August 21st, 2008 - Posted in Press
Little Man Ice Cream Lets Conventioneers Savor a Scoop of Nostalgia
DNC conventioneers seeking a break from the convention floor can rise above the hustle and bustle just a short walk from the Pepsi Center. Little Man Ice Cream, housed in a gleaming 28-foot replica of an old-fashioned milk can, offers up home-made ice cream, sorbet, gelato, and cool drinks in Denver’s historic Highland neighborhood.
The brainchild and labor of love of Realtor/Developer Paul Tamburello, Little Man Ice Cream was inspired by Tamburello’s father’s love for ice cream and family activities. The whimsical 28’ tall steel building, now Denver’s newest landmark, represents an earlier generation’s joy in the Sunday afternoon family outing…read full article.
August 14th, 2008 - Posted in Press
Little Pub Co. just got bigger, biting off the British Bulldog
We all scream: Open just over a month, Little Man Ice Cream — the giant silver milk can with a patio attached at 2620 16th Street (right by Lola) — is already a neighborhood landmark. Inspiration for the place came from owner Paul Tamburello‘s own past: a grandfather who owned an ice cream store in Chicago in the 1930s. Little Man did a booming business in Denver’s wicked heat, serving up handmade ice cream in homemade waffle cones, hand-mixed sodas, ice cream bars and sandwiches, root beer floats — the works. But the place doesn’t plan to shut down when this broiling summer gives way to winter’s chill. Instead, with the snow will come a menu shift and the addition of hot soups, chili, fresh-baked bread and hot chocolate.
I recently talked to Nik Isaac, “a humble employee” at Little Man, and he told me that while the joint has been jumping almost every night this summer, with crowds “packed to the sidewalk,” there’d always been a plan to keep the registers ringing year-round. “Winters in Denver kinda suck, you know?” he said, so Little Man wants to be there for the snow-bound neighbors, switching on the soup kettles when the ice cream machines go quiet and adding a bank of patio heaters to keep everyone toasty…read full article.
August 7th, 2008 - Posted in Press
5 Great Places in Denver for Ice Cream, Gelato and Frozen Custard
Little Man Ice Cream: Although this is a newly opened establishment, its unique façade and ambiance make it an excellent choice for ice cream in Denver. The store itself is shaped like a giant, antique milk jug. Patrons can enjoy a yummy ice cream treat while relaxing on the patio. The service here is fast and friendly. Little Man Ice Cream is located at 2620 16th Street, Denver, Colorado, 80211, (303)455-3811…read full article.