An overview of the ice cream places around LA, continued :)
Salt & Straw
Salt & Straw is in the Arts District in LA, and I believe their salty flavors are what they are famous for. I haven’t been there in a while, since I think their ice cream doesn’t really suit my taste. I once had their strawberry ice cream with smorgasbord coffee ice cream, which was a very good combination, but the second time I went, they didn’t really have any flavors I liked. I know a couple people who think Salt & Straw is the best ice cream place in LA, so it’s definitely worth giving a shot.
For those of you who’ve read my other posts, you know that I go to McConnell’s a lot. Their classic flavor is the Santa Barbara Strawberry, and it has actual frozen strawberry chunks in it, and tastes amazing. Their dark chocolate nibs flavor is also very good, as well as their coffee flavors. They also have flavors like earl grey, lemon & marionberries, and more, and I feel like all of their ice cream flavors are good :P We even bought a pint of the strawberry to eat at home.
Scoops is in LA and feels super retro and cute. I think all of their flavors are very good. It was actually featured in one of Buzzfeed’s #WorthIt videos. They change their flavors every day, except for one: brown bread. It sounds a bit weird, but it’s actually very good. There are small crispy chunks inside the ice cream on a vanilla base. Scoops was the first ice cream shop I went to after coming back from Cambridge, and it became my favorite ice cream shop right after. Now I’m not sure between here and Scoops…but McConnell’s probably still wins.
It is currently 1:21 in the morning and I am thrilled to be writing the first post of our new admissions blog, Caltech Fission. For those of you who didn’t follow the old blog, it’s nice to meet you. My name is Andrew and I’m a senior at Caltech studying geophysics and English literature.
After a week being back, I think it’s about time for some reflections on what it meant to be abroad, and what I’ve taken away from it. I’m really happy to be back, but it’s just been almost a culture shock of sorts being back in California, and back at my true home (for now, at least).
There’s nothing more festive than beautiful holiday decor. Something that has gotten quite popular in recent years is light displays. Around Pasadena, the LA Zoo, LA Arboretum are a few venues that have elaborate holiday light displays. This past weekend, I went to check out the LA Zoo Lights. The general admission is $15 on weekdays and $20 on weekends, which is certainly not cheap, so if you do go, be sure to take a ton of photos.