Tootsie’s tantalizes Tahoe tastebuds |

Tootsie’s tantalizes Tahoe tastebuds

Community submitted photo/Via aedgett@sierrasun.coTootsies in Tahoe City continues the all-American tradition of the full service ice cream parlor.

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – Wondering how to put the proverbial cherry on top of your perfect Tahoe day? Look no further than the newly opened Tootsie’s in Tahoe City, which offers a delightful selection of delectable sundaes, topped with whipped cream, nuts and a cherry, of course.

Located in the Lighthouse Shopping Center, adjacent to Safeway in Tahoe City, Tootsie’s is the brainchild of longtime locals Syd and Mike Earley, who previously owned Syd’s Bagelry in Tahoe City and Dockside Market in Homewood.

“We saw a real need for a fun, old fashioned ice cream parlor in Tahoe City,” explained Syd. “The ice cream parlor is an American institution that is just as relevant today as it was a century ago. The economy goes up and down, but people still deserve to treat themselves, right?”

The Earleys understand the local culture and Tootsie’s menu reflects both their knowledge and sense of humor. Customers will see all their favorite area landmarks represented on the sundae menu, including everything from the Tahoe Rim Trail, Blackwood Canyon and Sugar Pine to the D.L. Bliss, Lake Aloha and West Face. The Road Construction sundae, with its rocky road ice cream, is a lighthearted homage to Tahoe locals’ least favorite season. And finally, the Laker Blue sundae with its luscious blue berry sauce reflects the couple’s spirit of community involvement: $1 of each sundae’s cost goes to the North Tahoe Middle School and North Tahoe High School’s parent-teacher organization, VIPS.

Still, sundaes are just part of the fun at Tootsie’s. Self-serve frozen yogurt is sold by the ounce with plenty of fancy toppings to add some sweet pizzazz. Like to drink your treat? No problem, Tootsie’s also offers delicious ice cream sodas and milk shakes.

Parents of two sons, the Earleys understand sometimes one needs to imbibe something a tad more nourishing. With this in mind, Tootsie’s also offers a hot dog bar where people can select from veggie, all-beef, chicken sausage or Polish and then add a myriad of toppings.

Located at 950 North Lake Blvd., Tootsie’s Sundaes and Yogurt is open daily 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. For more information, call 581-4300.

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