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Monday, August 24, 2015

THURSDAY: Three Twins Celebrates 10 Years With "Name Your Price" Special

Posted By on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 4:34 PM

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Sometimes the phrase “Name your price” implies that something sinister is afoot, and you’re being asked to come up with a dollar amount for which you will cheerfully sell your integrity. Other times, it’s William Shatner introducing you to the world of discount airline ticket purchasing. Still other times, it’s for ice cream with a charitable twist.

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In honor of its tenth anniversary this Thursday, August 27, Three Twins Ice Cream is celebrating with a “name your price” special at four of its stores (including the Lower Haight location at 254 Fillmore Street). As an inducement to saying more than “I’d like to pay one farthing, please,” 100 percent of the day’s sales will be given to various environmental do-gooders. (In the case of the Fillmore shop, it’s Friends of the Urban Forest.) If this sounds a bit like another famous, socially conscious ice cream company based where Phish and Bernie Sanders get their mail, it's not lost on Three Twins, which embraced the Ben and Jerry's comparison with new flavors like Cherry Chocolate Chunk and Banana Nut Confetti earlier this year.

This isn’t the first time Three Twins has asked people to name their own price, either. The shop, which opened two days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans, raised $1,300 for a Louisiana nonprofit only weeks into its existence, when it was hardly the colossus of hand-packed pints it’s since become. We’re pretty sure Three Twins founder Neal Gottlieb was spotted during the Street Food festival, too, running around in his usual jazzy pants. If you want to shake his hand, he’ll be at Three Twins’ San Rafael location from 3-5 p.m.

Three Twins Fillmore Tenth Anniversary, Thursday, Aug. 27, 1-10 p.m., at 254 Fillmore St.

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Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.


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