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Who can resist gelato?

Cold Spoons serves up gelato on the West Side


The calendar tells us that fall is officially in play, but as long as the Indian summer keeps the warm sun shining, indulging in cold afternoon sweets is still fair game.

Cold Spoons, a gelato shop located at 5924 W. Vliet St., opened Wednesday, Sept. 17. Owners Sandy Murphy and Brett Swider also operate the nearby Highlands Café, 1413 N. 60th St.

The shop offers about 25 flavors of gelato, including a vegan, soy-based option (currently it's chocolate). Murphy says she's been rotating two to four flavors out daily as a way to test and establish customer favorites.

"We want to see which kinds work best for the seasons, as well," she says. She plans to set up a voicemail system for customers to call for featured flavors of the day.

If you'd like to be a part of her taste testing of sorts, you have your choice of tempting options such as pistachio, hazelnut, chocolate hazelnut, vanilla, tiramisu and rum raisin. Her sorbetto list is fruit-filled and includes kiwi, watermelon, mango, pink grapefruit and forest berry.

Cold Spoons is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 12 to 8 p.m. Sunday.


Talkbacks

momoylie | Sept. 25, 2008 at 8:22 a.m. (report)

Lovely place, and great to have in Washington Heights. Wonderful flavors of gelato. I wish I could afford to go there more often, but $4.50 for their "medium," which is the equivalent of a single-dish at a custard stand (which is $2), is just too steep for me. If they filled the dishes a bit more, it might make it seem like you're getting your money's worth.

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tremaine20 | Sept. 24, 2008 at 8:08 p.m. (report)

hmmm that looks good

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brunocarlson | Sept. 24, 2008 at 2:46 p.m. (report)

Cold Spoons? Seriously? And all this time I was using that phrase in reference to OB/GYN jokes. I will check it out now that I know it is an ice cream shop.

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dans | Sept. 24, 2008 at 11:52 a.m. (report)

I have stopped in a number of times for different combinations (a small cup has two flavors!). It is fabulous! And the staff is so friendly! Vliet Street rocks, and everyone should go and explore!

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