Growlers Ice Cream Shop, Joe Batt’s Arm, Newfoundland
Like it’s sister restaurant, Nicole’s, Growlers is pure Newfoundland. Hyper-seasonal in nature, its staff, who are all local women, make some of the most innovative ice creams anywhere. They are sensational! Using the islands rich supply of berries, the array of flavours mirror the culinary possibilities that exist from partridgeberry jam tart to ginger-juniper. The shop’s table tops are emblazoned with the berries of the island…a precursor to the various seasonal treats.
Growlers takes its name from the large pieces of ice that calve off the larger icebergs as they travel by the community on their way south from the Arctic. Bergy bits (smaller than growlers) are a saleable commodity on Fogo Island and, when added to drinks, pop and fizz as the gases are released from the pressure of being under the ice for so many millennia.
Growlers is one of more than 250 restaurants taking part in Food Day Canada.