Monday, February 8, 2016

Tastes of Carrollton Ohio: Scooter's Cafe and Ice Cream

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Tastes of Carrollton Ohio: Scooter's Cafe and Ice Cream

If you like homemade root beer, hard pack ice cream, and fresh baked chocolate brownies, stop by Scooters Cafe and Ice Cream of Carrollton, Ohio, at 1115 Canton RD (State Route 43). The Cafe lies just minutes from Atwood Lake Resort and Conference Center and Leesville Lake, both part of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.

Scott "Scooter" Carson opened Scooters in June 2009 as an experiment in entrepreneurship. Since then, the menu has evolved to include hot dogs, coneys, sloppy joes, BLT with optional E, pulled pork, hot spiral ham and cheese, and grilled or buffalo chicken sandwiches. Scott serves espresso, mocha, latte, cappuccino and macchiato coffee drinks, along with hot chocolate, chai, and regular tea. The root beer is home brewed, and there is old-fashioned chocolate soda as well. The fresh Pierre's hard-packed ice cream includes black cherry, "chase your tail" caramel, Superman and other popular flavors. Bunker, the Scooters mascot, is a female Boston Terrier, who thrives on attention and loves working her way around the cafe. Bunker welcomes customers and fellow canines alike, setting them at ease and bringing a smile to every face.

Scott's wife Kathy makes homemade pastries and chocolate treats daily. Among her specialties: a cinnamon-laced triangle of baklava, devil's food cupcakes with vanilla cream frosting laced with semi-sweet chocolate chips, and chocolate football pops with a pretzel rod stick. The prices are very wallet-friendly.

Scott and Kathy believe that it is vital to give back to the local community. They hold regular fundraisers for the Carroll County Animal Protection League. They support local talent by providing a venue for Carrollton High School's music and theater department to perform revues of their upcoming shows. Teachers a 50% discount every Monday, and local Bible study groups receive Two for One discounts on Wednesday nights. OSU fans receive discounts and specials on Saturdays when they wear their game gear.

Other entertainment ranges from singers Keith Barnett, Bill Grimes and Scott Velain to local bluegrass fiddle player Marty Jones. It also includes karaoke, bingo, cornhole tournaments, and game nights. Keith Barnett and Marty Grimes drew a respectable crowd on August 29th with their 60s and 70s tunes, including "Love Is All Around Us," by the Troggs. Upcoming events include watching the September 5th OSU -v- Navy football game at noon while enjoying the annual Ponderosa car show; Bill Grimes and Scott Velain's folk and acoustic guitar concert at 7 PM on September 12, and the September 13 performance of CHS Showstoppers at 1 PM, directed by Cherri Miller. September 19 at 7 PM is the Battle of the Sexes: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader. Bring your voice on September 26 for the return of Karaoke Night.