Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Great Seattle Ice Cream Quest Round 2: Full Tilt

I've been doing a lot of overtime at work lately. It's terrible, it's mayhem. Really, it's just exhausting. It's also a great excuse to go to Full Tilt after work and get an enormous ice cream cone.

I'd never been to a Full Tilt location before, and the one I went to (University District) is apparently a mini-version, because the "full" shops are also arcades. Whatever, I don't care about arcades. I like a bit of nostalgia as much as the next person, but if I hear one more person say "barcade" with a straight face, I will poop my pants with annoyance (slight exaggeration).

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Great Seattle Ice Cream Quest Round 1: Molly Moon's

In Seattle, we take our summers very seriously. We like the outdoors, but the weather isn't always great. So, in that brief window of time called summer, people are desperate to lay in the grass, go swimming, hike Mount Si, and most importantly, eat ice cream.

There are quite a few ice cream shops around for a place that's famous for raining most of the year, and it's my personal mission to visit them all (all the ones I deem worthy, anyway).

Molly Moon's is one of the most popular ice cream establishments in the city, with frequent lines out the door on sunny days. Okay, partly sunny days, too. Or maybe just non-rainy days. Any excuse for an ice cream! I first visited the Wallingford branch years ago while attending the UW and, after a long wait for an unmemorable sorbet, didn't bother going back. Until recently. I now live mere blocks from the Capitol Hill location, and in the haze of frozen dessert insanity that descends upon Seattle on those non-rainy days (okay, maybe just not-the-dead-of-winter days) and my own failing battle with uncontrollable sugarlust, I decided to give it another go.
And so my quest for the greatest of frozen treats has its first contender: earl grey ice cream. With vanilla bean caramel sauce. And walnuts. And whipped cream. Maraschino cherry optional.