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Preview: BYT Cookies and Cream
August 21, 2013 | 9:00AM

It’s time again for another event full of sugar-addled, insulin-deficient fun. It’s time for our Cookies and Cream Extravaganza! How long has it been since you’ve been in the presence of something this awesome? Since the last time we took an amazing sugar-trip together in the form of Donut Fest? It’s been entirely too long friends. Think of Cookies and Cream like a sequel to that. Any sequel but Phantom Menace. Never Phantom Menace. There will be cookies. There will be cream. There will be fun.

In addition to more sugar than any sane person would dare turn down, there are going to be plenty of other mmmm-azing things to do. Sean Peoples will be DJing and King Street Bluegrass will be bluegrassing. There will be board games, skeeball, cornhole and more.

No ankle-biting, crumb snatchers allowed (this is a 21+ event) so feel free to let your inner child run free. To get you in the Cookies and Cream holiday spirit, we interviewed a few of the sugar connoisseurs to give you a little insight into just what it takes to make a Cookies and Cream champion. Get your tickets before it’s too late! We look forward to seeing you there!

Uncle Chips

Owner Shannon Boyle

(Photo by Dakota Fine)

What is your signature treat?

The chocolate chip cookie is kind of the flagship concept. All of our cookies are crunchy on the outside, chewy on inside so they taste like the perfect cookies. They’re unique because we don’t use eggs, but they taste the same as traditional cookies. I hate eggs. I don’t want to look at eggs.

What treats are you bringing Saturday?

Cookies. We have 4 flavors at the store. We’ll be bringing, chocolate chip, double chocolate chip oatmeal, and peanut butter is the newest one.

Real or fictional, who is our dream celebrity endorsement?

Bethany Frankel. I really love her. If she would endorse our product I would be over the moon. I don’t care, I just want everybody to like our cookies. We’ve had a few celebrities eat our cookies before. Britney Spears had them once.

What’s one piece of advice you would give to the Cookie Monster?

He doesn’t need advice, He just likes to eat cookies. Never change cookie monster

Farmers Fishers Bakers

Pastry Chef Ashely Soto

 

What is your signature treat?

I love to make simple things with great ingredients. Lately I’m in love with pound cake and peaches.

What treats are you bringing Saturday? 
Turtle inspired ice cream sandwich with chocolate cookies, butter brickle ice cream, and caramel filling.
 
Real or fictional, who is your dream celebrity endorsement?
President Obama, for sure!
What’s one piece of advice you would give to the Cookie Monster?
Slow down, you’re wasting all of your cookies!

Macaron Bee

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What is your signature treat?

Fleur de Sel Caramel and Pistachio

What treats are you bringing Saturday?

Variety of French Macarons and Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich

Real or fictional, who is your dream celebrity endorsement?

Pierre Herme

What is one piece of advice you would give to the Cookie Monster?

To diversify his cookie habit with cookies other than chocolate chip…

Nicecream Factory

What is your signature treat?

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream (aka- the best ice cream in the world)

What treats are you bringing Saturday?

Cinnamon Vanilla Nicecream and “For the Love of Chocolate” Nicecream

Real or fictional, who is your dream celebrity endorsement?

Snoopy

What’s one piece of advice you would give to the Cookie Monster?

Eat cookies with ice cream!

Shake Shack

What is your signature treat?

We’re all about the frozen custard. Spun at ridiculous speeds, it’s smoother, creamier and richer than regular ice cream. Enjoy it straight up as a cup or cone or try it in a delicious shake, float or concrete.

Each month features a custard calendar of daily rotating flavors. A few August highlights: Blueberry Sweet Corn, Caramel Popcorn and Strawberry Cheesecake.

What treats are you bringing Saturday?

We’ll be scooping up Chocolate Chip Cookie Frozen Custard, our spin on Grandma’s classic recipe.

Real or fictional, who is your dream celebrity endorsement?

Can’t go wrong with Aziz Ansari: “One of the big things I miss about New York is not my friends so much; it’s Shake Shack, the burger place. I miss Shake Shack.”

What’s one piece of advice you would give to the Cookie Monster?

Fewer cookies, more custard.

Milk Cult

Boss Hog Ed Cornell

What is your signature treat?

Our signature treat at the BYT Cookies & Cream event is our Black Sesame Ice Cream

What treats are you bringing Saturday?

We will be bringing our Ice Cream Sandwiches-
Corn Flake Cookie w/ Milk & Honey Ice Cream
Chocolate Chip Cooke w/ Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Real or fictional, who is your dream celebrity endorsement?

Virgin of Guadalupe (you can decide for yourself if that’s fictional or real)
or Billy D. Williams

What’s one piece of advice you would give to the Cookie Monster?

All is not lost, the unconquerable will, and study of revenge, immortal hate, and the courage never to submit or yield
-Milton, Paradise Lost

The Blind Dog Cafe at Darnell’s

Baker Greer Ann Gilchrist

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What is your signature treat?

Milk and dark chocolate chip cookies

What treats are you bringing Saturday?

I’m bringing a collection of our Cookie of the Month cookies we feature monthly at Blind Dog Cafe. I’ll bring the summer collection: chocolate walnut peanut butter cookie, s’mores cookie, blueberry cookie. And then the classic cookie.

Real or fictional, who is your dream celebrity endorsement?

My non-celebrity parents. Who wouldn’t want their parents endorsement or support? Or Paula Deen pre-racial slurs.

What’s one piece of advice you would give to the Cookie Monster?

Keep eating and never go to the dentist.
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