Monday, June 07, 2010

6/8 to 6/10: Scooper Bowl

Scooper Bowl
Over the same three days, there's free rock at Downtown Crossing in the evenings. I think the 'beer garden' will be set up like Summer Thursdays.


Noon to 8pm
Scooper Bowl
at City Hall Plaza, Boston (Govt Center)
$8 / $4 for children ages 3 to 9

All-you-can-eat ice cream, 'nuff said!

For about the price of lunch, you can gorge yourself on scoops and scoops from 9 companies who usually offer 4 or so flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, and/or sorbet at any given time.

The participating companies are basically the same, but the flavors changes year to year:

* Baskin-Robbins
* Ben & Jerry's
* Breyer's
* Ciao Bella Gelato
* Brigham's
* Edy's
* Garelick Farms/Gifford's
* Häagen-Dazs
* HP Hood
Even if you go full glutton, you won't be alone. I'm an 'enthusiastic' eater, but I'm often surprised by people of all ages stacking towers of empty cups in their sticky hands.

Of course when it's all-you-can-eat ice cream, moderation reall shouldn't be part of your plan. Eat as much as you like. If you don't want to eat again for the rest of the day, then you've obviously had more than $8 of the sweet stuff.

It's okay to eat a reasonable amount as well, because the proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

FYI: This is a rain or shine event.

While looking for ticket info, I found this little discount:
Text SCOOP to 22122 to receive $1 off admission price
...which may or may not be a savings if they keep on texting you.

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