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Big Gay Ice Cream Will Open East Village Space Mid-June

Erin Zimmer 20 comments

Pretty soon you won't have to follow the Big Gay Ice Cream truck's tweets for their rolling whereabouts (though, you should, since their tweets are usually pretty entertaining). In mid-June, Bryan Petroff and Doug Quint will open a brick-and-mortar shop on the East 7th Street block between First Avenue and Avenue A, what's already been nicknamed one of the tastiest blocks in the city. More

The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck Publishing a Cookbook in 2012

Erin Zimmer 11 comments

Three years later after launching, the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck is now working on a cookbook to be published in the spring of 2012. Anyone who has been following their tweets might have seen this coming. All those test batches of ice cream? Ah, now it all makes sense. The cookbook will include toppings ideas (like their signature wasabi pea dust) and sauces as well as simple ice cream recipes (definitely one for the Salty Pimp). "Even the hardest recipe in this book isn't that hard," promised owners Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff. More

Ed's 10 Favorite Frozen Treats in New York City

Ed Levine 6 comments

After this long and arduous winter, we've finally had a few ice cream-worthy days. (Not that I have any problem eating ice cream in the cold. But you know what I'm saying, eaters.) In honor of the spring we have waited for so long, here are ten of my favorite frozen treats—from granitas and gelato to coffee malts and killer soft-serve. More

Behind The Scenes With The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, After Hours

Donny Tsang 5 comments

Signs of spring are beginning to show—perhaps most welcome among them, the Mister Softee trucks roaming the streets. And at Serious Eats, our favorite of those is the The Big Gay Ice Cream truck. I spent an evening with BGICT frontman Doug Quint in his usual Union Square spot when he brought his truck out for one preview day last week. Even more interesting? I tagged along as he was closing up the truck. More

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck's Final Friday Party

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Salty Pimp at the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. [Photo: Robyn Lee] With the end of October comes the end of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck season. They'll have their final day of street sellin' on October 31st,... More

Vendys 2010 Dessert Finalists Named

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Last month we found out the five finalists for this year's Vendy Awards, which will be held on Governor's Island on September 25. Yesterday they announced the five finalists for a second category honoring the dessert-centric vendors: Big Gay... More

Big Gay Ice Cream Guys Eat Wings at Hooters

The Serious Eats Team 17 comments

Editor's note: Please welcome Bryan Petroff, known to New Yorkers as half of the duo behind the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck—the boldest soft-serve toppers in the Mister Softee universe. Bryan, left; Doug, right; the lovely Gabrielle, top row, third... More

What's New York's Best New Food Truck?

Carey Jones 18 comments

All the polls! Street food—and not just hot dogs, pretzels, and Mister Softee—have been a New York presence for generations. But 2009 saw the launch of more roving, Tweeting, high-concept food trucks than any year in recent memory. So today... More

The Salty Pimp from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

Robyn Lee 3 comments

[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... More

Bon Voyage Big Gay Ice Cream Truck Party Venue Disclosed

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As we mentioned earlier, this is the BGICT's last week of the season. On Friday, Doug and Bryan will be at their usual Union Square corner (Union Square West and 17th Street) until 6 p.m. when the partay will move... More

Get Your Big Gay Ice Cream Now

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[Blondie and Brownie; JennySnacks] Blondie and Brownie remind us that the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck will go into hibernation after this week, so get your Thanksgiving Sundaes, Salty Pimps, and Choinkwiches while you can.... More

A Look at the 2009 Vendy Awards

Erin Zimmer 3 comments

[Photographs: Robyn Lee] Over 1,000 people showed up yesterday to the fifth annual Vendy Awards outside the Queens Museum of Art. Each of the eleven vendors nominated served a plate piled with specialties like schnitzel, huaraches, falafel, choinkwiches (a... More

Choinkwiches, Salty Pimps, Thanksgiving Sundaes: This Week At The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

Carey Jones 1 comment

[The "choinkwich." Photo: Blondie and Brownie] I'm going to go out on a limb and say that there's no one having more fun with desserts right now than Doug Quint at the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Sure, there's... More

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