[Photographs: Robyn Lee]

You still have a few hours tonight and all day tomorrow to visit the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck before Doug Quint closes for the season tomorrow night. I stopped by this afternoon to fit in my final taste of Mister Softee soft serve with funky toppings, my favorite "special" being the Salty Pimp. What makes the combination of vanilla soft serve drizzled with thick dulce de leche, sprinkled with crunchy sea salt, and dipped in chocolate so good? I shouldn't even have to explain why. It's salty, sweet, creamy, and crunchy all at once, and if you're anything like me it will make you go, "Oh god, this is good," after every bite.

The Affogayto Mexicano is great (vanilla soft serve topped with whipped cream and hot chocolate made of Scharffen Berger cocoa powder and cayenne pepper), as is the Gobbler (vanilla soft serve topped with crushed graham crackers, pumpkin butter, and whipped cream), but my friend and I agreed that the Salty Pimp is where it's at. And if you can't decide...just get all of them.

Tonight the truck is at Broadway and 17th Street until about 9 p.m. Tomorrow it will be at that location until moving to Destination Bar at Avenue A and 13th Street for their Season Ending Party from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Check @biggayicecream on Twitter for the latest updates.


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