If you never considered brutal murder and ice cream in the same thought, think again.
Scoops Gelato on Heliotrope is rolling out a custom flavor of gelato to coincide with the September 15 release of Brian De Palma's "The Black Dahlia," and the 1947project’s Crime Bus tour of Black Dahlia historic sites. Scoops’ gelato maker Tai Kim hasn’t yet decided on the ingredients, but he says they could include squid ink, black sesame, jasmine, basil and tomato, to represent the young girl who looked so striking and died so terribly. Some of Scoops' unusual rotating flavors include brown bread, chocolate/wasabi, dill/cheesecake, Arnold Palmer, sunflower Seed/coffee, avocado/banana, olive oil/salt and Japanese pumpkin. The Black Dahlia gelato will debut on Friday, September 15 and be available at Scoops during regular business hours on Saturday, September 16 and for the Crime Bus only on Sunday September 17. Scoops is at 712 N. Heliotrope Dr., just north of Melrose, and is open Monday-Saturday, 12pm-9pm.