It's not often that the use of an interrobang (?!) is justified. But In the case of PDXYelp's Mad Science Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, there's no questioning its application. On this sugar-fueled evening 35 Yelp Elites crowded in to What's The Scoop? for two hours of elites-only, hands-on, ice cream fun. We're about to fill you in on What's The Scoop?!
It may be getting dark by 5pm in Portland these days, but the lights were shining bright last night in What's The Scoop? on N. Williams. "It was like being a kid in an ice cream shop with free reign," reports Jessie B. "Samples of any and all of their wares? Yup. Anything listed on their menu board? You bet. Making your own ice cream? WHAT?" Oh yes. What's The Scoop? makes ice cream using the liquid nitrogen method, so Yelpers got a chance to hands-on design their own flavors using base cream flavors, add-ons, toffee and… booze! Local spirit house Eastside Distilling brought the delicious holiday flavors like Peppermint Bark liqueur, Holiday Spice liqueur, Cherry Bomb whiskey, Below Deck Coffee Rum and their signature Burnside Bourbon! Not only did these liqueurs flavor the made-by-Yelp creams, but also went in to boozy milkshakes made by the awesome WTS staff. If making up flavors wasn't your thing, WTS offered tastes of anything from the cooler, full scoops of their inventive flavors, and not one but three different house-made bread puddings – a warm treat to offset the chilly frozen cream. We even had a raffle and 5 lucky Elites walked away with prizes ranging from a Burnside Bourbon flask to rum to a cutting board shaped like a pig! But that wasn't all. After getting the crowd completely spun out on sugar, WTS sent everyone off into the night with a jar of house-made candy: almond brittle, pecan brittle or honeycomb!
Alyssa C sums it all up for us: "This event was badass." That's thanks to Jodie and the whole family at What's the Scoop?; Lenny and Kirsten from Eastside Distilling; the Manterns Kevin K and Chris S; and of course the Yelp Elite Squad, without whom this would never be possible.
Until next time, keep it icy hot.