Jake Godby

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    March 10, 2014

    Humphry Slocombe #2 in the Ferry Building Is Awesome

    Once upon a time, I used to make ice cream at Humphry Slocombe, whose much-anticipated second location is up and running in the Ferry Building, replacing an unremarkable gelato place and opening itself up to a whole slew of stupefied customers who just wanted regular chocolate without all that weird ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    This Friday: Welcome Fall With a Moon Festival and Harvest Beer

    Yeah we know, going out on Friday night can be hard -- we can't count the number of times we've made fun plans, only to find that the crushing grind of the week necessitates a night on the couch with sweats, takeout, and Netflix. But this weekend marks the autumn solstice, and if you can rouse yours ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013
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    June 19, 2013

    UPDATE: County Fair at Pizzaiolo Canceled

    UPDATE (6/25): The County Fair has been canceled and all refunds have been taken care of. Original entry (6/19): Where's the petition to get county fairs to improve food fare once and for all? Although corn dogs and funnel cakes still give us the warm and fuzzies, we've also trapped ours ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Ben & Jerry is Creating a San Francisco Flavor and the Free Scoop Truck is Here

    San Francisco is getting a signature ice cream from Ben & Jerry's, but here's the catch: the flavor doesn't exist yet. The Vermont-based company is relying on ice cream lovers to vote between two choices for eight categories, like Greek frozen yogurt or ice cream, and vanilla or chocolate. Nothing v ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013
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    May 16, 2013

    Humphry Slocombe Starts "Lickstarter" to Help Fund Ferry Building Spot

    Pending an upcoming expansion into the Ferry Building, Humphry Slocombe is reaching out to the gods of crowdfunding through a campaign they've cleverly coined a "lickstarter." The campaign is run through a thing called "Kudos," which appears to be an online platform that lets you do all kinds of phi ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    Pop-Up Planner: The Best Temporary Restaurants, March 29-April 5

    Waffles & Whiskey Happy Hour When: Fri., March 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Where: Rye Cost: Waffles $5; cocktail $8 The rundown: Roving wafflemaker Chrissy's Waffles is now doing a "Waffles & Whiskey Happy Hour" every Friday night at Rye. This Friday will pair a bacon doughnut waffle with a Crimp's Buck cock ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Truck Stop Cafe Tonight Features One of Most Popular Death Row Meals: Fried Chicken

    Jake Godby of Humphry Slocombe has been doing Truck Stop Cafe for a while, a semi-monthly pop-up at Mission gay bar Truck where he serves the "Last Meal Blue-Plate Specials" -- the final request of death row prisoners. Tonight the spotlight's on the Lonely Hearts Killer Martha Beck, whose last meal ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Humphry Slocombe Suggests Your Loved Ones Get Topped

    All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life. Tis the season for the cheekily named "Get Topped" gift set by Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream. What, you were expecting modesty from the people who brought you the Tranny Smackdown sundae and Fetal Kitt ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Pop-Up Planner: The Best Temporary Restaurants, Dec. 10-16

    Governor Comes to San Francisco Where: Secret San Francisco location disclosed upon purchase When: Mon., Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Cost: $150 (purchase in advance via Kitchit) The rundown: Governor is an acclaimed restaurant in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood. It's currently closed while trying to rebuild fro ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Pop-Up Planner: The Best Temporary Restaurant Events, October 15-28

    We love pop-ups and temporary chef nights, but we hate keeping track of them. Every few weeks we'll bring you a list of the best upcoming events -- all you have to do is mark your calendar. Eastern Addition Where: Vinyl Wine Bar, 359 Divisadero (at Oak), 621-4132 When: Wed., Oct. 17, 6-11 p.m. Cost ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Tonight: Sneaky's BBQ Pops Up at Dear Mom

    If you're feeling bereft of excitement after the fun-packed weekend and looking for something to do tonight, we suggest you head over to Dear Mom in the Mission for a pop-up from cult fave Sneaky's BBQ. They will be serving sandwiches (including a new vegan BBQ sandwich, which they say "totally rule ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Prime Your Palate for Litquake's Food Events

