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Harper’s: Homemade ice cream at Rybrew in Brewerytown

Ryan and Stephanie Pollock, who own the sandwich store Rybrew in Brewerytown, handled two basic supervisors a year and a half ago.

Chris and Kate Perotti, who transferred from the Tampa Bay location, turned into dream workers: They live in the area, and they have a good deal with on the businesses. They also have a 3rd quality: skills at making premium ice cream. The couple established Urban Creamery in St. Petersburg, Fla.

. The Pollocks and the Perottis are now in the ice cream business here, making and selling Harper’s ice cream out of Rybrew, 2816 W. Girard Ave. “We’re buying each other,” Ryan Pollock says.


Chris Perotti (left), Ryan Pollock, and Kate Perotti of Harper’s Ice Cream at Rybrew, 2816 W. Girard Ave. That’s cookies and cream at left, vanilla bean and blueberry cobbler at center, and dairy-free almond-blueberry-honey at right.

They make the ice cream from local milk and cream, in addition to their own. house-made flavorings, such as peanut brittle, caramel, and bananas Foster (for the banana pudding flavor).

At any offered time, they provide 6 tastes of ice cream, plus a dairy-free range and vegan range.

The regular ice cream clocks in at an abundant 16-percent butterfat.

For now, they’re offering scoops, cones, and pints; because Rybrew is a bottle shop, you can get beer floats and ice cream sodas.

The Harper’s name– not to be confused with Harper’s Garden restaurant at 18th Street near Market– comes from the nearby Harper Street.


Menu board for Harper’s ice cream at Rybrew, 2816 W. Girard Ave.