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Cool way to get ice cream pizza

Emack & Bolio’s founder Bob Rook in the Cosmic Cruiser motorcycle with sidecar. Emack & Bolio’s founder Bob Rook in the Cosmic Cruiser motorcycle with sidecar. (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)
By Jane Dornbusch
July 13, 2011

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If you’ve ever thought of ordering an ice cream pizza and having it delivered by a costumed driver astride a motorcycle kitted out with a freezer sidecar, you’re in luck. That whole package - pizza, driver, bike, sidecar - has just been launched by the Boston-based ice cream chain Emack & Bolio’s. Owner Bob Rook, who in 1975 opened the first location in a Brookline basement as a place for musician friends to hang out, designed the new pizza. “I’m from the ’60s generation,’’ he says, “so for me, it’s what I would want in an ice-cream pizza.’’ The $24.95 extravaganza (add a $3 delivery fee; delivery only in Boston) feeds 12 to 16. It begins with a brownie crust topped with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce, marshmallow sauce, and chocolates in the shape of hearts, stars, moons, and peace signs. The brownie, fudge sauce, and chocolates are all house-made. You can pick up the ice cream pizza at most locations, but it’s cooler and more fun to have it delivered by the Cosmic Cruiser, as the special motorcycle has been dubbed. “Everything we do is very cosmic,’’ notes Rook. That spectacle will surely enhance your backyard gathering. Emack & Bolio’s locations include 140 Brookline Ave., 617-262-1569; 255 State St., 617-367-0220; 8 Park Plaza, 857-350-3441; 290 Newbury St., 617-536-7127; and 100 City Place, Charlestown, 617-337-3571. Or go to