Tag Archives: gelato

Desperate Gelato Lovers Forced to MacGyver Open Too Tight Talenti Lids

Source: Grub Street NY

Starting late last summer, Talenti’s popular gelatos and sorbettos were hit by an unfortunate manufacturing glitch — some of the $8 pints were shipping with the distinctive brown lids screwed on, via machine, too tightly. People soon discovered that actually eating some Tahitian Vanilla Bean or Roman Raspberry would also …

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Breakfast Sandwiches and Chocolate-Dipped Soft-Serve Cones Are Coming to Dolcezza’s New Wharf Shop

Source: Washingtonian Food

Gelato shop Dolcezza will open its ninth DC-area store at the Wharf next week. But this new location has something different: a full kitchen. Co-owners Robb​ ​Duncan and Violeta Edelman have experimented with sandwiches at Mom & Pop, Dolcezza’s Mosaic District cafe. But for the most part, they’ve stuck to gelato and coffee since opening their first […]

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Adams Morgan’s New Gelato Cafe Has Avocado Toast and Prosecco on Tap

Source: Washingtonian Food

Noah Dan wasn’t satisfied with the gelato and ice cream offerings he found in America; They didn’t compare to the rich, creamy dairy treats from his childhood summers in Italy, where his mother was from. At least, that’s how his daughter Alisa Dan tells it. The duo work together to run Pitango Gelato, Noah’s answer […]

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Il Laboratorio del Gelato Expands for the First Time in 7 Years

Source: Grub Street NY

In the decade and a half since Jon Snyder launched Il Laboratorio del Gelato as a primarily wholesale business, New York’s ice-cream universe has seen the rise of pastry-chef passion projects like Morgenstern’s and OddFellows; Instagram-bait novelties like Thai rolled ice cream and Japanese taiyaki cones; and …

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Capogiro’s University City Outpost Is Closing

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Sad news for gelato lovers west of the Schuylkill: Capogiro has made the decision to close its location at 3925 Walnut Street. According to the company, with its 15th anniversary coming up, management wants to refocus the brand and “streamline” the acclaimed gelateria to play to its strength — providing “a true Italian experience.” After…

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Meet South Philly’s Old-Timey Ice Cream Man

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats/Yelp

What’s your dream job?

Chris D’Emilio asked himself that question a few years ago. And by any standard, he’s made his dream a reality in record time.

But it didn’t exactly happen overnight.

“I was a casino dealer at SugarHouse for six years,” says D’Emilio. Three years in, at the end of a particularly bad night, he sat at the bar, considering his options. “I was thinking, what’s a job that’s a not-job? And for some reason, ice cream man popped into my head.”

D’Emilio recalled the neighborhood ice cream man from his childhood in ...

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New gelato spot coming to Buckhead

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Amorino Gelato is opening a store in Buckhead this fall. The gelato chain is known for its rose-shaped gelato scoops. /Photo credit:  Amorino

Say ciao to Amorino Gelato!

The gelato chain, known for its rose-shaped scoops of gelato and sorbet, will be opening its first location in Georgia this fall.

The store will be located in The Shops Buckhead between ATTOM and Tod’s.

Amorino uses organic eggs and all natural ingredients to create such gelato flavors as tiramisu, raspberry, stracciatella (chocolate chip), and pistachio. Customers can customize their gelato rose with as many flavors as they desire.

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The Hirshhorn’s Dolcezza Pop-Up Is Coming Back With Nitro Cold Brew and Gelato Push-Pops

Source: Washingtonian Food

Planning to take a stroll through the monuments or explore the museums this weekend? You can now get your caffeine fix and satisfy your sweet tooth without leaving the Mall: Dolcezza Pop-up Café @ Hirshhorn is back in new form on the museum’s outdoor plaza, starting this Sunday, July 16 from 9 AM to 5:30 […]

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Gelato Cat Bike Ride Combines Gelato, Cats, Bikes

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Flow State CoffeeBar on Frankford Avenue is set to open sometime this fall. In the meantime, the owners are having some summertime fun with a Gelato Cat Bike Ride on July 9th.

In addition to being a perfect(ly awesome) example of Peak Millennial, the event is pretty much what it sounds like: “Express your inner Gelato Cat in any way you like” — I interpret this to mean dressing like a cat or wearing clothing emblazoned with images of felines — bike over to Flow State, and “ride bikes in a huge ...

