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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

salt & straw

Is it any secret that I love ice cream?  If it is, it just means I've been quiet about my obsession.  Which is probably good for all of us.  

During my last trip to Portland, my ice cream obsession was taken to a new level when I managed to have Salt & Straw ice cream two times in four days.  Not quite enough I know, but I had other places to visit too while I was there.  

Salt & Straw does ice cream exactly the way I would expect a wonderful Portland-based company to: with local flare and gourmet taste with great style.  A sampling of some of their current flavors: almond brittle with salted ganache, sea salt ice cream with caramel ribbon, freckled woodblock chocolate, honey balsamic strawberry with cracked pepper, coffee and bourbon, chocolate with gooey brownies, pear with blue cheese... mouth watering yet?  

The store is as beautiful as the ice cream.  Their samples are even served on real metal spoons!  It's funny that something so simple is so uncommon .  As always, it's the little things that make a big impression. 

When I put this post together I realized I never actually got a picture of the ice cream.  What a terrible oversight.  Now, you'll just have to visit their website or shop for yourself and see what all the fuss is about.  And now I'm going to try to survive an ice-cream less afternoon.  Alas.  I wonder if Salt & Straw would speed deliver ice-cream to the midwest.  I can dream can't I?

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