If you’re a human, you’ve heard of McConnell’s and are probably eating some as you read this. It’s some of the best ice cream on the West coast, and a Santa Barbara original. Though the McConnell’s ice cream empire is far-reaching these days, paying homage to its State St. store is a worthy pilgrimage for anyone who enjoys the good things in life.
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