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Drink Your Dessert With Amari Floats at Plenty

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Move over, affogato. Be gone, boozy milkshakes. Plenty Cafe has introduced a new way to get that bittersweet fix.

Amaro floats combine the joys of gelato and amari, herbaceous and bitter Italian liqueurs traditionally used as an appetite-stimulating apertif or as a digestif to promote good digestion. The European-style cafe’s spring menu includes two takes on the amaro float, made with none other than Capogiro’s gelato.

Pistachio gelato and Averna play well together (both Sicilian flavors). In another, milk chocolate gelato and wine-based Cappelletti recall the classic combination of bitter orange and chocolate. The floats get their fizz from the ...

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Capogiro Launches Scarily Delicious Halloween Flavors

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Scary flavors for Halloween

Capogiro Gelato has introduced Halloween-themed gelato and sorbetto flavors at all locations including Capofitto Gelateria and Pizzeria in Old City.  “We like to change our flavor selection seasonally,” said owner Stephanie Reitano. “We pride ourselves in handcrafting flavors not seen anywhere else, and the new seasonal Halloween flavors are no different.”

Halloween gelato flavors include Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin, made with Lancaster County Long Neck Pumpkin, SIN-ammonMummy Mascarpone with Shrunken Head Apple, a rich imported mascarpone cheese taste with seasonal Lancaster County apples. Halloween sorbetto flavors include Pagan Pear with Bourbon, Black as Your Heart, which has ...

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Stop and eat the gelato roses at Amorino

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A gelato and macron rose from AmorinoPhotography by Jennifer Zyman. There is beauty blooming at a kiosk in Lenox Square. Yes, a kiosk in a mall across from a Victoria’s Secret. Amorino was started in Paris by two Italian friends, Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi, and serves macarons, pastries, hot drinks, milkshakes, granitas, waffles, crepes, and of course, natural gelato. They even have comfy bar and table seating so you can stop and eat the roses. You can choose from several different flavor combinations served up in cups or cones (but be sure to order the cone if you want ...

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Stop and eat the gelato roses at Amorino

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A gelato and macron rose from AmorinoPhotography by Jennifer Zyman. There is beauty blooming at a kiosk in Lenox Square. Yes, a kiosk in a mall across from a Victoria’s Secret. Amorino was started in Paris by two Italian friends, Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi, and serves macarons, pastries, hot drinks, milkshakes, granitas, waffles, crepes, and of course, natural gelato. They even have comfy bar and table seating so you can stop and eat the roses. You can choose from several different flavor combinations served up in cups or cones (but be sure to order the cone if you want ...

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Stop and eat the gelato roses at Amorino

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A gelato and macaron rose from AmorinoPhotography by Jennifer Zyman. There is beauty blooming at a kiosk in Lenox Square. Yes, a kiosk in a mall across from a Victoria’s Secret. Amorino was started in Paris by two Italian friends, Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi, and serves macarons, pastries, hot drinks, milkshakes, granitas, waffles, crepes, and of course, natural gelato. They even have comfy bar and table seating so you can stop and eat the roses. You can choose from several different flavor combinations served up in cups or cones (but be sure to order the cone if you want ...

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Stop and eat the gelato roses at Amorino

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A gelato and macaron rose from AmorinoPhotography by Jennifer Zyman. There is beauty blooming at a kiosk in Lenox Square. Yes, a kiosk in a mall across from a Victoria’s Secret. Amorino was started in Paris by two Italian friends, Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi, and serves macarons, pastries, hot drinks, milkshakes, granitas, waffles, crepes, and of course, natural gelato. They even have comfy bar and table seating so you can stop and eat the roses. You can choose from several different flavor combinations served up in cups or cones (but be sure to order the cone if you want ...

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Stop and eat the gelato roses at Amorino

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A gelato and macaron rose from AmorinoPhotography by Jennifer Zyman. There is beauty blooming at a kiosk in Lenox Square. Yes, a kiosk in a mall across from a Victoria’s Secret. Amorino was started in Paris by two Italian friends, Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi, and serves macarons, pastries, hot drinks, milkshakes, granitas, waffles, crepes, and of course, natural gelato. They even have comfy bar and table seating so you can stop and eat the roses. You can choose from several different flavor combinations served up in cups or cones (but be sure to order the cone if you want ...

