While temperatures were dropping quickly on Saturday, owner Carmen LaRosa was swinging open the doors on Avenue Scoop at 932 E. Passyunk Avenue. LaRosa's new venture is an ice cream/coffee joint that's a one-stop-shop for all of your carbohydrate and dairy needs.
The menu has a little something for everyone, including bagels, coffee, bagels, waffles, pastries, and Breyer's ice cream. There's an ice cream-stuffed cannoli served like a banana split, and a doggy water fountain for your fuzzy buddies. LaRosa said that when the weather turns warm, they're going to have a front porch for hanging out and people watching the boozers going in and out of the Royal Tavern.