Nice At Crispino's
Crispinos: 203-20 35 Ave.,
Cuisine: Ices and pastries
a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays,
and 11 a.m. to midnight weekends
three brothers Crispino had an idea to make their own Italian ices. But they wanted something different . . . not the
run of mill drippy variety. So, they toiled
over it for a few years, mixing a little of this and a little of that, until they came up
with the secret recipe which they are not telling.
you need to do is go to 35 Avenue and 204 Street in Bayside, and ask for Benny or Anthony,
or if you prefer, go to 150 Street in Whitestone, and ask for Carmine. Those are the brothers who create, on the
premises, over 80 flavors of ice cream, gelato, cream and water ices, including sugar and
fat free varieties. Flavors are rotated and about 50 are available daily.
talked about their signature selections . . . Spumoni Gelato, and Lemon Ice Sundae with
their special syrup and wafer cookie. Also,
Crispino Lemon or Pistachio Ice Sundae. At
$2.75, its a bargain for this rich and creamy summer treat.
Crispichino Cream Ice tastes like Java, and the Chip Cream Ice is a traditional
all-year-round favorite. ($1.50 for the medium size).
Cream Ice well, what about it? The
brothers are big fans, so this year they took Elvis favorite foods, peanut butter,
chocolate, and banana, and made ices in his memory.
all shook up, said Benny jokingly. We
use real ingredients in all our creams, like Lemon, Strawberries, Cherries, Chocolate, and
thats only the beginning. Patrons can relax at an outdoor café setting with
Cappuccino, Espresso, Coffee or Tea with homemade Cannolis, or assorted Cookies.
addition to the old fashioned help-yourself candy store on the premises, Benny said they
were planning to expand the food service to include Tortilla Wraps and Salads.
shop has an outdoor café open from March through October and walk-in service through
December. In case youre wondering what
happened to January and Februaryvacation.