Multilectual Daily Online Magazine focusing on World Architecture, Travel, Photography, Interior Design, Vintage and Contemporary Fiction, Political cartoons, Craft Beer, All things Espresso, International coffee/ cafe's, occasional centrist politics and San Diego's Historic North Park by award-winning journalist Tom Shess
Thursday, September 3, 2015
URBAN EXPLORER / ICE CREAM, ICE CREAM
North Park's Hammond's Ice Cream Parlor
WE’RE NUMBER ONE—If you don’t live in the historic San
Diego neighborhoods of North Park or South Park you might not be privy to a intramural
competition among locals as to which is the best ‘hood?
Parkers claim a tad more sophistication when it comes to retail and community
ambience, while North Parkers feel like the older sibling: I was here first and
what is here is best, especially a huge, I mean really huge inventory of
vintage Arts & Crafts bungalows,a
collection so large that editor and founder of American Bungalow magazine told a San Diego writer that North Park
has the largest number of differing types of craftsman bungalows in the nation.
But, the one-upmanship
are rich in hipster amenities like hot restaurants, top retail and gonzo craft
results are in.We have a tie.
It’s a tie--not
because of political correctness by a namby pamby writer—but the real reason is
both have what it is needed to be a winning neighborhood: one fabulous ice
cream parlor each.