Hello, San Francisco! We're heading to YOU this weekend (12/9 & 12/10) for a series of ice cream pop-ups to celebrate our upcoming Bay Area scoop shops in 2017. Join us on Fillmore Street at Sacramento Friday from 6-9pm and Saturday from 12-4pm, and in Hayes Valley on Hayes Street between Laguna & Octavia on Friday from 12-3pm and Saturday from 6-9pm. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the YMCA Western Addition Family Resource Center (@ymcasf), so come on out and enjoy a tasty scoop for a great cause. We can't wait to get to know our new neighbors!
We warned you last week as soon as news arrived that Portland's well loved Salt & Straw ice cream would be making its way to San Francisco with two new scoop shops in 2017, and now the time has come. The ice creamery will be doing preview pop-ups Friday and Saturday from afternoon to evening in both the neighborhoods where the brick-and-mortar shops are set to open, Hayes Valley and upper Fillmore, serving up $1 scoops, so, practically free. (The first shop to open will be at 2201 Fillmore Street, in the spring.)
As Eater tells it, the first appearance will be on Hayes Street at noon on Friday, December 9. Then the schedule goes like this:
Friday, 12/9, noon to 3 p.m. on Hayes Street between Laguna and Octavia.
Friday, 12/9, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fillmore Street at Sacramento
Saturday, 12/10, noon to 4 p.m. on Fillmore Street at Sacramento
Saturday, 12/10, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Hayes Street between Laguna and Octavia.
And each dollar you use for a scoop of Gingerbread Cookie Dough or whatever (they haven't announced what the flavors will be) will go entirely to charity, to the YMCA's Western Addition Family Resource Center, to be exact.
And given this is prime Christmas shopping time in two bustling retail districts, you can expect lines. Consider pitching a tent, Black Friday style.