Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

This edition of Excited about Eating has us stepping out of our comfort zone of concrete and brick restaurants to review a…

Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

Hart’s Soda Shop on wheels

Food Truck.

Now this is no ordinary food truck, since it only sells ice cream. Yes, I said ice cream. We found this “Ice Cream Truck” located at Latta Park, a 32 acre county park in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte.

Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

Latta Park

As the heat of the summer rolls into North Carolina, it just seems right to be enjoying a bowl on ice cream while sitting at a park.

Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

It just seems right to be enjoying a bowl on ice cream while sitting at a park.

Dora here. Ice cream is usually a snack we reserve for late evenings, just before bed, so taking a few minutes to chill outdoors with a bowl of ice cream with the temperature hiking close to ninety was a treat. And Latta Park in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte was so shady and sweet. Surrounded by a grassy berm, parents felt free to kick back and watch their kids play in the enclosed park with squirting water and a nearby playground. Happy squeals, excited chatter and laughter, the chiming of a church bell and a train’s whistle were relaxing sounds. Sunday afternoons don’t get much better than that. Well, maybe throw in a good book and a hammock. 🙂

I chose the Taking Back Sundae, two scoops of vanilla ice cream with a mix of Heath bar, Reeces and Butterfinger bites. The ice cream was good, nothing outstanding, but hit the spot on a hot day in North Carolina.

Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

Hit the spot on a hot NC afternoon

Dora here. The food truck was fun and whimsical with the pop up top. But after seeing Coconut Cream on a Yelp photo, my mouth watering in anticipation, I was disappointed not to find it among their list of sundaes. The Put a Little Pepe in Your Stepe was creamy and smooth, but loaded with too many pretzels for my liking. After I shoved a few into hubby’s bowl, I enjoyed it. But only until I glimpsed the credit card receipt. The $5.50 each jolted me. I’m not overly frugal, but I expect more for our $11 plus tip.

What’s your favorite ice cream treat?

We rate this food truck 3 forks out of 5 for a family friendly food truck serving good ice cream.


11 thoughts on “Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

  1. Boy, you could have purchased a couple half gallons of ice cream for that price, Dora. As hot as it’s been, I’m sure you had to eat it fast. I do like the retro VW van, it’s perfect for selling ice cream. My favorite treat is Italian water ice. Happy Saturday! xo

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    • Hey Jacqui! Too bad on the headaches. Yikes! I can’t imagine not being able to eat ice cream. So sorry! Congratulations on your new fiction book, To Hunt a Sub, and thanks for popping into my little corner of the webosphere. 🙂


    • Thanks Jacqui, not sure if I would just not have to suffer through a head ache ever so often to enjoy ice cream.


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