I’ve clearly been on an ice cream kick lately (let’s not lie, when am I not?), and when I heard about the opening of Churro Borough last week on Vermont Aveue in Los Feliz, I made a mad dash to the permanent location of pastry chef Sylvia Yoo’s frozen treats, formerly available only at guerilla pop-up locations. Having made her way from New York where she attended culinary school and worked in restaurant greats like Jean-Georges and WD-50, Yoo temporarily balanced both interior design work and part-time dessert making at Red Medicine before establishing Churro Borough in pop-up form in 2011. The churro portion of her ice cream sandwiches makes them unique - rolled into flat spirals to impart extra crispiness, Yoo executes these sugary confections to be “beignet-like” vessels that form the perfect ice cream sandwich. Though I was tempted by the colorful, icy paletas on display (especially the spicy mango!), I opted to try the sandwich made with Spanish Latte ice cream, paired with a double scoop of another staple flavor – Spicy Hot Chocolate – and the shop’s seasonal Tangeo Kumquat sorbet (topped with churro bits, of course!). The small-batch ice creams are delicious, the churros have the perfect crispy sweetness and chew, and it’s easy to see why on a Saturday afternoon the line is consistently out the door and well down the block for these clever, creamy desserts!
Dress: Loft Pleated V-Neck Dress in Summer Navy*
Lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in American Doll
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW® Pomade in Soft Brown
Glasses: Bonlook Keiko frames in Tessa Tort
*I can tell I'm going to live in this cool, comfy dress all summer - I bought it in all 4 colors!