|Brown Bread ice cream.|
The decor is much like the city of Los Angeles, both dingy and flashy. The difference can be seen between the exterior at day (a worn-out white awning with sun-bleached lettering) and at night (an inviting glow of the black-and-white checkered and its faux stained glass). Inside, the walls are lined with benches for sitting, but no tables to eat at or sit across from one another. But it is a spacious place with high ceilings that accommodate the magnificent Calder-esque mobile that hangs above, offering colorful plastic shovel spoons in the place of Calder's abstract two-dimensional forms. And then there's the ice cream itself: the first time I went, I arrived to find most of the tins empty or nearly scraped clean. Still, the guy behind the counter was eager to have me sample most of what was left.
There is no shortage of exciting flavors to try: Almond Tea, Ricotta Toffee, Red Velvet Oreo, Burnt Sugar, Jackfruit Lime and Cookie Butter Toffee. I can't say the taste of many flavors evoke the names they've been given, but what matters is that they are delicious! The best is called Brown Bread, which has grapenuts in it to give it a crunch. But what does it taste like, if not brown bread? You'll have to try it yourself and let me know. All I can say is the flavor makes Scoops a member of this blog's TOP 25 TO VISIT.
|Orange County location.|