Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rate-A-Restaurant #258: Scoops Westside

Scoops Westside

Restaurant: Scoops Westside

Location: 3400 Overland Ave. (Palms)

Type of restaurant: Ice Cream

We stipulated: We've been enjoying the wonders of Scoops' original location, in East Hollywood, for years. But a few weekends ago, we found ourselves on the Westside with my parents -- and I thought it might be a good time to check out Scoops' Westside digs.

They stipulated: Scoops, of course, is famous for their always-changing selection of unique and unusual flavor combinations. And the small still comes with two scoops, which means the ability to get more than one flavor in even the smallest size. And as always, samples are free.

Flavors available the day we visited: Pistachio Tangerine, Chocolate Almond Butter, Black Sesame, Cream Cheese Oreo, Strawberry Balsamic Honey, ND Coconut Jasmine, ND Chocolate Peanut butter

Scoops Westside

What we ordered: I tried the Cream Cheese Oreo and Black Sesame (always a fave), while Maria got the Strawberry Balsamic Honey and the Black Sesame. ($3.50 for a small, which comes with two flavors.)

(Pic via Scoops Westside's Twitter feed.)

High point: Scoops' Brown Bread flavor, its signature selection, was also on tap, and my mom got it. I took a taste and remembered how much I like it. Next time. Also, it was less crowded than East Hollywood.

Low point: Sadly, the flavor selection is smaller than the original East Hollywood location, which has two freezer displays.

Overall impression: Scoops has still got it.

Chance we'll go back:  We'll be returning to the East Hollywood location, which is much closer to Franklin Avenue HQ.

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