Comfy Cow Ice Cream Shortage

The Comfy Cow Ice Cream Shortage

Few Flavors. Closed Stores. Empty Freezers.

 

For weeks now, The Comfy Cow stores have been down to as few as four flavors of ice cream for scoops and have had empty refrigerators, according to customers who have taken to social media to express their concerns.

For the most part customers have been very sympathetic but there have also been other customers who are threatening to take their business elsewhere to other ice cream shops such as Graeters, Louisville Cream, and Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen if they don’t clean up their act fast.

On  May 3rd The Comfy Cow posted on their Facebook, “We want to apologize to all of our loyal and amazing customers. We are experiencing some growing pains due to an unexpected rapid growth spurt. The demand for our ice cream has put a temporary strain on our ability to keep up with demand. We have a solid action plan in place but it is taking a little more time than we anticipated. We appreciate your patience. Please hang in there with us and we should be back on track soon. We love you all and we’re so grateful for your patronage and loyalty. Again – apologies for any inconveniences you may have experienced recently when visiting our scoop shops. (Please share or let others know.)”

But why the sudden a so called “ice cream shortage” The Comfy Cow?

On Monday, Tim Koons-McGee (The Comfy Cow CEO) issued the following statement to Louisville HotBytes:

“We had our main ice cream making machine breakdown and the parts took over a month to come in. On top of that our grocery business took off like a rocket suddenly and this all happened simultaneously at the start of “the season.” We made the decision to try and satisfy both aspects of the business as best we could with sort of a hybrid approach to supplying ice cream. In hindsight, I think all we did was piss off scoop shop customers and grocery stores at the same time.

We are now back up functioning normally production wise but we dug such a big hole that it’s taking us forever to build our inventories back up with the ongoing demand. We recently started a second shift that should be fully functional within the next week or two and we’re hoping that will allow us to catch up.”

Hopefully all The Comfy Cow locations are back up and running soon! So everyone can get a sweet treat during these hot summer months!

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Beach Drinks

5 Drinks that will bring the Tropics to you

Whether you don’t have time to go to the beach or just want the feeling of a tropical vacation without all the costs these drinks can take you to paradise with a quick pour and a splash!

1. Pina Colada

  • 1-1 1/2 cup ice
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz coconut cream
  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 1 ounce dark rum

2. Strawberry Daiquiri

  • 5 large strawberries
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed, strained lime juice
  • Ice (for blending)

    3. Tequila Sunrise

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 ounce grenadine syrup
  • Orange slice, for garnish
  • High-quality maraschino cherry, such as Luxardo, for garnish
  • Serve on ice

4. Mai Tai

  • 1 oz (2 tablespoons) dark rum
  • 1 oz (2 tablespoons) amber rum
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 oz (1 tablespoon) Cointreau or triple sec
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon orgeat syrup* or 1 drop pure almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon superfine granulated sugar
  • Dash of grenadine
  • Garnish: an orange slice
  • Serve over ice

5. Long Island Iced Tea

  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce light rum
  • 1/2 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce tequila
  • 1-ounce sour mix
  • Cola
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

 

Differences between Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes

Differences between Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes

Alaskan Malamutes and  Siberian Husky may look the same, but they actually are extremely different and in more ways than one.

Starting with the Origins

Malamutes- Alaska by the Inuit people with a nomadic lifestyle. Name originated from the Inuit word, Mahlemuts.

Huskies- Siberia by the Chukchi people with a semi-nomadic lifestyle.

Size

Malamutes- 23 to 25 inches at the shoulder (58.4 to 63.5 centimeters). They tend to be heavier and denser-boned. Typically 75 to 85 pounds.

Huskies- 20 to 23.5 inches at the shoulder (50.8 to 59.6 centimeters). They tend to be lighter with smaller bones. Typically 35 to 60 pounds.

