THE HAPPY ENDING

Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty

4039 N Mississippi Ave
503-281-4060

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After the closure of their revered Lovely Hula Hands, Sarah and Jane Minnick invented a restaurant devoted to the ultimate two-fer: pizza and ice cream. The pizza is good, but the real pleasure is chef Jimmy Albee’s house-made ice cream. Try the salted caramel, the vanilla spiked with bourbon, or the signature garden-fresh mint stracciatella (see right).

FOOD CART COOL

Fifty Licks

E Burnside St & Seventh Ave
954-294-8868

After selling his bacon maple and Stumptown coffee ice creams at farmers markets and street fairs, Chad Draizin is expanding with a mobile food cart and selling his gourmet scoops at establishments like Living Room Theaters and Whole Foods. This expertly crafted American-style ice cream is available in flavors like Tahitian vanilla, whiskey, and the unforgettable caramel apple, crafted from an apple-juice reduction.


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Lauren Fortgang’s creations at Paley’s Place.

THE FRANCOPHILE

Paley’s Place

1204 NW 21st Ave
503-243-2403

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Original French recipes calling for as many as 18 yolks per pint of cream have been toned down by years of experimentation (and cholesterol concerns). But a francophilic pastry master like Lauren Fortgang of Paley’s Place winks at tradition with an egg-rich rendition of vanilla that accompanies Paley’s signature chocolate soufflé. So, too, with Fortgang’s ice cream sampler—a trio of daily selections that may include fresh strawberry, caramel, or a kirsch-spiked vanilla swirled with amarena-cherry syrup and studded with brownie pieces.