Seasonal Ice Cream Shoppes Opening

Seasonal Ice Cream Shoppes Opening

If your’re like my family, you eat ice cream all year around.  I just bundle up a little more in the winter if I eat it. One of our daughters seems to think that ice cream just might be one of the food groups.  Unfortunately, some of our favorite ice cream shoppes are not open all year round.  A bit of a bummer, but it does make us a bit more excited when they do finally, open for the season.  I am going to mention just three seasonal ice cream places, but of course I am sure there are a lot more around the state.

Seasonal Ice Cream Shoppes Opening

Photo from Scoops FB page

This first one is located in Bloomington. When we discovered it several years ago, it was a bit difficult to locate any information about it.  Could not even find a phone number, thankfully they now have a FB page. They even counted down the days until they opened for the season on their page.  It’s called Scoops Ice Cream & More, pretty self explanatory and a great place.  Located on the west side of Bloomington.  They opened for the season on March 18th.

Seasonal Ice Cream Shoppes Opening

Photo from COW interrupted! Ice Cream Studio FB page

The next spot is located in the south metro also.  With an interesting name…COW interrupted! Ice Cream Studio.  Located in dowtown Farmington.  My Dad, a retired dairy farmer, really got a kick out of this place, not just the name, but some of the pictures as well.  They just opened on April 1st for the season.  

Seasonal Ice Cream Shoppes Opening

Photo from Nelson’s Website.

The third spot, many of you may have discovered as it is a little more well known.  Yes… Nelson’s Ice Cream in Stillwater, and a second location in St. Paul.  Probably the largest ice cream portion sizes ever! Maybe bigger than your head or very close to it.  The portion sizes make for an interesting treat on a hot summer day. Nelson’s will be opening this coming week on April 8th for the season.

Seasonal Ice Cream Shoppes Opening

So if you’re like my family, frequently wandering and having adventures, put these on your list for a treat.  I wish they were open all year round but that just means we have something to look forward to.








Pizza Nea – Pizza for 2 Plus Wine or Beer Only $21.20!!

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Today is the last day that we can save an EXTRA 20% on Groupon local deals with coupon code GIFT20. One thing to use it on that makes a GREAT deal is the offer from Pizza Nea in Minneapolis.

After applying the coupon code, you can score two neapolitan pizzas (up to $13.50 each) and two glasses of wine or draft beer (up to $8 each) for up to a $43 total value for only $21.20!! That makes it better than half off. Today is the last day to get this deal at that price as the coupon code expires tonight.

Groupon is valid Monday-Thursday only. You have 60 days to use your Groupon. (But the amount you paid never expires if you forget to use it in time!) ORDER HERE.

Only $10 for $20 at Buca di Beppo

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I haven’t been to Buca di Beppo in many, many years, but it may be time to go back! Right now you can score a Groupon where you pay only $10 for $20 worth of pizza, pasta, and Italian cuisine at Buca di Beppo. There is a limit of 1 per person and1 additional as a gift. Your Groupon will be valid through October 31, 2015. See deal for fine print.

Also, through today only, you can get 20% off local deals when you use coupon code MYCITY20 at checkout! (The Buca di Beppo deal doesn’t qualify for the extra 20% since it is now a nationwide restaurant.) MYCITY20 can be used up to 3 times on local deals from Groupon.


Mom’s Eat Free on Mothers Day, D’Amico and Sons

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It’s always nice to take Mom out for a nice meal on Mothers Day. It’s even better when you can get her meal for free.  D’Amico and Sons has a great special on Mothers Day.  Bring Mom out this Sunday on Mothers Day and when you order a meal hers will be free.  What a deal, sort of like dinning alone for the price, however you also get to enjoy the company of your Mom.

Details: Moms eat free* on Mother’s Day when dining with their kid(s) and with the purchase of one whole salad, sandwich, pasta, pizza or entree. *Mom’s choice of a complimentary main course – brunch item, sandwich, salad, pasta, pizza or entree.

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50% Off at Zantigo Restaurants – 5 Twin Cities Locations

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I haven’t been to a Zantigo restaurant in many, many years (maybe decades), but saw one recently and want to give it a try again. Now would be a good time to do it because there is a 50% off deal through Groupon!  You can get $24 worth of food at Zantigo’s for only $12.  This is split into two separate vouchers since you’re unlikely to spend $24 all in one meal.  SO, you get two vouchers, each worth $12.

Locations to choose from are Blaine, Fridley, Woodbury, Downtown St. Paul and East Bloomington. Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 voucher per visit. Limit 1 per order. Not valid with other offers or discounts.


Only $10 for $20 to Spend at Acapulco Restaurante Mexicano

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I just grabbed this great deal through Daily Deals for $20 to spend at Acapulco Restaurante Mexicano for only $10. The deal can be used at any of their 8 locations.  Here is the “fine print”:

  • Limit 3 vouchers per customer, up to 2 additional vouchers may be purchased as gifts
  • Limited 1 voucher per table per visit
  • Entire value must be used in a single visit
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy of 24 hours applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Must be 21+ to consume alcohol
  • Promotional value expires 4/23/15, paid value does not expire

Grab your Acapulco deal HERE!

Punch Pizza 50% Off Tonight!!

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I love when Punch Pizza runs these discounts! Tonight (Wednesday, February 11) after 5pm you can get 50% off any one pizza at Punch. To get the discount just print this coupon or show it on your phone. Offer not valid for takeout at Highland or with other offers.

What is YOUR favorite pizza at punch? (I love the Mimi.)

My Burger Meals Only $5 Each

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Another great find on Groupon today! I love My Burger and right now on Groupon you can get 5 Groupons for a burger, fries and fountain drink for only $25. Switch out a beer for the sodas and the total is $33. (Beer only available at the Oak St. or Excelsior Blvd. locations).

Fine Print: Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Valid for single Original or single California only. Upgrades available for additional charge. Not valid for malts. Can redeem multiple vouchers per visit Beer not available at Marquette Ave. location.

Get your My Burger Groupons HERE.

Cold Weather = Punch Pizza Discount and Kids Eat Free at D’Amico

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One good thing about this super cold weather is that some of our favorite restaurants are offering great deals to entice us out of our warm homes and into their restaurants. TODAY ONLY (1/7) you can take advantage of these offers:

Punch Pizza – 25% off one pizza or salad per order (just mention their email) Not valid for take-out at Highland Park.

D’Amico & Sons – One free kids meal from kid’s menu with the purchase of each adult meal. Kids must be 10 and under. Dine-in only. Valid at Roseville, St. Paul, Edina, Golden Vally and Wayzata.

If you know of any other cold weather deals today, please share them in a comment!

Cafe Donuts: 2 Dozen Donuts for $12.50!


If you love Dunkin’ Donuts and are sad that we don’t have locations in Minnesota, then you will want to visit Café Donuts in Champlin. They make all the same type of doughnuts as Dunkin’ Donuts…..but BETTER! My favorite is the Vanilla Kreme (that’s it on the right side of the picture above), but their Cocoa Puff donut is a close second!

Right now you can get a Groupon for Two Dozen Donuts at Café Donuts for only $12.50. Limit 2 per person. Expires 120 days after purchase. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Pick these up on your way to work and be the office hero!