Appearance

Malamutes- Eyes are brown, almond shaped. Tails are very furred and plume and curled up over the back. Coat is a double coat with the layer closest to skin being around 2 inches thick. The outer coat is coarse and stands off the body, but is longer on the tail. Coloring of malamutes are shades of gray and white, sable and white, black and white, seal and white, red and white, or solid white. They have markings on face and a bit at the nape of the neck. They can also have a dark grey to buff colored undertone around their white areas.

Huskies- Eyes are brown, blue, green, 1 brown and 1 blue or multi color. Huskies eyes set closer together on their head. Tails are bushy and carried in a sickle shape. Coat is a thick dense undercoat with longer topcoat of short straight hairs. Huskies come in a variety of colors and patterns; black and white, copper red and white, grey and white, pure white, and the rare ‘agouti’ coat. White on paws, legs and facial markings.

5 Not So Ordinary DIY Pet Homes

Your furry friends aren’t ordinary so why should their homes be?! These 5 DIY Pet Homes add some spice to you and your pets lives without the cost!

  1. Tee Pee

    There are tons of tutorials on YouTube on how to make tee pees and who knew they could also make adorable pet homes!

  2. Suitcase

    We all have one! Who knew it could be as simple as throwing a cushion in the bottom of the bed and calling it a day.

  3. Pallet

    Tons and tons of different things you can do with a scrap pallet, and 99% of the time you can get them for free. Stores like Lowes and Walmart have stacks of pallets behind their stores that are up for grabs. You could also make your way to a warehouse and I’m sure they would be more than happy to share some of their extra pallets with you for your crafting needs.

  4. Milk Carton Igloo

    Why buy one of those super expensive outdoor igloos when you could make your own! One mans trash is another persons treasure, in this case literally. Your empty milk jugs can make up your pets new home! Definitely the most time consuming DIY on this list!

  5. Nightstand

            

    This one is super simple! You can either buy a nightstand that already has the pet cage all in one (pictured on the left), or you could simply just put a doggie bed at the bottom of your current nightstand (pictured on the right)!

 

Tie Dye Inspiration

The options of tie dye designs are endless, but behind every masterpiece of artwork comes some type of inspiration. Here are some tie dye designs for you to try out today!

  1. Spiral Pattern

    Spiral Pattern is the OG design of tie dye, and nonetheless will never go out of style. With all the different color combinations out there today every shirt is going to look original.

  2. Ocean Swirls

    If you are a fan of waves and the ocean, this tie dye design is for you!

  3. Sunburst


    This design allows for 2 to 3 colors and really adds some funk and fun to what was a basic white tee.

  4. Heart Tie Dye

    A heart design could make for a perfect gift to someone you love, or even a gift to your mom on mothers day or just a cute tee or tapestry. It’s a little bit more of a trickier design, so make sure to follow steps closely. I recommend using YouTube DIY tutorials so that you can make sure you have the best results!

  5. V-Neck/ The V Tie Dye


    Last but not least! V-Neck Tie Dye is a perfect happy medium in the tie dye world. Personally this design is my favorite because it allows you to still rock the tie dye without being overly flamboyant with the hippy like design.

    Tie Dye doesn’t have to just be for t-shirts, try out some of these designs on socks, bedding, towels, bandanas, shoes, pants, curtains, or even make a DIY tapestry! Honestly, the options are E N D L E S S.

 

 

Activities To Do This Summer

Tye Dye- The options are endless from tye dye designs, colors, and the clothing you choose to dye!

Fly a Kite- Just be sure to pick a windy day to do it, this activity is for all ages!

Have a Picnic- No wicker basket needed, this could even be as simple as picking up Jimmy Johns and heading to a nearby park with a blanket to sit on!

Have a Bonfire- Hot dogs and S’mores! Or if you’re of age invite some friends over and have a couple beers around the fire and enjoy your summer night.

Go to the Drive-In- Its an oldie but still a  goodie! According to this article, there are still 338 Drive-In’s left in America so there is bound to be one somewhere around you!

