Food & Drink

A Creative Force

The Charmery takes the chill out of winter with ice cream and hot chocolate.

That whacky David Alima, co-owner of The Charmery (801 W. 36th St.,
410-814-0493) with his wife Laura, just can’t stop coming up with ideas.

“The beautiful thing about ice cream is that it’s a blank palette,” he says. “I constantly think about what flavors to do.”

had fun with creations like Chinese Food and a Movie (a
buttered-popcorn base with chocolate-covered fortune-cookie pieces) to
celebrate a Jewish tradition at Christmastime and “Crunch” Davis (a
sweet-cream base with orange-and-black sprinkles and candy-bar bits) in
honor of the O’s Chris Davis.

For Valentine’s Day, he’ll be
serving the shop’s seasonal hot chocolate, pictured, a blend of premium
chocolate and nearby Trickling Springs Creamery milk, with an optional
homemade, heart-shaped marshmallow topped with crushed red-hot candies.
We can’t wait to see what he does next.