The phenomenon known as The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck is coming back to S.F. for the first time in a few years, and they'll be appearing at a couple events next weekend before serving some of their signature soft-serve at Chipotle's Cultivate Festival in Golden Gate Park on June 8.
As Eater reports, they'll also be doing a trial run (via a truck they're renting in LA) outside the Heath Cerarmics store at 18th and Florida on the afternoon of June 7, and they'll be scooping at Humphry Slocombe on Sunday, June 9.
The Big Gay Ice Cream truck was launched in New York in 2009 by founders Douglas Quint and Bryan Petroff, and quickly drew a ton of attention for their playful flavors and rainbow-gay branding. In 2010 they made an appearance at Humphry Slocombe, via friend Jake Godby, and they ultimately opened their first brick-and-mortar shop in Manhattan's East Village in 2011, followed by a second shop in the West Village.
As the NYT has said of them:
The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck is manned by the charming Doug Quint, a bassoonist who Twitters, like a latter-day Pied Piper, his daily menu [and] location. [He] gives the same information on his website. Mr. Quint's operation doesn’t aspire to be artisanal. He celebrates the Mister Softee tradition, with a wink. Toppings, like saba (Italian grape syrup) and sriracha, are the draw. I was too timid for the tamari, but the marriage of ginger syrup and curry powder was magical.
P.S. everyone, it's Pride month starting this Saturday.