What to Know
Meyer Lemon with Blueberries, Birthday Cake & Blackberries, Goat Cheese Marionberry Habañero
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Picking a ripe blackberry from a bush?
You won't need a ton of implements or tools or extra stuff to complete the process.
Basically your fingers will do, and perhaps a bucket for the berries, but if you'd like to eat your berries right there, while standing in the sunshine, that is a time-honored tradition, too.
Picking a berry-themed ice cream flavor from Salt & Straw?
A bucket isn't required, nor finding your way to a field, but you will need to locate your local scoop shop. Good thing there are quite a few of those now, for while Salt & Straw began in Portland in 2011, there are a number of Southern California spots today.
So make your way to Larchmont Village, Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, or another Salt & Straw for some berry-themed boutique ice creams.
Ice creams that are on the all-July-long menu, oh yum.
And what do we mean by "boutique" flavors? Check it out: Fresh Sheep's Cheese & Strawberries, Meyer Lemon with Blueberries, and Goat Cheese Marionberry Habañero are just three of the fanciful flavors.
Birthday Cake and Blackberries is another featured flavor, if you and your mouth are feeling extra-celebratory.
So call upon your favorite shrub or bush for fresh berry-picking opportunities, then find a Salt & Straw for a dessert-ready expression of one of summer's greatest gifts.
For if a berry isn't the perfect little July jewel, we're not sure what is. And if it is in a scoop of artisan ice cream? We're kissing our fingers, chef-style, over the very notion.