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Beach Bums Café and Deli

Address:1038 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

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By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 8/23/2006

There’s really no such thing as bad ice cream. Even lackluster ice cream has something on almost all other foods. But Beach Bums’ ice cream is particularly good, offering unbelievably creamy scoops of unusual flavors. We went a little crazy with the sampling spoons, slurping up a variety of flavors without ever getting the evil eye from the counterwoman. Skepticism about the black raspberry ice cream with chocolate chips dissipated in the surprisingly good combination of tart and sweet. Oatmeal cookie ice cream tasted exactly like its namesake, and the cinnamon started out rich and sweet and ended with a spicy kick. But we eventually chose the delicious Caribou, dulce de leche ice cream with mini chocolate cups filled with caramel. The single scoop ($2.60) is actually two generous, though not monumental, scoops, and you get your choice of cup or waffle, sugar, or wafer cone. The ice cream is lusciously creamy and the consistency perfect--soft enough to melt instantly on the tongue but not so soft that it creates a sticky mess. Beach Bums gets its ice cream from Towson’s Beach Bums and Moxley’s, and flavors change often--we’re pretty curious about the red velvet cake--so you can keep coming back without ever getting bored. It also has sandwiches at the deli but why take up precious stomach space?

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