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Jun 13, 2005 03:30 PM

Sketch Ice Cream

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Tried 2 flavors the other day - blueberry (mainly because of the fabulously intense color - wrong reason to try something!) and the toasted almond.

The blueberry had hardly any taste but the toasted almond will rank in the top ten flavors I've ever eaten. It had a bit of a crumb-y texture from the ground up almonds. This was pleasant and the whole experience was heaven.

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  1. I have received great advice from the proprietors about combining the flavors. For instance, they had a strong coffee granita = that they topped with a dab of their intense vanilla bean ice cream - mmmmm

    Link: http://bunrab.com/

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    1. re: Edie

      Actually, I wouldn't have minded the combo, it was that the blueberry had almost no taste at all. I tried it first.

      Thanks for the info about asking re combos in future, tho.

    2. OK, you get the brunt of my late-night wrath :-) Where!!! is Sketch? Are we all mind readers?

      By the way, I've wanted to say this to a large number of posters who somehow assume that every participant in this site knows what they know. Please include location information for restaurants...

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      1. re: Mick Ruthven

        Googling sketch ice cream yielded . . .

        Link: http://www.sketchicecream.com/

        1. re: Mick Ruthven

          Btw, here's a note from someone who feels the same way.

          Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            So I'm old and senile....sue me.

            How quickly we forget our past peeves.


            1. re: Melanie Wong

              >Btw, here's a note from someone who feels the same way.
              >oakjaon's rant

              Now THAT'S funny!

              1. re: Mick Ruthven

                I apologize for having a laugh at her expense.

                Hope I can keep you from busting an artery in the future --- yes, it would be great if every poster added an address (even just the city), used spell-check, wrote in complete sentences, and understood the use of indentation. All of these things have been ranted about for the 5 years or so that I've been posting on this board. But all the wailing hasn't made a difference and I doubt that it ever will. One of the things you can do as a good citizen is to share an address when one is missing when you've taken the time to look it up for your own uses.

                Save the energy and the "!!!" and put it into finding good chow. You'll live longer and eat better.

            2. re: Mick Ruthven

              I do appreciate when people include the city. With that, a listing is usually quite simple to find for those who are interested.

              I've only visited Sketch a few times, but it always makes me wish it were closer to home (or be grateful it's not!).

              1. re: Mick Ruthven

                mWAHAHAHAHAH! Only the elite few know the locations of these places. After the initiation ceremony and after your time for recovery in the hospital, AND when you get your memory back, I will tell you that Sketch is on 4th Street in Berkeley (hill side of the street, near Bette's Diner). It is recessed from the street and has an elegant, small, old ice cream wagon out front.

                PS: Sorry. Will try harder to remember in future.

              2. Their fresh mint is amazing. Try most flavors on a slice of the warm brioche. It's worth getting out of bed for!

                1. My vote goes to the Jasmine tea sorbet I had a couple weeks ago. Fragrant and refreshing. I was not as wowed with the burnt carmel.. too subtle.

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                    Robert Lauriston

                    I wonder if maybe they used raw blueberries? That might be too subtle a flavor for ice cream.