rachelmanija: (Fruit: berries)
( Feb. 28th, 2009 03:57 pm)
I finally made it to the famous gelato place, Scoops, after years of hearing about it. It's way on the other side of town and took me an hour to get there, but it was worth it.

Owner and gelato-maker Tai Kim is famous for his unique and constantly-rotating flavors, such as durian-ginger, black currant-basil, Guinness, salty chocolate, bacon, olive oil and sea salt, tomato, strawberry Shiraz, lavender coconut, green tea and ginseng, honey ham, taro, and Black Dahlia.

Tai was out when I came in, but an employee gave me a number of tastes. For $2.75, I got two small scoops of pear/white wine, which had the grittiness of fresh pears and a powerful Chardonnay hit, and strawberry balsamic, a richly creamy concoction with complex layers of sweet and acid. I got cartons to go of the strawberry balsamic and brown bread - the latter much like the best vanilla you've ever had, with overtones of fresh-baked bread and honey and a sweet crumb topping.

The flavors change daily or every other daily, so I will have to return for more once I've finished my pints.

Scoops
712 N Heliotrope Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90029
rachelmanija: (Fruit: berries)
( Feb. 28th, 2009 03:57 pm)
I finally made it to the famous gelato place, Scoops, after years of hearing about it. It's way on the other side of town and took me an hour to get there, but it was worth it.

Owner and gelato-maker Tai Kim is famous for his unique and constantly-rotating flavors, such as durian-ginger, black currant-basil, Guinness, salty chocolate, bacon, olive oil and sea salt, tomato, strawberry Shiraz, lavender coconut, green tea and ginseng, honey ham, taro, and Black Dahlia.

Tai was out when I came in, but an employee gave me a number of tastes. For $2.75, I got two small scoops of pear/white wine, which had the grittiness of fresh pears and a powerful Chardonnay hit, and strawberry balsamic, a richly creamy concoction with complex layers of sweet and acid. I got cartons to go of the strawberry balsamic and brown bread - the latter much like the best vanilla you've ever had, with overtones of fresh-baked bread and honey and a sweet crumb topping.

The flavors change daily or every other daily, so I will have to return for more once I've finished my pints.

Scoops
712 N Heliotrope Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90029
rachelmanija: (Anime is serious)
( Jan. 10th, 2007 06:22 pm)
I just got an email for a multimedia event about the Black Dahlia:

This multimedia art gallery curated by Nico Bella exhibits the artistic infatuation / obsession sparked in countless artists, photographers and filmmakers by this horrible act.

Using 2 gallery spaces, one designated "Elizabeth" the other "The Black Dahlia" each artist explores the contrast of truth vs. myth, reality vs. report, the actual vs. sensational- and the transformation that violent crime exacts on public image.

Underneath all the salacious stories, black lace and mysterious persona she was just a 22 year old girl trying to make it in Hollywood. Underneath all the headlines, slashes and gashes- Elizabeth Short was someone's daughter.

Saturday January 13th, 12pm-9pm: Scoops presents gelato flavors inspired by the Black Dahlia.
rachelmanija: (Anime is serious)
( Jan. 10th, 2007 06:22 pm)
I just got an email for a multimedia event about the Black Dahlia:

This multimedia art gallery curated by Nico Bella exhibits the artistic infatuation / obsession sparked in countless artists, photographers and filmmakers by this horrible act.

Using 2 gallery spaces, one designated "Elizabeth" the other "The Black Dahlia" each artist explores the contrast of truth vs. myth, reality vs. report, the actual vs. sensational- and the transformation that violent crime exacts on public image.

Underneath all the salacious stories, black lace and mysterious persona she was just a 22 year old girl trying to make it in Hollywood. Underneath all the headlines, slashes and gashes- Elizabeth Short was someone's daughter.

Saturday January 13th, 12pm-9pm: Scoops presents gelato flavors inspired by the Black Dahlia.
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