    Every year, Litquake brings together a veritable orgy of events for writers and readers, and anyone whose soul is a little bit thirsty for some literary juice or a chance to worship at Dave Eggers' feet. This year there are some seriously stellar-sounding food events programmed into the lineup as we ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Pop-Up Planner: The Best Temporary Restaurant Events, October 2-14

    Taco My Face Where: The Window at Coffee Bar, 101 Montgomery (at Bush) When: Wednesdays in October, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: TBD The rundown: Taco My Face will be slanging all month from The Window, Coffee Bar's express takeout area that is home to a rotating lineup of independent vendors. A specif ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    The Best Temporary Restaurant Events in the Next 2 Weeks

    We love pop-ups and temporary chef nights, but we hate keeping track of them. Every few weeks we'll bring you a list of the best upcoming events -- all you have to do is mark your calendar. Truck Stop Cafe Where: Truck, 1900 Folsom (at 15th), 252-0306. When: Wed., Aug. 8, 6-10 p.m. Cost: Menu items ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    Tonight's Truck Stop Cafe Offers a Slutty Special

    Truck Stop Cafe, the monthly pop-up restaurant at Truck from Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream owner Jake Godby, offers a secret add-on for tonight's "Post Pride Sober Up/Retox." If you order one of the signature snacks, the made-to-order duck fat Chex mix, and say, "I want it slutty," it'll be topped with ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    "San Francisco" Ice Cream in Korea: Homage, or Ripoff?

    Rafael Flores/CNN GoFell & Cole ice cream in Seoul, Korea recreates some of Humphry Slocombe's and Bi-Rite Creamery's flavors​Humphry Slocombe proprietor Jake Godby, or whoever is in charge of the Mission District ice cream shop's Twitter account, is not pleased about a new Seoul, Korea ice cr ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Win Two Free $75 Tickets to "Dessert First"

    ​Project Open Hand's Dessert First Where: InterContinental Hotel When: Sunday, Aug. 14 5-8 p.m. Cost: $75 -- unless you win our contest, and then it's free! We've got two free $75 tickets to Project Open Hand's Dessert First, an event with 16 leading chefs creating desserts. There are suppos ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    San Francisco's Top Five Ice Cream Shops

    Albert Law​We are no longer seven years old. We need to get that out of the way early when discussing San Francisco's Top Five Ice Cream Shops. Here's what that means: We don't care about toppings, mix-ins, family-friendly furniture or specials on your birthday. We don't even care about waffl ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Jake Godby Tasting Menu: $10 Off For SFoodie Readers!

    Andy WrightJake Godby shows his dedication to ice cream​Jake Godby Guest Chef Night at Baker and Banker Where:Baker and Banker, 1701 Octavia (at Bush), 351-2500 When: Wed., July 20 Cost: $65 (when you mention SF Weekly) The rundown: If you're like us, and you spend way too much time immers ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Cheese Shop Crime, Passion Cafe for Rent (Again), Maharani's Back, and Macaron News

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. What's with all the restaurant crime? Saturday it was a shooting outside Little Joe's, and today Eater SF recounts the latest robbery attempt at Mission Cheese. Via the shop's newsletter, Eater learned a ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Humphry Slocombe Gets Book Deal

    Gary Soup/FlickrReady for his closeup: Humphry Slocombe's Jake Godby at a Bloomingdales event last year.​Looks like Secret Breakfast won't be a secret forever. Mission ice cream maker Humphry Slocombe has a contract with Chronicle Books for Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book, written by Slocombe' ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Guide to SF Beer Week's Food Brew Pairings, Part 2

    bittermelon/FlickrFatted Calf dinner at Magnolia.​You've read part one of our SF Beer Week dinner roundup. Pair your beer with food during the second half of the week here: Wednesday, Feb. 16 Drake's Sau and Brau Dinner Where: Drake's Brewing Co., 1933 Davis (at Phillips), #177, San Leandro ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Scenes from SF Food Wars' Ultimate Potluck

