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Jun 18, 2006 07:43 PM

Scoops on Heliotrope in Silverlake?

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Has Anyone been to this ice cream shop?

It sounds amazing. IM dying to go, and will report when i get back.


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  1. If you are talking about Pazzo Gelato, the new gelato place on Hyperion in Silverlake, I've linked a recent thread below.

    I don't think I've seen Scoops (on Heliotrope in Koreatown) mentioned here before.


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    1. re: DanaB
      Normal Garciaparra

      It's not in Koreatown either. Aye, muchos newbies..

      1. re: Normal Garciaparra

        you are laughable. you make me laugh..... newbies....

        thanks for the chuckle, too bad you havent been to scoops. newbie.

        1. re: laughable
          Normal Garciaparra

          Um, I went to Scoops just a month after it opened. I literally live down the street from there. I know Tai Kim, the owner, pretty well and I'm one of his regulars, in fact. I know he has a penchant for making exotic flavors, especially ones based on tropical fruits. I also know that he also makes weird but good flavors like jalapeno chocolate and wasabi. I also know that he makes a new batch about every week but his best regular flavors are pistachio and tiramisu. And for $2 for two scoops of that stuff, you can't beat it. Yeah, I'm a newbie, LOL.

        2. re: Normal Garciaparra

          I was simply quoting the article the original poster linked to, which says of Scoops, "Tai Kim, the soft-spoken impresario of Scoops, understands the sanctity of this standard-issue extravagance. An unassuming little parlor on the edge of Koreatown, Scoops is a clean and well-lit temple to the ritual of ice cream."

          I apologize if the author of the original article described the geography of your neighborhood in a manner not to your liking.

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        Normal Garciaparra

        Scoops is NOT in "Silverlake" (the proper spelling is "Silver Lake" - it's a lake (reservoir) named after a person whose last name is Silver) it's actually in East Hollywood. Pazzo Gelato is in Silver Lake (Sunset Junction).

        East of Hoover St. is whre Silver Lake begins.

        I grew up in the area, I know.

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        1. re: Normal Garciaparra

          So funny - I too saw this article in the Times and was shocked that there was an ice cream shop in Silver Lake (our hood) that I didn't know about. I couldn't place Heliotrope so I mapquested it and sure enough, it's not in Silver Lake, or at least what I think of as Silver Lake.

          1. re: Normal Garciaparra

            who gives a shit, just wanted to know what the ice cream shop was like, not some know it all that is proofing my spelling.

            geeez. how annoying.

            anyone else have anything interesting to say about scoops?

          2. When y'all are done discussing the details of inner-LA geography, check out the link from last week regarding Scoops.


            1. aside from a few icicles i found in a serving once, Tai serves it up smooth and tasty. flavors rotate frequently, prices VERY reasonable, good all around.

              if you can, walk or bike to Scoops.

              1. Is it exotic flavors only? I'm wondering if they make flavors like vanilla, chocolate, coffee, etc., in addition to the interesting flavors mentioned in the article (which I want to try too, btw).

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                1. re: Megan
                  Normal Garciaparra

                  Yes they make the usual ice cream flavors. Recommended are the chocolate and the pistachio. Especially the pistachio.