Monday, October 31, 2016
You Should Be Eating This Right Now: Rori's Toasted Orange Blossom Pound Cake Sundae.
What: Toasted Orange Blossom Pound Cake Ice Cream Sundae.
Where: Rori's (8951 Santa Monica Blvd, WeHo).
When: Sun-Thurs, 11:30am-12:30am, Fri-Sat, 11:30am-2:30am.
Why: I am sick of lackadaisical toppings. Even the more innovative of Los Angeles' ice cream parlors seem to offer the same old-same old when it comes to the toppings department. It's almost an afterthought. Of course, there are exceptions like Silverlake's soft-serve mecca, Magpie's. Which, along with inventive ice cream swirls, produces killer housemade toppings like hazelnut wafer and dark chocolate-covered honeycomb. That is very much the exception, rather than the rule though.
However, with the recent Southland opening of my Santa Barbara parents' favorite 'scream purveyor, Rori's, maybe it's becoming a trend? Along with a lot of the greatest hits, Rori's offers a sundae starring a base as yet unheard of in these parts: Toasted Orange Blossom Pound Cake! We're talking a thick ass, dense slice of orange and orange blossom-flavored pound cake, made in house, TOASTED, and then topped with two scoops of any of their very creamy ice cream, along with fresh whip, sauce and a finishing topping. The taste is wholly unique, sweet and satisfying. It's like going to your grandmother's house for brunch and stealthily sneaking scoops from the freezer on her coffee cake and not telling her.
Even better: Rori's is now not just in Santa Monica. They recently opened in WeHo as well. And open clubbing hours.