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Lush Gelato: Polk Now Has Blue Cheese Ice Cream 

Tuesday, Oct 21 2014

Remember summer? That brief, 23-day aberration we get toward the end of September? It's basically over for the next 49 weeks, but don't let that stop you from indulging in the sweetest, most euro treat of the season. And the new Lush Gelato on Polk Street (the chain's third location) is just the place, particularly when you're far from the Axis of Ice Cream in the Mission.

It's as simple as it gets: 12 flavors, rotated daily, with a couple of tables. Some of them are as unusual as the more intentionally out-there ice cream shops: buttermilk cucumber, Point Reyes blue cheese and cranberries, and Drunken Earl (Earl Grey tea with bourbon-soaked strawberries.)

Lush's singularly creamy texture is unmistakable, because (as Eater reported) owner Federico Murtagh goes to the trouble of making his own base instead of buying gallon jugs of it from Straus Creamery like everybody else does. It shows — doubly so in flavors such as mascarpone balsamic with chocolate chunks, which is already rich to begin with. For the dairy-intolerant, there are seasonal sorbettoes as well (when November rolls around, tangerine should make its debut).

And who cares if the sun's going down at 6:15? Lush is open until midnight on weekends.

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