So first, let’s give everyone the chance to get this out of their systems:
“Pickle that.” “Put a bird on it.” “Cacao.” Okay, we good?
Right. Now let’s focus on the ice cream:
Prepare for Salt & Straw, the new Larchmont Village outpost of the famed Portland ice cream parlor, opening Saturday. (See the slideshow here.)
It looks just like how you’d want an ice cream parlor to look, with a vintage-y, blond-wood facade, a striped awning and stools facing the window. And here’s how you’ll use it:
Um, to get ice cream.
Order a waffle cone for the famous sea salt with caramel ribbons. Or a Stumptown cold-brew shake. Or a monthly changing flavor, like California peach with lemon crumble. Grab a couple stools. Discuss profound ice-cream-related things.
To get Pok Pok drinking vinegars.
Really, they’re amazing. They’re used here in a pomegranate shake, but you can also buy ’em to take home. Some could mix with vodka. Just saying.
To better know your neighbors.
Haven’t had time to visit Costa Mesa’s Sidecar Doughnuts? No worries, they show up in ice cream here. Also: Santa Ynez walnut oil, Downey dairy and Downtown-made bitters.
You know Downtown bitters when you taste Downtown bitters.