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Ice Cream Lab

dessert - vegan

I almost failed chemistry, so I can’t really explain how this works…

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…but Ice Cream Lab creates made-to-order scoops using locally sourced, fresh ingredients…

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…using magic (aka Liquid Nitrogen).

IMG_0427I was invited in to sample a bunch of flavors – this isn’t Blue Crystal Meth, but Blue Velvet (with Magnolia Cupcakes)…
IMG_0433 …Banilla (also Magnolia-esque), Salt Lick Crunch (pretzels, caramel, sea salt)…
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…Vegan Chocolate (coconut base)…

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…and their seasonal sorbet – this was Strawberry.  Both non-dairy options are sweetened with Agave.

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Ice Cream Lab opens its second location in Pasadena next week.  Stop by the Grand Opening on Wednesday, October 29th – for free ice cream, giveaways, and more.

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Blue Plate Oysterette

dessert - dinner - restaurant - salads

Blue Plate Oysterette has been on my radar for a while now – they are well-known in Santa Monica, and recently opened closer to my side of town, on 3rd Street.

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I left the vegetarian at home and brought Christy

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…we went to celebrate her birthday!

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She ordered the Red Trout – similar to salmon – with a side of seriously mind-blowing coconut brown rice…

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…and perfectly-cooked baby zucchini.

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I really dug my dish as well – a Shrimp Cobb – with beets, eggs, avocado, tomatoes, and dill dressing.  I left off the bacon/blue cheese and it was plenty flavorful.

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For dessert they brought out a Coconut Sorbet with Strawberries, Mint Syrup, and a candle!

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We had a great time – it just got CRAZY LOUD inside, similar to my visit at Connie and Ted’s.  There’s an outdoor patio; next time I’ll have to request to eat there.  I’m not sure what’s up with these LA Seafood Restaurants and their poor indoor acoustics…but I’ll be back!

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Profanity Pop

art/gallery/museums - dessert - los angeles area interests

Y’all know I’m a Disney freak, so of course I wanted to see La Luz de Jesus Gallery’s Current Exhibit…

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…Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros’ “Profanity Pop.”

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Featuring all my favorites – including the subject of an upcoming interview.

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The Wacko/Soap Plant Store is fun enough to look at itself – we spent an hour wandering and catching up with Quan and Michelle….

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…til they closed at 10pm…

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…and then we stopped by Ramekin.

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That is CARAMEL TWINKIE in my bowl, and yes, it was fantastic.  (Abe got Coconut Chocolate Espresso.)

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“Profanity Pop” runs til the end of August, visit the artist’s Facebook Page for more paintings and info.