After spending the MLK holiday on the mall, my son wanted to get gelato at the Nat'l Gallery. I just couldn't face that cheap imitation stuff again, so (based on recommendations on this board) we headed up Rockville Pike to Sam's Cafe & Market (765 Rockville Pike at Ritchie Shopping Center). Worth the trip. Homemade, fresh, fantastico!. The super freindly owner makes up to 84 flavors (ask for pear) and will make anything you want if you are willing to wait 30 minutes (or call ahead). Within reason, don't ask for melon in the dead of winter. You can sit in the cafe to enjoy it. Now I have a freezer full of my favorites which, in theory, should last till spring.