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Compared to the fast-paced world of juicing and organic chocolate, not much happens in the land of ice cream sundaes. There are exceptions, like when Burger King sticks a couple strips of bacon in a chocolate-and-caramel sundae and starts test-marketing bacon sundaes around Nashville.
For those like me, who live in an idyllic sundae past and aren’t ready to mash up their charcuterie plates with their vanilla ice cream, the following are some places to check out. Especially if you don’t want your dog to feel left out when you dig into your ice cream.
Sam's Sundae might just be the best. It’s made with chocolate ice cream with bergamot olive oil, maldon sea salt and whipped cream; I understand that olive oil in a sundae might sound dangerously close to bacon; I promise it’s not. Bi-Rite’s Sundae Party Kit comes with a choice of ice cream, sauces, toppings, sprinkles, whipped cream and eco-friendly cups and spoons. That’s enough sundae for at least 18 people (or less, if I’m there) and costs $95. San Francisco is lucky: They’re soon getting a second Bi-Rite in the NoPa neighborhood.
Sundae for a Crowd
Sundae for Your Dog
Here’s why the Arlington Buster’s location stands out. They serve one-ounce vanilla ice cream sundaes to your dog. For free! The sundaes are very small and nonchocolate (chocolate being not good for canines). Still, if you still don’t want your pet to have any dairy, just give him or her the sundae’s dog bone garnish.
Sundae for an Adult
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