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Kickstarter successful!

2 Mar

Successful Ice Cream Travel Guide kickstarter!

At 141% funded. $7098 raised. 138 backers.

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At 1:56 PM on that Monday, my last backer put in his amount. He enjoys being on top, so he got the wish.

Honestly, the project has been a search for validation. Do people care about ice cream as much as I do? Do the people who journey far for ice cream really live out there? There are many times that I meet new people and as the words “ice cream travel guide” tumble out, I am often met with confused eyes. Some don’t really understand the words together and need some explanation. But others, mostly those satisfied with a stable job, ask…why?

“Because I can!” I say.

For the last several years after starting work in the real world, I felt like something was missing. I was working for the man (or sometimes the small man when at an agency), but no matter what, I was doing work for someone’s vision. Creating something that will be used by…people with money. At least someone with several hundred dollars that can be thrown around for fun. What about the moments of joy that cost only a few dollars? That’s where ice cream came in.

In celebration of National Ice Cream Day

16 Jul

On celebration of National Ice Cream Day in the National Ice Cream Month, I led an ice cream tour to some of the best places in San Francisco with my former tour attendee and new friends in San Francisco. With two cars and 8 people in tow, we drove all over San Francisco to experience (note experience rather than eat) as much ice cream as possible…

And yes, due to our incredible good parking karma, we always found a spot within a block of the destination.

First, we started at Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous in the Dogpatch. A taste of the hard frozen delicacy from former pastry chefs. They’re well known for earl grey.

Then we went to Mitchells. A plethora of Flipino and tropical flavors such as avocado, ube, buko.

Third. Humphry Slocombe. One of the best places to get alcohol-infused ice cream (Secret Breakfast is the known flavor of…bourbon and cornflakes). They innovate and they do it right. I love Thai Chili Lime!

Fourth. Smitten. Liquid nitrogen makes the ice cream so creamy. Only four flavors each day all made from fresh ingredients.

Finally, Ice Cream Bar. Here some people could not take that much and wanted a break. But this was selected as the bookend due to availability of savory foods. It’s a great place to relax…after a tour! This is where I had my ice cream happy hour for my birthday!

Want more detail? That’s why I am trying to write a book!