Salt & Straw Ice Cream

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Cousins Kim and Tyler Malek tapped the local spirit of craft, collaboration, and crazy flavors to challenge expectations of what an ice cream parlor might look like in Portland: a place that embraces both an iPad cash register and a vintage waffle iron to stamp out fantastic, made-to-order cones. Each scoop is wildly different, bulging with luxurious texture, daring combinations (some better than others), and an unmistakable taste of place, perfumed with Steven Smith’s Teas, a changing tap of local beers, Olympic Provisions meat, and chocolate “chips” from budding bean-to-bar stars Woodblock Chocolates. How far will the Maleks push to redefine ice cream on our turf? Bone marrow–and–smoked cherry is already a hit, and the Happy B-Day Elvis with malted banana ice cream, marionberry jam, and peanut butter topped with candied bacon is a game changer. 

 

Last updated: 08/23/2012