 Go Fishing- Not always the most fun since its more like a waiting game, but when you do catch that fish the wait will be worth it.

Go Swimming- This is a no brainer. Whether its at a swimming pool, a rock quarry a lake or a river!

Go on a Road Trip– Whether its to the great smokey mountains or to the beach, just make sure you go on at least one!

Buy a Slip n Slide- For the low price of $9.99 you can head up to your local grocery and pick one up, chances are you’ll have to throw it away at the end of the day because it will be ripped but it will definitely be worth the day of fun!

Make Popsicles- Come up with the next best flavor combination using different fruit and fruit juices!

Go to an Amusement Park-  There are amusement parks everywhere nearby and most of them have waterparks so its 2 parks for 1 price!

And if none of those sound fun, get a summer job and make that moula to get your life together.

25 Pup Friendly Restaurants in Louisville, KY

Whether you just got a puppy, or if you want to grab a brew with your dog, or even if you have no friends to eat with these restaurants are happy to serve you and your four legged friend!

Against the Grain

Saints Pizza and Pub

Molly Malones

The Silver Dollar

Brownies “The Shed” Grille & Bar in the Highlands

Mark’s Feed Store

Highland Morning

Impellizzeri’s Pizza

Dairy Kastle- check out the pup treats here! For just $1 you can get your furry four legged friend a nice treat! They have dog bones with ice cream on top! 10/10! Sure to be a puppy favorite!

Mommas BBQ

Double Dogs

Mike Linnig’s

Garage Bar

Grind Burger Kitchen

Decca

Great Flood Brewing Company

LouVino

The Post

Four Pegs

Apocalypse Brew Works

The Hub Louisville

O’Shea’s Traditional Irish Pub

MexA Steak Tacos

The Eagle Louisville

Finn’s Southern Kitchen

 

All these restaurants are certified dog approved according to Yelp and reviewers as well as myself! Although these restaurants are dog approved, dogs are required to stay outside in the patio areas due to health code regulations! You and your furry friend are more than happy to try out all these places and enjoy your meal/ drink together! Servers usually love seeing pups at their restaurants and are happy to give your 4 legged friend a bowl for water! (Which the bowl usually just consists of a take out box cut in half). Also, Most of these restaurants also offer doggy treats so make sure your pup brings their appetite!

5 Reasons Why Trader Joes is the best

  1. You are allowed to sample ANYTHING in the store before buying it.

    Just grab an employee and they will open anything in the store for you to try before you buy it to make sure you love it! Feeling skeptical about that new crab dip? Grab an employee and they’ll open it up and chances are the employee will even want to try it for themselves!

  2. Employees are always happy to be there.

    Rumor has it that the employees get taken care of when it comes to their pay, but they also love to engage in conversation and find out what your weekend plans are as well as what your day is consisting of. Not to mention they always have a smile on their face!

  3. Prices are lower due to not paying extra for marketing costs.

    The company is known for not spending as much money on marketing and advertising as its competitors which allows for the products to be much cheaper. In fact Trader Joes doesn’t even have an official Facebook or Twitter page. The company uses word of mouth as their “advertising”. Advertising costs won’t be tacked on to Trader Joe’s goods which allows for good quality at a cheaper price.

  4. Seasonal items!

    This ranges greatly! Everything from seasonal scented stickers to seasonal food and beverage items. During the winter time they have bomb double chocolate chip waffles… 10/10 recommend.

  5. BOOZE.

    In the liquor store attached to the grocery store you can find ” 2 buck chuck”, which is $1.99 bottles of wine as well as a bourbon that tastes just like the expensive stuff for less than $20 a bottle! Trader Joes Kentucky Bourbon is said to be a pretty close replica to Woodford Reserve

5 MUST TRY Doughnut Shops in Louisville

  1. Hi-Five Doughnuts

    Hands down the best place for some doughy sugar goodness.  Theres a reason it made number 1 on this list. Customers can build their own  doughnut creations with a number of different glazes and toppings. If building your own doughnut isn’t your forte you can also choose one of the many staples that they have become known for such as their Kentucky Fried Buttermilk Chicken Doughnut, the Bourbon Caramel with Bacon, or their “Sugah Doughnut”.

