Barclays Gridlock

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Ample Hills Creamery

Ample Hills Creamery

By Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna

Published 2014

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In November 2012, the Barclays Center opened just a few blocks from Ample Hills. We greeted the new arena with excitement, reservations, and an all-out fear of traffic Armageddon. All anyone could talk about leading up to the opening of the center was the impending Jay-Z gridlock. We decided to embrace our conflicting moods with this jam-packed flavor—peanuts, brownies, chocolate chips, and chocolate-covered pretzels in coffee ice cream. Though it was a joke, the combination of flavors proved popular. So we kept making it, even though, to our surprise and joy, Barclays “Car-mageddon” never materialized.