Over the Top, an occasional series in the Philadelphia Daily News, features local dishes that are so ridiculously delicious, so awesomely sinful, so, well, over-the-top, that they’re worth obsessing over.
Last weekend left many Philadelphians feeling quite virtuous.
Time to fix all that, with a Salty Pimp ice-cream cone from South Street's Big Gay Ice Cream.
Ever since the NYC-based biz opened its Philly store in late April, fans have been streaming in for cake cones drizzled with own-make dulce de leche, filled with 4.8 ounces of organic-cream vanilla soft serve that's injected with more dulce, sprinkled with sea salt, and dipped into an all-natural chocolate shell whose recipe includes a dash of deliciously burnt-tasting cayenne.
It's light, yet dense, creamy and crunchy, simple yet complex, salty and sweet with a hint of spice. It's also the shop's far-and-away best-seller - and just the thing to satisfy the devil on your shoulder. (It's also the first item in an occasional Daily News series about over-the-top Philly foods to enjoy while you can.)
Salty Pimp, $5.90 at Big Gay Ice Cream, Broad and South streets, noon-midnight Thursday-Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 267-886-8024, biggayicecream.com