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Big Gay Ice Cream truck stops in Raleigh Saturday

Posted October 14, 2014

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck's Gobbler (Image from Facebook)

Big Gay Ice Cream has made a name for itself across the country. The New York City-based business has been named one of the best ice cream parlors in the country and world. Now, you will get a chance to taste the soft-serve that has people buzzing.

As part of its fifth anniversary, Big Gay Ice Cream is taking its ice cream truck for a tour through the South. The truck stops in Raleigh at Poole's Downtown Diner from about 3-10 p.m. Saturday. (Times are approximate and will be updated via social media.)

Big Gay Ice Cream offers fun takes on traditional flavors. Popular flavors include the Bea Arthur (vanilla ice cream, dulce de leche and crushed vanilla wafers) and the Salty Pimp (vanilla ice cream, dulce de leche, sea salt and chocolate chips). I am excited to try the Gobbler, which contains pie pieces and is served with either pumpkin butter and maple syrup or apple butter and bourbon butterscotch.

The company began as a seasonal food truck in 2009. The first stop opened in 2011 in NYC's East Village. Another location followed in the West Village the following year. Shops in Los Angeles and Philadelphia are expected to open by the end of the year.

Big Gay Ice Cream holds the distinction of being the only food truck invited to appear at the famed James Beard House.

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  • dwntwnboy2 Oct 20, 2014

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    - don't leave out the passing of Amendment One- because "all the other states were doing it too".

  • John McCray Oct 16, 2014
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    Explain again how explaining and defending one's position is "bullying?" Where did I once launch a personal attack? By using the term "bud?" Interesting. Also, as far as your question of "What would Jesus do?" It is explicitly laid out that he engaged in debate with the "social and moral authorities" of the day on matters of question.

    It seems, however, that the only thing you have a problem with is my defense of Christianity. So what of my points do you have a problem with, so that I may clarify my personal stance for you?

  • Monkey_Joe Oct 15, 2014

    You're welcome to name your company anything you want in the hopes that it will drive business for you. I would NEVER eat here. It just paints a bad picture. It would be like selling bubble gum from a tuck named "Big Hairy Gum truck".

  • Robyn Page Oct 15, 2014
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    Vanilla would be the only flavor offered.

  • UpChuck Oct 15, 2014

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    Are you trying to bully me, Mr Christian? What would Jesus do?

  • AskWhy Oct 15, 2014

    Emma Royd.........your comments are completely tasteless. What are you...12?

  • 68_dodge_polara Oct 15, 2014

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    Divorce IS a sin.

  • Todd Jenkins Oct 15, 2014
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    i bet there secret is they use the best bananas

  • John McCray Oct 15, 2014
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    So being Christian, or just having a different idea of what should be appropriate makes you a social recluse who can't operate in society? Far from living in my mom's basement bud. But nice try. And as far as the divorce question, the Bible even says Jesus allows for divorce as Moses had permitted it because it is better for the divorce to occur than the contemporaneous option of the woman being stoned. Jesus also says that sexual immorality (unfaithfulness) is the only permissible reason for Divorce. Just as 68 Dodge Polara said, everyone has committed some type of transgression. It isn't who is or isn't blameless, the question is, how are you going treat the people around you knowing that everyone has a fault of their own. The answer is pretty simple; love, respect, and compassion.

    As far as basing someone's "righteousness" on the Seven Deadly Sins is ridiculous, because those are not found in the Bible.

  • 68_dodge_polara Oct 15, 2014

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    "Big Gay Ice Cream"

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