If the weather is nice this weekend, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to get frozen custard at Goodie’s Frozen Custard & Treats in Old Town.
This month, owner Brandon Byrd reopened on weekends with sunny, warm weather — soft openings for his soft serve custard, so to speak.
“It’s good to have a couple soft openings after a winter hiatus to get back into the swing of things and refamiliarize yourself on things,” Byrd told ALXnow. “Whenever the weather breaks, for me in my mind it’s time to reopen. I’m looking forward to it, and to seeing familiar faces and new faces.”
Byrd operates Goodies from the 1930s-era ice house at 200 Commerce Street. He started the business more than a decade ago in his custard truck, Gigi. The shop sells one flavor of Wisconsin-style custard — vanilla — and customers choose from a myriad of toppings, all for $8 to $10.
Prices are staying the same, a pledge that Byrd made last year.
“It’s the same price point as always,” he said. “I’m a man of my word. Is it easy? No.”
Goodies was named one of the top 40 ice cream shops in the country this year by Thrillist.
“It’s great to get back into the flow of things before my season officially opens on Memorial Day weekend,” Byrd said. “We’ll be open until Labor Day, and we’ll stay open on nice weekends in the fall if the weather is nice.”
Follow Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats on Instagram to see when they are open between now and Memorial Day weekend.
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