almost the 4th, kimchee dogs, and crazy-good ice cream

Guerrilla Ice Cream
Thanks to everyone for tips on where I should eat in D.C. and Philly. (It’s not too late to post more suggestions!) Someday I’ll stop raving about the Hester Street Fair, but that day isn’t today. I stopped by for the holiday weekend celebrations, which included a live DJ. I’d tried some samples of Guerrilla Ice Cream the week before, but today I was craving more than a taste. This bit of icy heaven is called the Chinatown Tea Party. (I know, how could I possibly not order one?) It was a special of the day, made with their Steel Buddha Tea Sorbet and topped with Chinese walnut cookies and fresh dragonfruit. Come to think of it, I’m not sure I’ve ever had fresh dragonfruit before, even though they’re all over Chinatown right now. This was a refreshing, floral, just-sweet-enough-but-not-too-sweet, and overall totally enjoyable experience, not quite like anything else I’ve tried before. Nice one, guys. By the way, Guerrilla seems totally cool — check out their site to learn more about their politics and charitable work.
Mama O's kichee dog
That sorbet came in handy because I was nicely spiced up after eating this radish kimchee chili- and kimchee kraut-topped brat from Mama O’s. They asked if I wanted it spicy and proceeded to add a nice dash of Sriracha. These guys think like me — hearty, spicy Korean food to the rescue.
Jen and Emily
Speaking of Korean, that’s Jen of course, along with her sister, Emily. They both got haircuts in the East Village while I was eating my way through the Lower East Side. Aww, how cute are they? In case I don’t write again tomorrow, happy 4th everyone!


10 thoughts on “almost the 4th, kimchee dogs, and crazy-good ice cream

  1. love that combo-flavor of ice cream.terminal market in philly is a fun place to explore if you're a foodie. of course those cheesesteak joints pats or genos. le bec fin is a very upscale rest, pricey too, but awesome food. where is the italian section of philly? that's where I hear all the good foods are–so find that area.

  2. Happy 4th of July. The girls looks great with their new haircut. BTW, I got one too.Initially my hair was waist-length which became shoulder length when I gave birth to my son a couple of yrs ago and now its chin length!According it my super conservative south-indian MIL, its something equivalent to a sin. Next I plan to shave my head to see her reaction. Lol.Icecream looks splendid!

  3. lauren: thanks for visitingjoanna: right, no way to go wrongdawn: oh yeah, i'll definitely be hitting the terminal market. le bec fin is kind of the opposite of the food i'll be having in Philly though. i think it's $$$$.ann: thankscool lassie: ha, wowjenn: yeah, it was pretty freakin' tasty

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