Westword’s “Bite Me”

Little Pub Co. just got bigger, biting off the British Bulldog

We all scream: Open just over a month, Little Man Ice Cream — the giant silver milk can with a patio attached at 2620 16th Street (right by Lola) — is already a neighborhood landmark. Inspiration for the place came from owner Paul Tamburello‘s own past: a grandfather who owned an ice cream store in Chicago in the 1930s. Little Man did a booming business in Denver’s wicked heat, serving up handmade ice cream in homemade waffle cones, hand-mixed sodas, ice cream bars and sandwiches, root beer floats — the works. But the place doesn’t plan to shut down when this broiling summer gives way to winter’s chill. Instead, with the snow will come a menu shift and the addition of hot soups, chili, fresh-baked bread and hot chocolate.

I recently talked to Nik Isaac, “a humble employee” at Little Man, and he told me that while the joint has been jumping almost every night this summer, with crowds “packed to the sidewalk,” there’d always been a plan to keep the registers ringing year-round. “Winters in Denver kinda suck, you know?” he said, so Little Man wants to be there for the snow-bound neighbors, switching on the soup kettles when the ice cream machines go quiet and adding a bank of patio heaters to keep everyone toasty…read full article.