’Tis the season for Vinnie’s sought-after honeysuckle ice cream.
…to transport you to a different time—eliciting fond memories from the past. A scent-imental experience, if you will. So when Vinnie’s Steakhouse & Tavern chef/GM Tom Armstrong came upon a honeysuckle patch while walking his dog near Chavis Park in 2011, he was immediately transported to his halcyon days of youth, scouring for honeysuckles in the woods for those prized drops of nectar—what would become the star ingredient for his now-famed seasonal ice cream at Vinnie’s.
“It just had this effect I’ve only experienced a couple times in my life, where a smell or a taste or even a song on the radio hits you in a way that’s almost as close to time travel as you get,” Armstrong recalls.