Ralph's Italian Ices are a treat I always cherish anytime I'm in Oyster Bay, preferably after a meal of steamer clams served by teenage girls at the seafood place that sits next to the Ralph's drive-thru. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would ever be able to simply walk to a Ralph's this summer any day I pleased, but news that a Ralph's set up shop just past the BQE is going to make my summer a whole lot better.
There are just so many flavors I have yet to try (I tend to stick to vanilla chip) but I started with the toasted marshmallow which was excellent. The small is big enough to share, and I can't even imagine what kind of mad man would attempt the “small bucket” size.
For true connoisseurs of the Italian ice, you'll be happy to know that Ralph's rival, Uncle Louie G's is just down the street on the same block. Rivalry never tasted so good.