Achatz Pie Company on Good Morning America

11 11 2008

I got an e-mail from my sources (hehehe…I have sources 🙂 ) that the Achatz Pie Company is one of the finalist in Good Morning America’s “Best Slice Challenge” 

Achatz Pie Company got it’s start in Armand Armada, MI just east of Flint in the 1990’s.  They expanded to six stores in the Detroit area.  Apparently, GMA will be in Chesterfield, just east of Detroit, on Friday to shoot a segment that will air on Sunday.  There are two other finalist.  One is in Mississippi and one is in Kansas.  Next week, America will be able to “vote” on the best slice and the winner will be announced next weekend on Good Morning America Weekend.  Once they put the link to vote on their website, I’ll link here.

Michigan has had good luck in these contests before.  Moomer’s Homemade Ice Cream in Traverse City (review HERE) won a similar contest last spring.


Moomer’s Homemade Ice Cream

20 09 2008
  • 7263 N. Long Lake Rd.
  • Traverse City, MI 49648
  • (231) 941-4122
  • Website
  • Menu
Moomers Homemade Ice Cream near Traverse City

Moomer's Homemade Ice Cream near Traverse City

Earlier this summer, I was watching an ABC program when I saw a promo for Good Morning America Weekend.  I usually tune out because who wants to get up early enough on a Saturday to watch GMA?  This time I paid attention.  Not because there was some important news item they were teasing.  What happened is that they were teasing the results for the voting for the Best Ice Cream Shop in the country.  The winner of that contest?  Moomer’s in Traverse City, Michigan.  Since we were planning a trip to Traverse City, we made sure that Moomer’s was on our list of places to go.

We knew while eating dinner at Boone’s Long Lake Inn (review HERE) that we needed to save room for ice cream.  Our plan was to eat dinner, grab some ice cream then head back to Grand Rapids where we were spending the night.  We both ate quite a bit at dinner, but we were not going to leave the area without a stop at the best ice cream shop in America.

Moomer’s sits on Long Lake Rd outside of Traverse City.  It’s a stand alone shop with a log cabin feel.  Even late in September at 7:00 at night, quite a few people were crowded into the shop enjoying some ice cream.  Since we were pretty full, we both went with a small serving which is one scoop in a cup. Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Ice Cream in the Country….

27 05 2008

….is from right here in Michigan.  Moomer’s Homemade Ice Cream in Traverse City won an on-line poll conducted by ABC’s Good Morning America according to the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

Jon and Nancy Plummer, owners of the store on North Long Lake Road in Long Lake Township, received word from the ABC-TV’s morning news show’s producers Friday afternoon. Moomers bested three other ice cream stores from around the country in the on-line poll contest.

It’s time for a road trip!