    Alex HochmanAziza's Louis Maldonado, left, and Mourad Lahlou act out their love for Joyce Goldstein.​In choosing a greatest hits collection of Times recipes dating back to the 1850s for her new The Essential New York Times Cookbook, Amanda Hesser took on a daunting task. Just as daunting was t ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    NYT Cookbook Ultimate Potluck Draws SF Chefs and Mixologists

    ​Former New York Times editor and current columnist Amanda Hesser will celebrate the release of The Essential New York Times Cookbook in San Francisco in just the right way, by hosting an "ultimate potluck cocktail brunch" thrown by SF Food Wars. While SFFW is known for its lively culinary battle ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Five Local Food T-Shirts We'd Love To See​Some time ago, we offered up a list of our favorite local food T-shirts. Now, we're taking it one step further with our top five food tees we'd love to see: 1. Humphry Slocombe tees that say "Body by Jake" would be awesome, since HS owner Jake Godby has had a serious hand in t ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Details on S.F.'s Big Gay Ice Cream Jamboree: Brace for the Tranny Smackdown Sundae

    Carlos Avila Gonzalez /The ChronicleBeach Blanket Babylon's Glinda the Good Witch will hand out Tranny Smackdowns at Humphry Slocombe.​We've now got some additional details to add to yesterday's post about Humphry Slocombe's event with New York's Big Gay Ice Cream Truck on August 22. The two a ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Humphry Slocombe Hosting Big Gay Ice Cream Truck for Bicoastal Fun

    Tamara PalmerHumphry Slocombe's Harvey Milk and Honey Graham Cracker ice cream.​SFoodie's Tamara Palmer, enlisted to edit NBC's local food blog Feast Bay Area (due to go live in September), offered up a rainbow scoop to NBC's New York Feast flagship yesterday ― an East-Coast-meets-West-Coast ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    We Think Humphry Slocombe Could Learn a Thing or Two from Jasper Slobrushe

    Jake Godby.​While we applaud Humphry Slocombe proprietor Jake Godby's antagonism-via-meat approach to handling vegan hecklers, we reckon the ice cream impresario could de-fat his reaction to one Jasper Slobrushe ― the Twitter-crazed persona charged with aping Slocombe's general vibe. In her ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Humphry Slocombe Expanding, CAV Slims Down, More Tacos Due

    ​The biggest news of the day comes from Paolo L. of Inside Scoop, who discovers Humphry Slocombe is opening a bake shop and ice cream "parlour" at 300 20th St. (at Florida), home, eventually, of Flour Water's Central Kitchen spinoff.    Tamara PalmerHumphry''s deliciously inked Jake ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Sunday Streets, Mission Edition, is This Weekend. It'll Be Hard to Get Off 24th Street

    Dustin Jensen/SFwiggleJust because they can.​Sunday Streets takes over the Mission this weekend ― the route jags through the neighborhood from Dolores Park to Potrero Avenue, in a figure that looks a little like the numeral "4" all dressed up as a unicorn (it's complicated: go look). On 24t ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    How Did Humphry Slocombe Amass an Award-Worthy 300K Twitter Followers?

    missionlocal.orgHumphry Slocombe's Jake Godby (left) with chief tweeter Sean Vahey.​Two San Francisco-based businesses, ice creamery Humphry Slocombe and messenger bag stalwart Timbuk2, are vying for the honor of "Best Small Business to Follow on Twitter" at the first Bizzies Awards, hosted by ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    While It Lasts, Free Birthday Cake at Humphry Slocombe Today

    Laughing Squid/FlickrAnd a pinch to grow an inch.​Guess whose birthday it is? No, not Jesus. Boundary-pushing ice creamery Humphry Slocombe is 1 year old. To celebrate, the Mission District shop at 2790 Harrison (at 24th St.) is handing out free slices of birthday cake today starting at noon a ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009

    Duck Fat from Flour Water the Secret Ingredient in Humphry Slocombe's Pecan Pies

    M. LaddA little sweet, a little savory.​Looking for last-minute host gifts, something that packs a big surprise? Seek no further than the duck-fat pecan pies at Humphry Slocombe (2790 Harrison at 24th St.). The handheld delights subtly fuse sweet and savory. They contain a mellow hint of duck ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Food Ink

