Monday, May 23, 2011

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

I promised a picture of the about to be opened Big Gay Ice Cream Store which I wrote about a few days back.  Finally I managed to fight my way through the rain to get this shot of the of the new, in progress, store front. Can't wait! 

From the website here is some insight into Douglas Quint who started Big Gay Ice Cream:

The truck debuted in June 2009 at Brooklyn Pride. Since then, the business has seen a whirlwind of publicity and has become a New York favorite. With a playful attitude, Doug and the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck spin a new take on old-school soft-serve by creating fun and unique toppings that appeal to a diverse mix of clientele. In mid-July, the now infamous Choinkwich — chocolate soft-serve and caramelized bacon sandwiched between two chocolate cartwheel cookies — debuted and bacon lovers everywhere danced in the streets!

When not “slinging the chilly” Doug is a classically trained bassoonist and holds degrees from The Manhattan School of Music and The Julliard School. He is currently a candidate for the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the CUNY Graduate Center. Doug has performed with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center. He is a member of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston and of the award winning woodwind quintet, Zephyros Winds.

Additionally, Doug has performed in many countries around the world, and has worked with diverse pop icons including Bryan Adams, Stephin Merritt, Bono, and Quincy Jones. He can be heard on numerous records, movie soundtracks, and on many television cartoons. He has been a concerto soloist with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and was a finalist for the coveted Naumburg Award.

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