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Stop and eat the gelato roses at Amorino

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A gelato and macaron rose from AmorinoPhotography by Jennifer Zyman. There is beauty blooming at a kiosk in Lenox Square. Yes, a kiosk in a mall across from a Victoria’s Secret. Amorino was started in Paris by two Italian friends, Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi, and serves macarons, pastries, hot drinks, milkshakes, granitas, waffles, crepes, and of course, natural gelato. They even have comfy bar and table seating so you can stop and eat the roses. You can choose from several different flavor combinations served up in cups or cones (but be sure to order the cone if you want ...

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Five Atlanta sweets to beat the summer heat

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Five Atlanta sweets to beat the summer heat
Nekkid Espresso at Revolution Gelato

Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore

Revolution Gelato
Nekkid Espresso
Nondairy desserts are often a poor substitute for their milk-filled contemporaries, but a new treat gives vegans the creamy taste they crave. Revolution Gelato launched at Candler Park Market last July. The company’s award-winning Nekkid Espresso and the Cardamom Kiss, Orange Dream, and Triple Vanilla flavors are now available at 26 stores and restaurants in the Atlanta area.

Five Atlanta sweets to beat the summer heat
Rreal Tacos

Mango agua fresca
Fresh mango juice from this Midtown taqueria makes for a tropical poolside quencher. There’s no added sugar, but that shouldn’t stop you from ...

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Five Atlanta sweets to beat the summer heat

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Nekkid Espresso at Revolution GelatoPhotograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Revolution Gelato Nekkid Espresso Nondairy desserts are often a poor substitute for their milk-filled contemporaries, but a new treat gives vegans the creamy taste they crave. Revolution Gelato launched at Candler Park Market last July. The company’s award-winning Nekkid Espresso and the Cardamom Kiss, Orange Dream, and Triple Vanilla flavors are now available at 26 stores and restaurants in the Atlanta area. Rreal Tacos Mango agua fresca Fresh mango juice from this Midtown taqueria makes for a tropical poolside quencher. There’s no added sugar, but that shouldn’t stop you from taking ...

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People Keep Crashing Their Cars Into the Dolcezza Factory

Source: Washingtonian Food

A driver plowed his or her car through the front of DC gelato company Dolcezza’s factory near Union Market early Wednesday morning, the DC Police Department reported. The crash, which was reported about 5:43 AM, is the second time this year a car has busted through the popular sweet shop; in January, a sport-utility vehicle veered through Dolcezza’s customer entrance, injuring four people.

The vehicle involved in this newest collision struck the same entrance, which was still partially boarded up following the January crash. A ...

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Simply Fresh, McLean

Source: DCDining

This is an interesting situation for me as moderator, and if we had an existing thread for Boss Hog’s (we don’t), I’d probably mark that as closed and give Simply Fresh a clean slate. Chef Rana (Rana is her first name) took over Boss Hogs in June, 2015, and changed it to Simply Fresh – both the interior and the patio look *nothing* like I remember Boss Hogs looking like, so unless I’m not remembering correctly, she really gave it a redo.

I was driving in McLean, and was planning on going somewhere else, but I saw the sign for Simply Fresh, and it looked brand new to me, almost like some sort of grand opening, so I parked on Elm Street and marched on in, shocked at how nice looking the restaurant is now. It’s still a cafe, but it’s very clean, and looks like it just opened last week (the cashier told me it’s been open since the summer, which surprises me).

The cashier is a young gentleman, and Rana is his mom (I’m assuming from the language on their website (they have a second website, apparently for online ordering) that she’s the owner as well as the chef). Since he’s attached to the restaurant, and since there’s such a diversity of items on the menu, I trusted him, and flat-out asked him what he liked. “I really like the lamb,” he said, and so the lamb it was.

This is where it gets even more interesting for me, because last night I went to Hula Girl in Shirlington, and had what amounted to a blue-plate special with their steak teriyaki. As it turns out, the Roasted Lamb with Potatoes ($12.99) made these two restaurants, in my mind, somewhat alike – the lamb, too, was a blue-plate special. The dish was like something my mom would have made (if she was Greek) – a few slices of fully cooked leg of lamb, high on the flavor meter, accompanied by large, bite-sized chunks of roasted potatoes, and a side salad – both dishes (this one, and the one from last night) were meat-starch-salad, were about the same size, and were about the same price; the only thing different – vastly different – is the atmosphere of the two restaurants: Hula Girl is a loud, bright, raucous bar; Simply Fresh is a quiet, workaday cafe.

