Jeff Sommers

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Izzy's Mill District location opens today

    After months of planning, building, and fighting opposition from area residents, Izzy's Ice Cream's new Minneapolis factory and retail shop near the Guthrie (1100 2nd St. S.) is set to open today, reports the Downtown Journal. Owners Lara Hammel and Jeff Sommers say they intend today to be a ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Top 10 ice cream shops in the Twin Cities

    There's no wrong season for ice cream​Who knew that the Twin Cities would become the veritable capital of ice cream? We've got more than our fair share of ice cream shops--including fresh, store-made treats in unique flavors rather than chain stores rescooping tired old flavors day in and day out. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Izzy's Ice Cream looking to expand

    Is the best ice cream shop on the move?​Jeff Sommers and Lara Hammel have put in an offer on a vacant lot, where it's being reported that they will build an ice cream factory and new headquarters for their award winning Izzy's ice cream. With lines stretching out the door and a modest manufacturin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Birchwood Cafe hosts Farmer Meet & Eat with Izzy's Jeff Sommers

    An ice cream Meet & Eat​On Saturday, July 16 from 1-3 p.m., Birchwood Cafe will hold a Farmer Meet & Eat event with Izzy's owner Jeff Sommers. While he may not work the land, when Sommers and wife Lara Hammel made the decision to get their dairy from Wisconsin's Sassy Cow Creamery, it put ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 30, 2001