cream parlor.
The name “Emack and Bolio’s” made me curious, so I asked where it came from. I am not sure that I got this story right, but it goes something like this: there was a night club in Boston that ran into a problem, so they decided to sell ice cream instead of liquor 9my kind of place!). Then there was something about homeless people at the night club. Emack and Bolio were either homeless people who frequented the club or the lawyers who defended them. Anyway, the important thing is that the ice cream this night club made was good – very good. Now it shipped out of Boston to Millburn, New Jersey for everyone to enjoy, which we did indeed. I am not sure if the night club is still in Boston, but the ice cream is still made there.
Emack and Bolio’s in Millburn, New Jersey is a cute, colorful shop which sells both an attractive selection of chocolates and ice cream. It has bar stools in front of the ice cream counter. There was quite an interesting selection of ice cream flavors, so I asked the barista for her suggestions. She recommended Deep Purple Chip (black raspberry ice cream with white and dark chocolate chips and Grasshopper Pie (cream de mint ice cream with chocolate chips and Oreos). This lady knows how to pick out great flavors of ice cream -both were excellent.