When I was a kid, my parents would drive my sisters and I out to the Kerber Dairy farm in Irwin. Once every few years, the Kerbers (my cousins) would have a family reunion, and invite the entire extended family. Kerbers would come from all over the state, probably close to a hundred in all. We would play lawn darts, eat roasted pig, and most importantly, devour large amounts of ice cream.
There’s a small ice cream store on the corner of Braddock, and Forbes Avenue. Rose’s Ice Cream has been open for two years now, and has enjoyed mild success. Every time I drive by, I’m surprised that there aren’t larger crowds, even in the summer. The location (Forbes and Braddock) is one of the busiest in the entire city, not to mention it sits across from Frick Park, and the surrounding Regent Square neighborhood. Rose’s offers a wide variety of ice cream flavors provided by Kerber’s Dairy.