Adding some extra toppings to what's shaping up to be the summer of ice cream vendors (complete with secret and not-so-secret wars), Serious Eats reports that a new contender, The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, has its official paperwork in the mail and is getting ready to roll out.
What's the deal with The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck? Glad you asked. As operator Doug Quint put it to SE: "Let's face it, ice cream trucks are kind of queer, and a middle-aged white man driving one is pretty suspect," adding, "That's not to say that I'm a rolling hotbed of perversion. Hardly the case. It's all in the name of silly." To that end, Quint (who apparently is also a pretty mean bassoonist) is actively seeking requests for cha-cha music to play in his truck.
Otherwise, Quint is readying "standard ice-cream-truck fare" for the truck and expects to start selling next week. Serious Eats reports Quint will experiment with other flavors like olive oil and sea salt, and will take suggestions from customers for limited edition flavors. And good timing too; this will give local State Senators "undecided" about the same-sex marriage bill a chance to take an ice cream break to think things over.