    Jake Godby's little promise to himself.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Mastering the art: At Bay Area Bites, Megan Gordon probes the psychology of kitchen tats. She makes Jake Godby, Richie Nakano, John Stewart, and Chad Newton to bare their forearms, like junkies checking into detox. Na ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Today's an Especially Meaty Day at Humphry Slocombe

    The foie gras ice cream sandwich: Get there before the protesters do.​Mission ice cream innovator Humphry Slocombe (2790 Harrison at 24th St.) has its famous (and controversial) foie gras ice cream sandwiches today. For $5, you get some chilly and creamy duck liver goodness, nestled between tw ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Meme Overkill? Five Randomly Bacon-Infused Local Foodstuffs

    Bacon bra via​What hath the Internet wrought? It seems we in the generally tech-savvy S.F. food community are faced with a dilemma. Outgrowths of the bacon meme like Who's Your Daddy bacon potato chips have thoroughly infiltrated our local food stalls. And while we personally love the ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Humphry Slocombe Now Open Mondays; Score Freebies Today

    T. PalmerJust try not to lick Godby's arm, though.​Mondays just got a lot better. As of today, haute ice cream parlor Humphry Slocombe (2790 Harrison at 24th St.) is now open seven days a week. Seductively whisper, "I want to lick it" to owner Jake Godby or manager Sean Vahey (we suggest the forme ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Weekly Ink: What Flavor Is Your Tattoo? And Can We Get Extra Sprinkles?

    Yum!​San Franciscans like to express themselves: Burning Man, anyone? It's no more unusual to spy a tattoo on a stroller-pushing mom than on a garbage can-perched ex-con. Does San Francisco have more tattoos than people? Quite possibly.Every week we'll accost a (mostly) willing victim and grill th ... More >>

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    July 3, 2009

    Sweet Beat: A Closer Look at Humphry Slocombe's Jesus Juice

    Earlier this week, we shouted out some local eateries tributing Michael Jackson on their menus. Since then, we've had a closer look at the Jesus Juice ($7.50 a pint) from Humphry Slocombe (2790 Harrison at 24th St.).What began as an afternoon toast to the King of Pop on Thursday afternoon between HS ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Sweet Beat: Boccalone Lard Shortbread from Humphry Slocombe

    Humphry Slocombe Boccalone Lard Shortbread Cookies ($3.50 for four). Available at Boccalone (One Ferry Building at The Embarcadero) and Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream (2790 Harrison at 24th St.) Humphry owner Jake Godby uses lard from Boccalone Salumeria for these. You won't find a crumblier cookie out ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Lard Cookies Move Out of the Panaderia and into Humphry Slocombe

    revrev/FlickrCover your ears, pork haters. Lard's an essential ingredient at Mexican panaderias like La Victoria on 24th St. in the Mission -- it makes for incredibly short, crumbly pastries. As of today, it's come full circle, without ever leaving the neighborhood. Post-mod ice cream shop Humphry S ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009

    Twitter-Size Recipes: Frosted Peanuts from Humphry Slocombe's Jake Godby

    Camera-shy Godby wears his art on his sleeveAt Jake Godby's ice cream emporium Humphry Slocombe (2790 Harrison at 24th St.), vanilla is a bad word. Godby offers it with apparent reluctance, subbing an asterisk for the a like it's a cuss word or a Barry Bonds stat. The ice cream maker prefers to cha ... More >>

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    February 6, 2009

    Friday Sundae: Humphry Slocombe's Tin Roof

    Sundaes are finally being rolled out at Humphry Slocombe (2790A Harrison). The Tin Roof (which will soon be joined by the Hot Mess and the Gabba Gabba Hey, all $6) has three scoops of Tahitian vanilla ice cream (the recommended flavor, although you may select any flavor), hot fudge, marshmallow ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    Humphry Slocombe Challenges Ice Cream Conventions

    Notes and Photos by Tamara PalmerThis week marks the anticipated opening of Humphry Slocombe, an ice cream parlor featuring inventive flavors from owner/chef Jake Godby, who has worked as a pastry chef for more than 15 years for fine restaurants like Fifth Floor, Boulevard and Coi. The name comes fr ... More >>

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