Sassafras in Old City. Proprietor Donal McCoy created a sassafras-flavored ice cream, delicious in its own right, with a creamy, root-beer-like flavor. You can order it by the bowl for $8, but even better is a scoop in one of four brews for a frosty beer float.
Our favorite combo is the sassafras ice cream in a glass of Kasteel Rouge, a Belgian sour cherry ale. The float made with Crabbie’s ginger beer is also hard to stop slurping up - the two flavors are natural complements. Young’s Chocolate Stout is another no-brainer match for the ice cream, and McCoy also suggests making a float with Rodenbach. Each option runs you just $10, and will hit the spot on a hot summer day (215-925-2317).