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In 1999, Justin and his family took a trip to Italy, where Justin fell in love with the smooth silkiness and intense flavor of gelato.  He found himself returning to gelaterias day after day to savor the simple pleasure of good, honest food enjoyed at a charming outdoor café.  The more gelaterias he visited and the more gelato he tasted, the more determined he grew to recreate this experience back home.  This dream percolated for almost a year before serendipity struck:  the space adjacent to our Petoskey store — on the edge of lovely Pennsylvania Park — became available.  Nine months and thousands of reclaimed bricks later, American Spoon Café & Gelato opened, serving 24 flavors of authentic Italian gelato produced from the bounty of Michigan’s Northern Fruitlands.
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The question those in our mail order department are asked most frequently after “what’s the difference between Spoon Fruit and Preserves?” is “what’s the weather like up there?” Since last Friday the answer has been the same: cold and snowy and downright beautiful. The snow arrived just in time for Petoskey’s annual Holiday Open House and fell steadily throughout the day until our little town was wrapped in the hush and the whiteness and the sparkle of winter’s first snow.
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