Devour 30 different ice creams, all prepared by geniuses, and laugh and laugh in a big room filled with fellow ice cream experts!
Which sounds, frankly, like a pretty ideal Sunday. And for $15, it can be your Sunday, this Sunday, because The Bell House is once again hosting the The Takedown (“America’s most important food competition”). That means that in a few short days, Brooklyn’s finest amateur dairy artists will duke it out for frozen glory. We stand now on the cusp of Brooklyn ice cream history.
But as Takedown founder Matt Timms told the Times a few years ago, winning is secondary to the thrill of innovation:
I’m totally encouraging people to take crazy risks and do stupid stuff. It’s so fun to see them succeed or fail spectacularly.
He was speaking then about a much healthier tofu-themed challenge — The Takedown’s taken down everything from cookies to bacon to avocados — but the sentiment is the same: the meek may inherit the earth, but the bold will the Takedown.
The battle kicks off at 2pm, and unfortunately for underage ice-cream-eaters, it’s 21+. (Buy tickets here.)