* Big Gay Ice Cream Book Tour *

We are happy to announce the following dates and cities have been scheduled for our book tour. Full details and updates will be announced shortly.

April 27 (Monday) New York City 
The Strand 7pm
With special guest Stacy London
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April 28 (Tuesday) New York City
National TV appearance TBA 

April 29 (Wednesday) Jersey City
Carrino Provisions 7pm-9pm
With special guest Dale Talde
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April 30 (Thursday) Philadelphia
Juniper Commons 6pm-8pm
With special guest Kevin Sbraga 
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May 1 (Friday) Seattle
Book Larder 6:30pm-8pm
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Q&A and signing

May 2 (Saturday) San Francisco

May 3 (Sunday) San Francisco
Omnivore Books 3pm-4pm
With special guest Jake Godby of Humphry Slocombe
Q&A and signing

May 4 (Monday) Los Angeles

May 5 (Tuesday) Los Angeles

May 6 (Wednesday) and May 7 (Thursday) Los Angeles
Fast Company FC/LA Creativity Counter-Conference
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Use code "SAVE100" for discount


May 9 (Saturday) Montreal
Appetite for Books
Demo, Q&A, Signing
Information and tickets TBA

Joe Beef
Dessert Take-Over
Information and Times TBA

May  10 (Sunday) Montreal
Gema Pizzeria 12pm-3pm
Dessert Take-Over

May 11 (Monday) Toronto
Terroir Hospitality Symposium

May 12 (Tuesday) Toronto
Lisa Marie & Fidel Gastro 6-8pm
Dinner and Bingo
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* Future cities and events to be announced throughout the summer. 


April 13 (Monday) 8pm-12am
Doug is a guest on The Goddamn Dave Hill Show, WFMU

April 28 (Tuesday)
Big Gay Ice Cream Book hits stores and our book tour begins

May 11 (Monday) 7am-6pm
Big Gay Ice Cream will be presenting at the Terroir Hospitality Symposium.
Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, Toronto ON

June 9 (Tuesday) 6pm-9pm
The Great Chefs Event benefitting Alex's Lemonade Stand
Philadelphia Navy Yard 

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A very special episode

Andrew Zimmern is a nice guy- 'nuff said, really, but I'm going to continue on.

A few years ago Andrew wrote about us for Delta's SKY magazine. Although we knew it would be great publicitity, we had no idea just how many fun people would be steered to us because of the article. Two clear instances stand out: first, a father and son who flew from Alanta to NYC for a Yankees game. On the morning they read the article, which inspired them to keep the magazine. In the eighth inning the Yankees were getting massacred, so they hopped the 2 train and came down to the truck! Wow! The second instance was when a woman read the article on a flight to Japan. She ripped "our page" out while standing at Narita airport's baggage claim, and the page stayed in her bag for a month until she had a stop in NYC. She showed me the mangled page, and had me sign it. How flattering is that?

Although Andrew had eaten at the truck in congnito and we spoke by phone for the Delta article, Bryan and I finally met him properly at the 2010 New York Wine and Food Festival and we became proper associates. Since then he has been a great supporter and advisor.

Last week he visted our shop for the first time. We thought he'd be around for a few minutes, since Mr. Z is wildly busy- but he actually stayed for close to two and a half hours. Who knew? My old friend David Samuel (violist of the Afiara String Quartet) stopped by, and Andrew posed with him. What a gentleman!

Eventually I coerced Andrew behind the ice cream machines. He seemed quite convinced that he'd be able to make a perfect cone- watch and judge for yourself how that played out.

Perfection!We had a fantastic time with Mr. Z, whom we next see at South Beach Wine and Food Festival's "Trucks on the Beach" event. We were surprised when his visit to our shop appeared in yet another article. Fancy! Thanks, Andrew. WE EFFING LOVE YOU.

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