A chilly but sunny afternoon two weekends ago was spent soaking up the rays at Capogiro on Penn's campus. It wasn't until the summer after my freshman year of college that I discovered the amazingness that is gelato. My very first gelato experience was in fact from Capogiro, though it wasn't until my senior year (I think?) that a branch opened up on campus. Oh, a blessing and a curse! I have wonderful memories of rushing out from study sessions (with my loyal partner in crime Alicia ;)) to bring home pints (yes, pints because they were the most cost-effective) of creamy deliciousness. Other nights were spent at the "bar" there drinking gelato cocktails while munching on rosemary popcorn and making friends with the sorta cute bartender at the time.
In January when I was visiting Penn, I had my wallet stolen right out of my zipped bag while I was sitting at a table there. For a while I thought I could never go back! I mean, how traumatizing! Naturally my craving for gelato whenever I was in Philly won over and I found myself happily patronizing the place again. Now it almost a must-visit whenever I am there. My two all-time favorite combinations remain blood orange + dark chocolate and hazelnut + pistachio. Mmm MM.
Ah, good old Portra 400NC.