The DC Scoop

Love ice cream? If forced, I have to admit that it isn’t my favorite thing in the world. I’m more into salty snacks than sweet and my sweet cravings are reserved for candy and cakes, not frozen treats. However if ice cream is your–and your kid’s–thing, check out The DC Scoop this weekend.

Mark your calendars! Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 1:00-4:00pm is the 1st Annual DC Scoop at Union Market. This is a tasting event and culinary competition you don’t want to miss!

The DC Scoop is a kid friendly event with plenty of activities for the whole family. And it’s all FREE!

The DC Scoop Flyer With an all-star line up of the District’s best ice cream vendors, the task of crowning the 2011 DC Scoop Winner will not be an easy one. The following vendors will be serving their delicious treats:

  • Plush Gelato
  • Dolcezza Gelato
  • Sinplicity Ice Cream
  • Prigel Family Creamery
  • Nielsen’s Frozen Custard
  • Sweet Willows Creamery
  • Milwaukee Frozen Custard
  • Toby’s Homemade Ice Cream
  • Dolci Gelati
  • Coppi’s Organic Restaurant
  • Trickling Springs Creamery
  • Zendulgence Hemp Gelato
  • Bruster’s Real Ice Cream
  • Orange Cow
  • Tropical Ice Cream Cafe

Luckily, we have enlisted the help of DC food scene activists and community influencers to sit on the DC Scoop Judges’ Panel.

If you don’t like the idea of the winner’s fate being in hands other than your own, fear not! All DC Scoop attendees will cast a vote and help their favorite vendor capture the Consumers’ Choice award.

In addition to tasting delicious ice cream (and gelato, custard, and frozen yogurt) at the DC Scoop, you can also enjoy live music, face painting, balloon artistry, and mingling with other community members and ice cream connoisseurs.

Union Market is at 6th St & Florida Ave NE, near the New York Ave/Gallaudet University Metro stop on the Red Line.

We’ve all been suffering from the heat this summer, so this sounds like a great way to enjoy the sunshine and cool off at the same time! Y’know, if you’re into that sort of thing–ice cream, that is.