Although Scoops has been around for 2 years, the recent explosion on Yelp.com has sent hundreds of ice cream monsters to Scoops. Most businesses would love this kind of hype. But not Scoops. Tai Kim, the owner and ice cream maker actually told me he was going to contact Yelp to get him off their Top 5 Best of Yelp list found on their homepage. Who does that??? Well, unlike Roseberry, Kiwiberry, Pooberry and all the other imitators leeching off Pinkberry's success, Tai does not want anything to do with any ice cream or frozen dessert hype. Scoops just wants to be a local ice cream shop catering to LACC students and Scoop regulars.
Here's Tai, the ice cream artisan who comes up with all the random ice-cream possibilities. Tai captures random flavors, puts them together and makes the most flattering concoctions. Fois gras and sweet cream anyone??? Ingenious, I tell you.
Here are my scoops of Pistachio Maple and Riesling Cherry ($2). Mmmmm. So good.
712 N Heliotrope Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90029