Scoops, the cult ice cream favorite out of LA, is making its way into Orange County later this week, with their Santa Ana location a few blocks from the East End opening Friday. The shop at 605 E Santa Ana Blvd will be their first outside of that horrible city up north and will bring some of hundreds and hundreds of flavors the shop known for down south where the freeway lanes aren't claustrophobic.
And, even more excitingly, the shop will be host to Contra Coffee, my local food and drink darling of 2015, in the form of a pop-up.
Scoops' inaugural hours will be from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, June 10. They're located about four blocks from the East End, on the same block as St. Joe's, so you might want to Google map them up (That address again is 605 E Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92701).
The duo over at Contra are working on getting multiple taps online inside the store so you won't have to wade through the night market crowds to see 'em. Once that's up, it'll be one step closer to a real brick and mortar (I hope, please). Keep your eyes glued to their Instagram for any updates.
In the meantime, you can try their brand of nitrogenated Thai tea, Vietnamese coffee, horchata, and various other drinks Thursdays at the farmer's market. They're great people so stop by and pick up a growler or four. That should hopefully tide you by until they're ready to debut.