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News - June 27, 2014

Around Town

MAY THE BEST ICE CREAM WIN ... For years, huge, hungry crowds have spent July 4 gathered in Palo Alto's Mitchell Park to eat chili at the city's annual Summer Festival and Chili Cook-Off. More often that not, it's a sweltering day — almost inappropriate for downing warm bowls of meat and beans, not that that's ever stopped anyone. But this year, there will be a cooler, sweeter option, with the launch of the first annual Ice Cream Taste-Off. Much like the chili competition, attendees can purchase a tasting kit for $5 and get to sample and judge five flavors from local ice creameries. Scoop Microcreamery (small-batch liquid-nitrogen-made ice cream on University Avenue), Tin Pot Creamery (year-old Town & Country dessert spot from former Facebook pastry chef Becky Sunseri) and Green Girl Bake Shop (gluten-free and vegan ice cream sandwiches peddled throughout the Bay Area, often at the California Avenue Farmers Market) are all participating. Event organizer Ali Williams said she's waiting for word from Smitten Ice Cream on whether or not they will join in. The event, as always, is from noon to 5 p.m., with the chili taste-off starting at 1:30 p.m. Williams said they have yet to nail it down, but the ice cream tasting might start earlier. The ice cream portion is sponsored by the Stanford Federal Credit Union. And it's not confirmed yet, but Williams said she is also looking into getting a big screen to live stream the World Cup quarter-finals game.

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