  2. Nords Bakery

    Home to the famous maple bacon doughnut and yes there is a full strip of bacon on this bad boy. Super close to the University of Louisville so definitely a huge hit for all those college kids ballin’ on a budget.

  3. Plehn’s Bakery

    Although their name is Plehn’s there is nothing plain about it! You can’t go wrong with the pretzel, cinnamon twist, or coconut doughnut here. Plehn’s is a local favorite since 1924!

  4. Sugar & Spice Donut Shop

    Serving Louisville for over 30 years, Sugar & Spice offers over 30 varieties of doughnuts! With flavors such as: Cookies & Cream, Banana Split, Chocolate Peanut Cake, Apple Streusel, Coconut Custard, Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake, Moose Tracks and Banana Cream Pie! —- Yes those are all doughnuts.

  5. Heitzman Traditional Bakery and Deli

    Louisville’s bakery for over 125 years!  Also home to some good homemade doughnuts that will satisfy your cravings!

    For those non doughnut lovers in Louisville check out My Favorite Muffin for a bakers dozen of mini muffins or choose one of their gourmet giant muffins! Or if you want to try out Louisville’s best cinnamon roll swing on over to Breadworks!

The ABC’S of Red Bull

A- Amino Acid 

The amino acid in Red Bull is Taurine. There is 1000mg of Taurine in a 8.4oz can of Red Bull. Taurine is an amino acid that is already produced in our body and is found naturally in meat, fish and baby food.  It also supports neurological development and helps regulate the level of water and minerals in the blood.

B- B Vitamins

B3, B5, B6 and B12 are all in a can of Red Bull.

B3– Niacin: One of the primary uses for niacin is to boosts HDL cholesterol.

B5– Pantothenic Acid: Breaks down fats and carbs for energy as well as being responsible for the production of sex and stress-related hormones including testosterone. Studies show that B5 also promotes healthy skin with the ability to reduce signs of skin aging such as redness and skin spots.

B6– Pyridoxine: B6 helps regulate levels of the amino acid homocysteine (associated with heart disease). Pyridoxine is a major player in mood and sleep patterns because it helps the body produce serotonin, melatonin and norepinephrine, a stress hormone. Some studies suggest that vitamin B6 can reduce inflammation.

B12– Cobalamin: B12 produces red blood cells and helps iron do its job by creating the oxygen carrying protein, hemogloblin.

C- Caffeine

There are 80mg in an 8.4oz can of Red Bull. This caffeine in a 8.4oz can of Red Bull compares to the caffeine content in a small home-brewed cup of coffee. The FDA allows adults up to 400mg of caffeine a day.

S- Sugars

Red Bull has full sugar options which is equivalent to the same amount of sugar in a cup of Apple Juice. The sugars used in the full sugar options are Sucrose and Glucose.

There are also sugar-free options of Red Bull that are sweetened with sweeteners such as Aspartame, Acesulfame Potassium (also known as Ace-K) and Sucralose.

Red Bull has expanded greatly since it was founded in 1987. They started with the OG, Red Bull Energy Drink which has since been developed into more options with the same wings. Some of the flavors on the market today are: Red Bull Energy Drink, Red Bull Sugar Free, Red Edition: Cranberry, Blue Edition: Blueberry, Yellow Edition: Tropical, Orange Edition: Tangerine, Green Edition: Kiwi Apple, Purple Edition: Sugar Free Acai Berry, Lime Edition: Sugar Free Limeade and the Summer Edition: Grapefruit Twist!