I had just gotten some always-needed cardio, and was starving – I knew halfway through the dish that I was not going to be terribly full, despite it being a perfectly reasonably sized portion of food. Knowing that the Orange Bowl was starting at 4PM, and that I’d be plastered in front of the screen (I’m watching and typing at the same time), I wisely got a second dish to go for later in the day, which was a “special” listed on the chalkboard out in front of the restaurant – however, the exact same dish is on their regular menu, so it was more marketing than anything else. I figured the Roasted Chicken with Potatoes ($9.50) would be the same plate of food as the lamb, and other than substituting chicken for lamb, it was. An uncut, half-chicken was well-roasted – rubbed, moist, and super tasty – whether or not you get the chicken or lamb depends solely if you’re in the mood for chicken or lamb – I can recommend them both as good, hearty plates of food – nothing you’ll remember in a month, but solid.

Just having finished the chicken dish a few minutes ago (I didn’t even need to heat it up), I realize that this was my final meal, and final write-up, of 2015, and I can’t think of anything I’d rather do to celebrate the New Year, than to support a local, family-owned, mom-n-pop (or, in this case, mom-n-son) restaurant – Hula Girl, too, despite it’s pomp and circumstance, is pretty much of a mom-n-pop; just in a completely different style (and most likely with some investors).

Simply Fresh (the sign says, “Simply Fresh – barbecue & more”) has BBQ, and a couple girls walked in and picked up a $100+ order, undoubtedly to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Simply Fresh is big on breakfast, and across from the counter on the right, where you order your meal, it also has a counter on the left, with a pastry display case and an Illy coffee setup – this is probably where the cashier is in the mornings (have a look at this breakfast menu, and file it away in your head for future reference). They’re open 7 days a week at 7AM each morning, except for Sundays, when they open at 8AM – I would not hesitate to try the breakfasts here. It’s a pleasant, albeit somewhat stark, place to eat, and you won’t regret coming here, although it wouldn’t surprise me if there was a clunker or two on the menu (when one person does all the cooking, it’s hard to do *everything* well).

Over the next hour or so, I’ll be either cursing at the TV or jumping with joy (Clemson is down 17-16 at halftime to a resilient Oklahoma Sooner team), and then, when it’s over, I’ll forget about it (unless Clemson wins), and I’ll be spending this evening doing exactly what I want to be doing, given that I can’t be with the people I want to be with: staying home, not having a drop to drink, relentlessly practicing a Beethoven sonata, maybe watching a rerun or two, and being thankful for this wonderful community. Happy New Year, everyone! I hope that 2016 brings you everything you wish for, and please remember always how grateful I am to have you in my life.

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Six Best Frozen Sweets to Eat Right Now

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

MO-Big-Gay-Ice-Cream-Courtney-AppleBest Soft-Serve in Philly

Big Gay Ice Cream
It’s all delicious, though the Salty Pimp, with dulce de leche and sea salt, is the one people talk about — as they should. 521 South Broad Street, Bella Vista, 267-886-8024.

Best Ice Cream Sundae in Philadelphia

Franklin Fountain’s Mt. Vesuvius
Chocolate or vanilla ice cream studded with brownie “boulders,” hot fudge, malt powder and whipped cream. Michelle Obama can wait only so long before declaring war on this caloric eruption. 116 Market Street, Old City, 215-627-1899.

Best Water Ice in Philadelphia

Pop’s Water Ice
As long as you’re cool with the wonderful authenticity ...

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Capogiro + Bluecoat Means Blueberry Gin Gelato

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

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Lancaster blueberries plus local gin.

Philadelphia Distilling, makers of  Bluecoat American Dry Gin, and Capogiro Gelato are teaming up for several collaboration gelato flavors. Now through Labor Day, all five Capogiro locations, along with Old City’s Capofitto will be serving Bluecoat + Blueberries. The gelato features Lancaster blueberries, and of course Philadelphia Distilling’s signature gin.

Stay tuned for more flavors like Penn 1681 + Cucumber and others. But here’s the big question: Just what gelato would you pair with Bay Vodka?

Follow Capogiro’s Instagram feed to stay in the loop.

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Philadelphia Distilling [Official]

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