Husky Deli, 79 years young! Ice-cream social @ Log House Museum

(Photos by Patrick Sand for WSB)
Jack Miller brought just one flavor to today’s Log House Museum ice-cream social in honor of his Junction-headquartered Husky Deli:

Husky Flake.

“You could LIVE on Husky Flake,” Jack insisted, during a brief break between scooping ice cream for partygoers.

Off to the side, in the museum’s cozy courtyard, on behalf of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, Clay Eals was interviewing young attendees, also heard to be enthusing about Husky Flake:

And if the Fire Department is there, with no emergency in sight, it’s gotta be good:

That’s Engine 29 and crew from North Admiral.

Speaking of numbers, today’s event was in honor of Husky Deli’s 79th anniversary. When exactly is the anniversary date? we asked Jack Miller. He said no one’s certain – possibly sometime in October. But 1932 was definitely the year his grandfather Herman Miller bought the Edgewood Farms Store and started making ice cream in the window, as Lori Hinton writes in “West Seattle 101.” Five years later, the name changed to Husky, after a popular dipped-ice-cream creation the store made and sold, and the rest is, of course, history.

And the Log House Museum is all about history, so what better place for this afternoon’s party?

2nd-oldest business in West Seattle, Eals noted (after Alki Lumber, founded in 1921). P.S. You can learn more about WS history Thursdays-Sundays at the museum (hours and location here).

9 Replies to "Husky Deli, 79 years young! Ice-cream social @ Log House Museum"

  • (required) August 14, 2011 (9:46 pm)

    Yay, Husky Deli! If you haven’t gone there yet, do!

  • Dan August 14, 2011 (10:41 pm)

    Yes – and if you’re going, get the Jack’s Special before indulging in Husky Flake. That sandwich is THE BEST. (Also, Jack & Co. are consistently awesome, too)

  • defenestrator August 14, 2011 (11:02 pm)

    Headline says 79 years, story says 78. If 1932 is the year, I think the headline wins. :)

    • WSB August 14, 2011 (11:20 pm)

      Thank you, guest copy editor. Fixed.

  • Kayleigh August 15, 2011 (7:37 am)

    We love Husky!

  • fulltilt August 15, 2011 (9:13 am)

    Happy birthday Husky and congrats to Jack. Full Tilt would not have happened with out his help and guidance.

  • 365Stairs August 15, 2011 (10:28 am)

    Thanks for all the years of yum!

  • Jill August 15, 2011 (8:28 pm)

    Thank you Husky Deli and Jack for representing all that makes WS the best place ever to live!

  • halyn August 16, 2011 (11:54 am)

    I LOVE Husky Flake. Best ice cream ever. I think I may have to swing by Husky deli this weekend!

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