DIDDY RIESE – Los Angeles
926 Broxton Avenue, Westwood, CA 90024
Date Dined: 10.27.11
I love places like Diddy Riese. It’s a Bargain and it’s one-of-a-kind. It has also been there since 1983 and you have to actually go there to get the Diddy Riese expereince.
The smell of freshly baked cookies wafts down the street as you approach the glass front shop sweetly named after the owners’ grandmother. The ice cream sandwiches are made out of any combination of 10 cookie flavors and 12 flavors of ice cream that one could think of. Normally, the line wraps around the block with people from all over LA, but seeing as I we had not actually planned and checked the closing time, we ended up sprinting at 11:59 through the partially closed doors to secure the last spot of the night.
The warm cookies and the cool ice cream create a delicious, chewy texture in every bite. This is not a gourmet ice cream sandwich, however. It is the sinple freshness of the cookie and the old fashioned Dreyer’s ice cream that make this the perfect, portable, anytime treat.