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Top 10 Frozen Treats in FXBG

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My family loves anything icy as a treat. To beat the heat, we’ve put together our favorite spots for a frozen iced treat.

What is your favorite place to grab a frozen treat? Share it with us!

1. Abner B’s

Recently renovated in the old Wally’s and newly opening downtown, Abner B.’s has some delicious, creamy ice cream. It’s an absolute treat.

abner bsPhoto from Abner B's Facebook page

2. Sweet Frog

Froyo is a favorite because it offers dairy free options as well as a variety of toppings! Plus, the decorations and the frog mascots, Scoop and Cookie, are fun for the kids.

sweetfrogPhoto from Stafford Sweet Frog Facebook page

3. Carl’s Frozen Custard

Carl's is a local favorite and Fredericksburg staple. Don't be scared away by the line - it moves quickly! (And you have to try the milkshakes!)

carlsPhoto from Carl's Facebook page

4. Moo Thru

Moo Thru prides itself on the product of the local farmer. There is now a mobile Moo Thru in Stafford, but their fixed location is in Remington. It's worth the drive!

moothru logoLogo from Moo Thru's website

5. Italian Station

A trip to Italy might break the bank, but you can get a taste of it with some gelato from Italian Station. Parents can also get a pick-me-up, otherwise known as espresso!

ItalianStationPhoto from Italian Station's Facebook page

6. Fun Time Ice Cream

They have three mobile locations throughout the Fredericksburg area. While options are limited, the treats are good and reasonably priced. Look for the giant ice cream cone!

funtime2Photo from Fun Time's Facebook page

7. Baskin-Robbins

31 flavors anyone? You can also grab donuts while you're there! There are two locations in FXBG and one in Stafford.

baskin robbinsBaskin-Robbins logo from the Stafford location's Facebook page

8. Menchi’s

Conveniently located in the Spotsylvania Towne Center, Menchi’s froyo is a fun treat after shopping. (Or when the lines in the food court are too long ... FredParent's webmaster enjoyed a froyo lunch from Menchi's the other day when the crowds were crazy!)

menchiesPhoto from Menchie's Facebook page

9. Rita's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard

Italian Ice? Yes, please. Try the combination of Italian Ice and Custard. It’s a unique treat that is sure to please.

ritasPhoto from Rita's Facebook page

10. Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Need a burger and fries with your frozen custard? Stop in at Freddy’s! Their fries are delicious, too! Two locations in South Stafford and FXBG.

Photo from Freddy's Facebook (on Jeff Davis Hwy)


Compiled by Lovedy Carroll and family

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Top 10 Pop Culture Dads

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There’s so much to be said for a good dad. In honor of Father’s Day, by staff compilation, our staff has put together our top 10 Pop Culture Dads. Tell us who YOUR favorite Pop Culture Dad is, and you could win a book of oral histories from Virginia WWII veterans, perfect for the history-buff dad in your life.

1. Our favorite helicopter dad award goes to Marlin, the clown fish, from Disney’s Finding Nemo (2003), who overcame his anxiety disorder to pursue his son across the ocean.

2. The best dad in a crisis award goes to stockbroker Chris Gardner in Pursuit of Happyness (2006), played by Will Smith. Despite homelessness and balancing work and childcare, Chris overcame the odds.

3. The large family dad award goes to Mr. Weasley from the Harry Potter series. Arthur Weasley is the muggle-obsessed father of seven children who still makes room in his heart for Harry.

4. Our superhero dad pick is Hawkeye of the Marvel Universe Avengers. "Hawkeye" Barton is truly the most “human” (and maybe the hottest?) of the Avengers.

5. If you need a dad with a “very particular set of skills”, Brian Mills in Taken (2009), played by Liam Neesen, is the dad for you. Kidnap his daughter, and he will find you.

6. The original work-from-home dad trophy goes to Tony Miceli on Who’s the Boss?, played by Tony Danza. Tony made housework sexy again.

7. For every dad who has lost his cool over a budget, the best Father of the Bride (1991) award goes to George Banks, played by Steve Martin. [We also love Steve in Parenthood (1989) and Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)!]

8. The traditional values dad award goes to Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, on Downton Abbey. You can always count on the Earl to arrive at dinner in tails.

9. The funniest dad award goes to How to Dad YouTube star Jordan Watson. The New Zealander has a funny take on the challenges of parenting.

10. The best dad hair prize goes to Mufasa from Disney’s The Lion King (1994). There was no bald spot to be found on that king of the jungle.

Our honorable mention goes to our favorite bald dad, John McClane, played by Bruce Willis, in the Die Hard movies. Wanna talk about a dad who protects his family? McClane is your guy.


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