by Jim Ridley
Want to meet new people, hear new (old) music, eat, uh...new ice cream? Head to Bobbie's Dairy Dip at 5301 Charlotte today (Saturday, June 28) around 6 p.m. for the half-century-old burger stand's Ice Cream Social. Order up a hot fudge cake (two spoons, please) and stake out a spot to hear Caitlin Rose, James Wallets, Sawgrass, Danger and The Steel Cut Oats play, starting at 7 p.m.
Here's hoping you have better luck than we had at Bobbie's last night, though. The burger was unusually small and dry, and the sweet potato fries were literally blackened and had an unpleasant aftertaste of burned oil. The whole vibe at the place was just...weird. After being open more than 50 years, a joint's entitled to an off night now and then. But Bobbie's, a local treasure, isn't a place anyone wants to see start slipping.