749 East Altadena, at the corner of Lake Street. There's no permanent signage, just some hand painted plywood, and the full menu isn't yet available (though I did see a few people ordering tiny cups of espresso)... but the gelato is as good as ever!
They're giving away small scoops today, with one or two flavors. Normally these will run $3.50, so get there before they run out...
Today they featured: Chocolate, Chocolate/Rum, Chocolate Cinnamon, Zabaglione, Cinnamon Cream, Gin/Melon, Hazelnut, Pistachio, Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Cherimoya... and a few others that have slipped my mind.
There was an impressive line when we got there, but it moved steadily... we were in and out in less than 30 minutes. They were already out of a few flavors, but there was still a wider variety than they'd ever had on their cart... some of the folks in line were buying multiple half-kilo cold-pak containers of flavors that they liked, so, you never know what will be left when you arrive.
Leo and Elizabeth looked a little shell shocked at the rush, and it was only 12:45... and they're going to try to stay open until 8:00. They had about ten people standing around trying to help, but the organization was pretty inept. They had the cart set up outside, but nobody was tending it, so everyone had to step inside the store, where most of the staff (and family and friends) were just standing around taking up room.
Still, between this and the Caviar ice-cream at Scoops its a very good day to eat something cold.
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