Crain's New York has a story about a museum that I think was designed just for me. I can't believe it opens this weekend, just as I'll be leaving for a week with family in Maine. And I won't be able to visit it when I'm back since, according to Crain's, it will only be open through the end of August and all tickets have already been sold out.
It's the Museum of Ice Cream -- a pop-up interactive project down in the meatpacking district. In addition to good stuff from local scoop shops like the Chinatown Ice Cream factory and OddFellows Ice Cream Company, there is a swimming pool filled with rainbow sprinkles that you can jump into and roll around.
Tix go for $18, but that includes a scoop and a tasting of a custom flavor.
While in Maine, I'm sure I will have no shortage of one of my favorite foods. The prices up there are a lot better than in New York, and most places are very generous with their scoop size. Lots of ice cream places up there feature home-made ice cream with all sorts of interesting flavors like blueberry (Maine blueberries, of course) and a Down East version of Rocky Road called Moose Tracks.
If you're walking the High Line these next few weeks, try to get into the Museum of Ice Cream at 100 Gansevoort Street and let me know what I missed.