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ODE TO SALT & STRAW



Salt and Straw Ice Cream

They tell you to write about what you know, so here we are...


In January I wrote a Yelp Review for Salt and Straw, however, review fails to summarize the deep emotional ties I have established with Salt and Straw. A better title for the prose I penned (typed) would be ode.


What's an ode you ask? A lyrical poem in the form of an address to a particular subject often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter. Historically, it is a poem meant to be sung. The aforementioned Yelp Review resulted in a complimentary gift card. I didn't set out to receive anything in return of the words, I just wanted others to know of the delight I find and experience every time I step inside the hallowed halls of S&S. To say I was over the moon would be an understatement.


As a follow up to the ode, I've written a short poem that goes like this (sing along in your head):

There once was a place called Salt and Straw,

Where one could purchase ice cream galore.

From seasonal to classic, taste-testing them all is somewhat automatic.

Every experience leaves you with a little piece of magic.

Whether you're three, seventy-three or somewhere in between,

There's something for you. Go now and try the ice cream of my dreams.


Is your mouth now watering with anticipation*? Are you trying to decide which LA location to opt for? The original LA shop on Larchmont holds a special place in my heart as it's where

National Ice Cream Day @ Salt and Straw on Larchmont, LA
When everyone else is camera ready and you're smitten with ice cream #squad

the union began, also if you're going to try something where not venture to the first place in this city that scooped the ice cream? I am partial to the Venice scoop shop as it's super close to where I live and the Arts District location has space for activities! You've never tried to do activities while consuming ice cream? You're not living. My go-to classic flavor is Honey Lavender with finishing salt, salt makes everything better. Or if I'm feeling chocolatey, the Chocolate Gooey Brownie will make an appearance in my cup. Or ask for a split scoop of Freckled Woodblock Chocolate and Roasted Strawberry & Toasted White Chocolate for a delicious salty/sweet combo.


On a scale of 1-10 how badly do you need to try S&S, 15, and that's underselling it. If you do go, please continue sending me texts, pictures, DMs and short stories of your first time. Or if you'd like to write them a short email to S&S about how it was my love of their brand and product that caught your curiosity and ultimately resulted in you trying the ice cream, PLEASE DO. I thoroughly enjoy these plus I'm trying to plead with S&S to make me a brand ambassador, the more proof I have of the value of my organic marketing efforts helping their bottom line, the better. TY in advance, you're really helping a girl out. All I want is for S&S to love me as much as I love them.


*If not, why not? I literally talk about nothing else, you have to be at least a little intrigued.

Until next time,

BG


Strange facts about me: I don't really like ice cream cones. I only ever buy them if I'm planning on taking a specific picture. Post pic, I spoon the scoops out. The more you know...

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