Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Golosi Gelato Opens Near Koreatown

This past Saturday, a sliver of a storefront space wedged between a spa and a Jamba Juice near Koreatown, opened as Golosi Gelato. Not too long ago, the Caprese cafe just a few doors away had added a Golosi gelato freezer. The spare gelato shop on 5th Avenue between 32nd and 33rd streets is also selling frozen yogurt, refusing to cede that ground to the Crazy Bananas, Pinkberry or Red Mango, all within a block away.

The small cup of Ferrero Rocher here was $3 ($3.25 with tax). The menu also lists something called a mini-cone, but they are not yet available. The flavor was strongly reminiscent of the actual Ferrero Rocher chocolate and even had bits of candy mixed in, but the gelato itself was not the greatest ever. It lacked something, perhaps some creaminess, perhaps tasting a bit too artificial. But Golosi is open until 11 p.m. and, given that I'm not a fan of the frozen yogurt craze, I'm happy to welcome a new convenient gelato shop to the area.

And when Kyochon opens up on the corner, it'll be easy to do fried chicken and gelato, all on the same block!

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