Fort Worth's Melt Ice Creams has won legions of loyal fans since it opened in Fort Worth's Near Southside neighborhood just over a year ago — but that's a mighty long drive for ice cream-loving Dallasites. Lucky for you, Observer critic Scott Reitz breaks the news that Kari Crowe's ice cream shop is headed for Oak Cliff.
Sayeth the Reitz:
In the next month or two, she will be setting up a mini-Melt of sorts at Urban Acres in Oak Cliff. Many of the details are still being worked out but she plans on making the cones on-site, which means Urban Acres is about to smell really, really good on the weekends.
Melt specializes in unique flavors made with locally-sourced ingredients, from Dude, Sweet Chocolate and Avoca coffee to Texas pecans. There's always a vegan-friendly flavor or two, as well, such as avocado-lime or blackberry sorbet.
With the recent arrival of a second Carnival Barker's location and the existing La Original Michoacana, not to mention beloved snow cone staple Aunt Stelle's, Oak Cliff is quickly achieving frozen treat nirvana — and with summer on the horizon, it's not a moment too soon.