Goog. Noun: A Canadian ice cream confection consisting of an upside down blueberry shake, with a hot fudge sundae and bananas topped with whipped cream. Available at the Bridge Drive-In Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Spring finally must be here in Winnipeg. This weekend two significant events happened that all but guarantee warmer weather is finally on its way. Firstly I broke the BBQ out of its icy embrace and fired up the charcoal for the first grilling of the season. Secondly the Bridge Drive-In is has opened its shuttered windows luring out Winnipegers from under their warm blankets with the promise of ice cream treats.
Now the Bridge Drive-in or as we locals call it BDI (Beady Eye), is a local institution that during the dog days of summer draws in crowds numbering in the thousands. All for a lick of an ice cream cone and a walk with your sweetheart over the Red River.
Only in Winnipeg would one see a crowd of eager people cuing up in lines 20 deep to wait for a taste of ice cream when the temperature hasn’t even broken the double digits in the daytime let alone zero degrees in the evening. Yet there we were tonight bundled up in hats and gloves, the odd one wearing a scarf. Money in hand waiting patiently for our turn at the counter.
As it turns out I didn’t actually do battle with the infamous Goog Sundae this evening, but I did enjoy my first vanilla soft serve cone with chocolate dip of the season. A cone in my estimation that is long overdue. Welcome spring, and bring on summertime!