On this eve of gluttony, I thought I’d look back at some of the lesser-known highlights of my USC/Annenberg Getty fellowship. And that’s when—in between the many, many treasured cultural venues we were lucky enough to visit—I managed to locate the finest gelato and ice cream across this great city of Los Angeles.
On one of the first nights of the fellowship, after visiting artist studios in Venice, I was thrilled to finally stop by N’Ice Cream, the amazing little gelato shop on Abbot Kinney (which is so amazing, it drove out the Pinkberry alongside it). I got caramel fig, pumpkin and a peek of Abbot Kinney’s incredible gentrification transformation.
After a 360-view of LA at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook and before a quick stroll down La Cienega to visit some art galleries, we stopped by Ugo in Culver City where I am happy to say they give you three flavors per cup, no matter what size (this is a critical factor for gelato etiquette). That bright blue is a delectable black licorice.