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Ice & Vice

sgordon | Jun 8, 201508:16 AM

New brick and mortar ice cream shop opened up on East Broadway, they've been doing the food fair circuit for a bit, pretty good stuff. Had some of their stuff before and popped in to try some more. Their flavors are fun and creative, fans of Oddfellows and the like would dig them.

That said, this visit's try was good but disappointing. Gave the "Mahjong" sorbet a whirl - jasmine tea, white peach, peach lambic - and it was... well, a peach sorbet. A tasty one, sure, but even knowing there was jasmine tea in it I couldn't detect a trace. And the lambic was absent as well - none of that telltale tartness one expects. Granted, they were using a fruity peach lambic so all that did was double down on the peach and obscure the other flavors. Doesn't really make sense to use peach on peach - just use an unfruited lambic or gueuze.

That said, it tasted good for what it was. It just only tasted like one of the three supposed ingredients.

Other flavors I've had in the past have been good - "Three Little Pigs" was enjoyable - I was gonna say bacon ice cream is kind of played out and kitschy now, but maybe we're at the point where it's gone beyond that and it's actually becoming a staple flavor like chocolate and vanilla. Probably only a matter of time before Ben & Jerry's release one. I also liked (though I don't recall seeing it the brick and mortar menu, I can't recall the name) one that was, like, fig & goat cheese on a toasted baguette.

I'll be back. Hopefully they tweak that Mahjong, because if they actually balanced those three flavors it'd be one mighty fine sorbet.

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