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Big Gay Ice Cream Dessert Pop-Ups at Joe Beef, Pizzeria Gema This Weekend

Book tour swings by Montreal.

Big Gay Ice Cream

Bryan Petroff and Doug Quint, the madcap duo behind Big Gay Ice Cream, spent a few whirlwind days in Montreal a year ago in advance of some monumental plans. Petroff, for starters, was about to decamp for Los Angeles to get a new shop off the ground; with another in the works for Philadelphia.

The big scoop from the creators of the Salty Pimp and Bea Arthur, however, was the imminent publication of Big Gay Ice Cream: Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats: Going All the Way with Ice Cream. The funky "yearbook of ice cream accomplishments" includes a message from "headmaster" Anthony Bourdain and a heavy dose of the duo's trademark irreverence. Fast forward a year and the promotional tour for the cheeky cookbook includes pop-ups at Joe Beef and Pizzeria Gema. Here's the itinerary:

Saturday, May 9
Appetite for Books: demo, Q & A, book signing
Joe Beef: dessert takeover

Sunday, May 10
Pizzeria Gema: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., dessert takeover


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