Seeing as it was the Fourth of July and dining options were still somewhat limited in New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley during a summer embroiled in a pandemic, my wife and I decided it would only be proper to offer our children a rarity for their next meal: ice cream for dinner.
For the uninitiated, this can be a complicated proposition. All ice cream treats are not created equally, which presents some irregularities to the proposal. For spectrum’s sake, a banana split would be considered hefty enough for a meal. On the other hand, give a kid a mere popsicle, and you’re risking cries of hunger only an hour later.
So, it’s safe to assume that our first trip to Tricks and Treats (www.facebook.com/
It’s always fun to come across a quirky spot like Tricks and Treats in that the experience is that much more memorable thanks to the unique offerings and surroundings. Consider the North Conway Olive Oil Company (ncoliveoil.com) in this regard, an entire store (two locations, actually; one in North Conway Village, the other at Settler’s Green outlet shops) dedicated to olive oils and vinegars, both for cooking and sampling. There are some 85 varieties here to choose from, with a knowledgeable staff that can share recommendations based on the customer’s cooking habits and tastes. The store also will periodically host classes. Check its website for more details.