Creamy whip Zip Dip is opening its doors for its 70th season on March 6, which means warmer weather, little league games and balmy evening ice cream runs can't be too far off.
And the first 500 people to order get a special gift: a themed Zip Dip koozie.
A West Side family tradition, Zip Dip's old-school neon sign, featuring a lightning bolt striking an ice cream cone, is instantly recognizable — a nostalgic, glowing reminder of summer since 1950.
While many other creamy whips seem to be staffed with a fresh round of employees every summer, Zip Dip employees spend an average of five seasons serving up family favorites.
And just like every Cincinnatians has their favorite creamy whip, every creamy whip has their own quirky specialties. If you're a Zip Dip first timer, try a face cone (soft serve with a candy face), an extra thick malt or a classic Zip Dip Bar.
11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, March 6. Zip Dip, 4050 Drew Ave., Bridgetown, zip-dip.com.