The Great Los Angeles Walk Hits Melrose on Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Great LA Walk: Washington Blvd (2009)

Mark your calendars, walkers, runners, bikers and proud Angelenos. You won’t want to miss the Great LA Walk this Saturday. It’s a 17-mile walk from Downtown LA to the Pacific Ocean. It’s a way to say, “People DO walk in LA.” It’s a day-long appreciation of this city, whether you’re stopping for lunch, walking through one of countless urban enclaves, learning little-known facts about a historical landmark or stopping in to see a shop you’ve never even heard of before. Let’s be honest: It’s also bragging rights.

And this year, it’s a way to really get to know Melrose Avenue.

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Scoops Debuts Beer Ice Cream Flavors Today

Potential Flavors for Beer Week

We’re in the middle of LA Beer Week and that means it’s time for Tai Kim’s beer flavored ice cream to debut. Yes – that means that today, perfected versions of flavors like Unibroue Quelquechose With Cherry, Guinness Tiramisu, Chimay Premiere With Apricot, Firestone IPA Union Jack With Mocha, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat Ale With Hazelnut and The Bruery Autumn Maple With Molasses will be at Scoops on Heliotrope for all beer and ice cream enthusiasts to enjoy. (Though, I’m told that The Bruery’s Autumn Maple may be too hard to acquire to make this flavor, unfortunately.)

Tai Scooping Ice Cream

A couple of weeks ago, a few bloggers and I were invited to preview the making of these special flavors. It was so fun to see Tai at his machine, pouring in his special concoctions and, of course, the beer. Curious for more? Be sure to pop on over to Caroline On Crack’s post on this preview for her great videos of the action. My personal favorite was definitely the Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat Ale With Hazelnut. What can I say? The beer flavorings are very subtle – but I I’m a sucker for hazelnut, and it was one of the most potent flavors and the wheaty tangerine was a nice spin on things.

So head on over to Scoops today, and find out one of the sweetest ways to celebrate LA Beer Week. I’m curious myself to see what flavors actually came out of all that experimentation.

Beer flavors debut Monday, October 11, 2010

Mon – Sat, 12 – 10 PM
Sun 2 – 6 PM

Scoops
712 N. Heliotrope Drive
Los Angeles, California 90029
323.906.2649

Cookies Without Borders: A Bake Sale for Haiti

Photo credit to BitchMagazine on Flickr

The mind behind No Cookie Left Behind – who has held three bake sales for Share Our Strength – is now turning efforts towards the people of Haiti. On Sunday, January 31st, 2010, come to Scoops Ice Cream to help out, hang out and come together for a common cause.

Featured will be a dizzying array of sweets from both professional kitchens (Spork Foods, Whisk LA, Bitter Sweet Treats [added: Valerie Confections and Large Marge Sustainables]) and local homes, as well as a few jars of choice homemade jams. All proceeds from the bake sale will go to Doctors Without Borders, a Nobel Prize-winning international humanitarian organization working to meet the overwhelming medical needs of post-earthquake Haiti.

Do you love to bake and want to donate a few of your favorites for the sale? Email Tannaz Sassooni herself (tannazie [at] gmail [dot] com) to coordinate that and for more info.

And if you can’t make the date, it’s possible to mail a check directly to Doctors Without Borders to benefit Haiti. Please write “Cookies Without Borders Bake Sale” on the check for reference.

Doctors Without Borders USA
P.O. Box 5030
Hagerstown, MD 21741

In the meantime, I’ll see you at Scoops on Sunday. And while I’m at it, I’ll be checking out what crazy ice cream flavors Tai has cooked up at the moment…

Sunday, January 31, 2010

2 – 5 PM 6 PM (extended due to great contribution response!)

Scoops Gelato
712 N Heliotrope Dr.
(north of Melrose, between Normandie and Vermont)
Los Angeles, CA 90029