With Jenny out of town on business, I found myself on a date with a pretty young girl the other night in Santa Monica.
Her name is Sophia, and she wanted some ice cream.
We were at the Third Street Promenade, which actually doesn’t have as many ice cream options as you might figure.
But according to her mom, Sophia almost always gives gelato a thumbs-down. It just isn’t really ice cream to her. Quite the perceptive 4½-year-old. This meant Angelato had to pass the Sophia Taste Test if we were going to cap the date with dessert.
Fortunately for us, Angelato offered her favorite flavor: Pink Bubble Gum. After a sample spoon, Sophia flashed a thumbs-up, and we were in business. I opted for the pistachio, my baseline for gelato judging.
This wasn’t the greatest gelato I had ever tried, but it was pretty darn good. I will be back to check out more of their flavors. Almond Avalanche and Chocolate Peanut Butter are at the top of my list. The Raspberry Blackberry Sorbetto also looks intriguing.
Sophia with Pink Bubble Gum.
301 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica 90401. 310-656-9999. Cash only.