Yesterday my niece Sarah came over to help me price treasures for the new store.
After a few hours our stomachs began to growl so we jumped in the car and headed to 51st and Telegraph (soon to be the new location, Oakland's Temescal District, of our new shop)
But best known as the home of
where we were happy to wait our turn in line
for 2 of their famous Fried Chicken Sandwiches.
Buttermilk-fried chicken (one breast, split) is topped with a generous helping of slaw (mixed with jalapenos and red onions, and dressed simply with olive oil, red wine vinegar, and mustard -- no mayo). The whole shebang is nestled into a soft white roll that is just a touch crispy on the outside. If you want, you can add Frank's Red Hot or Tapatio hot sauce for a little extra zing.
Scream started out selling their sorbet at farmer's markets throughout the Bay Area.
The quality of their sorbet is unparalleled because they start with whole fresh ingredients. It's denser, creamier, and more flavorful.
Each week they comb Bay Area farmer's markets in search of the best local, organic and seasonal produce available and then head back to their lab to experiment.
They make one quart at a time. They want their sorbet to taste exactly like the fantastic ingredients that go into it.
They usually carry about 12 flavors at a time in their shop on Telegraph. Here are just 12 examples out of a list of 120 seasonal selections!
- Anaheim Chile
- August Fire Nectarine
- Beet Lemon
- Blackberry Chocolate
- Chipotle Chocolate
- Coconut Thai Basil
- Crimson Watermelon
- Cucumber Mint
- Fennel Citrus
- Fig Walnut
- Lemon Lavender
- Lime Jasmine
The good news is they give free samples!
My niece, Sarah, chose Strawberry Shortcake.
This sorbet is definitely quality over quantity!
You can get it prepackaged at the shop on Telegraph or buy it at Whole Foods.
And they just started offering Sorbet Sandwiches!
Now, every time I go to Bakesale Betty I'm going to have to decide between her homemade strawberry shortcake and cookies or a scoop of delicious Scream Sorbet... decisions, decisions!
After lunch, I took Sarah by the shop for a quick peek...
It's coming along!
A final stop at one of my favorite haunts, and now Sarah's too, yielded these fantastic planters which will go a long way towards the shop's curb appeal!
Thank you Sweet Sarah for a wonderful and productive day!!