6 Places to Try Thai Rolled Ice Cream in Philly

Whether you've heard about it or not, there's no denying it sounds intriguing: Thai rolled ice cream (also known as smash ice cream). The name itself describes it pretty well, but the process is just as fun to watch as the ice cream is to eat. Just watching videos of it is pretty mesmerizing. Liquid ice cream is poured onto a cold metal sheet and then expertly shaped and formed into a perfect rolled cylinder about the size of a roll of quarters. It resembles something like a Swedish roll, but it's made entirely of delicious, sweet ice cream. You can make it even more unique and yummy by adding mix-ins and toppings. We've rounded up some great places in the city to try this delectable new phenomenon! It's the perfect way to celebrate or to finish out a fun day of adventures.

Top Spots for Hot Chocolate in Fairfield County

Nothing warms the body -- and raises the spirits -- like a rich, creamy mug of hot chocolate. Are you in search of the perfect artisan mug of cocoa for yourself? Or a place to take the kiddos for a hot chocolate treat on a cold day? When it comes to hot chocolate, these "hot" spots in Fairfield County have got you covered (and sprinkled with marshmallows too)! Make it a full day out with other stops at some of our favorite Fairfield family places. If you are interested in touring more local food and restaurant haunts good for the kids, check out 10 Food Trucks Your Kids will Love and Family-Friendly Brunch Places in Fairfield County too.

Birthday Freebies: Where Philly Kids Eat Free and Get Free Stuff on their Birthdays

Birthdays are the best time of year for kids, and nothing makes a special day sweeter like free stuff! There's something extra exciting about being treated to something free on your big day. We've got a list of tons of great birthday freebies for kids. From meals to ice cream, to clothes and books, you can find just about anything for free on your birthday. Take note, these freebies require you to sign up for emails ahead of time, so even if your child's birthday isn't coming up, you might want to get started.

Enjoy a Lunar New Year Feast at These NYC Chinese Restaurants

Lunar New Year is one of the most important traditional holidays on the Chinese calendar, and what better way to ring in any new year than by feasting. Whether it’s a tradition in your home or not, while you’re enjoying the firecrackers and parades make sure you take time to eat at some of New York City's best purveyors of Chinese food. And when we say time, we mean a few hours.

Banquet dinners can consist of six to 12 courses. Every dish has symbolic significance: fish increases prosperity, noodles bring longevity, and dumplings promise wealth. My family, including my 1-year-old, love a good, traditional, carb-coma banquet. Four generations around one table, red envelopes being passed with love, and hours to spare on course after course? Now that’s how to celebrate the New Year.

Book your own adventurous feast with the kids at one of these celebrated locations in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Flushing, Queens, and Manhattan's Chinatown, or just stop in for a traditional Lunar New Year snack or dessert. And don’t end the party at the dinner table. Lunar New Year in New York City is jammed with amazing parades and activities for the kiddies as well.


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