The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck Returns to LA in T-Minus 3 Days!

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Photo of Big Gay Ice Cream Truck in NYC by chill via Creative Commons

I was so sad last year when the Big Gay Ice Cream truck came to LA and left before I was able to sample its goods. All the photos that popped up on instagram and facebook had me drooling (though the lines looked pretty yuck), so imagine my excitement when I read this morning that it’s BACK!

What’s the big deal about The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck? I think people dig it because it’s a mishmash of old and new: old-school soft serve adorned with not-so-old-school toppings like sea salt, olive oil, and beyond. Better than the creations themselves are their names, I think. There’s the “Bea Arthur” (vanilla soft serve, dulce de leche syrup, and Nilla Wafer crumbs), the “Salty Pimp” (vanilla soft serve, dulce de leche syrup, sea salt, and a crispy chocolate shell), Cococone, Mermaid Sundae, and more. I also can’t help but love how the truck is decked out in rainbows and sparkly fringe. It feels so 80s, so very My Little Pony-esque.

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Photo of Salty Pimp by gsz via Creative Commons

Here’s the schedule, so mark your calendars and don’t miss out like I did last year!

Saturday, June 1: Outside of Health Ceramics from noon to 4pm

7525 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Outside of Lindy and Grundy from 6pm to 10pm

801 N Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Sunday, June 2: TBD from noon to 4pm

Outside of Faultline Bar from 6pm to 10pm

4216 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029

Monday, June 3: Next to the Ludo Truck at NBC Universal from noon to 4pm

Outside of Myung In Dumplings (of Anthony Bourdain’s K-Town episode) from 6pm to 10pm

3109 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006

Tuesday, June 4: Outside of Cakemix from noon to 4 pm

8302 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069

Next to the Kogi BBQ truck (location TBD) from 6pm to 10pm

The Natural Products Expo Hits Anaheim: Which Would You Try?

Grub Street LA has a great list up today: The 17 Craziest Foods Found at The Natural Products Expo West. Only in L.A., San Francisco, and New York would an expo like this find a genuinely interested audience. Pre-natal Gatorade? Olive water? Bacon-flavored peas? Green tea vinegar?

I take it back. The peas would probably attract a good deal of interest. I can picture them now, sitting pretty on gas station snack shelves between the hot n’ spicy sunflower seeds and the Slim Jims.

I’d certainly give the bee-free honey, lentil flour pasta, and cacao bean coffee a shot, but I’d hesitate to try gluten-free muffins by Pillsbury (can they really be trusted?) or the egg white chips. I was never sold on egg white anything.

Which items would you try?

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Photo from Bee Free Honee/Facebook