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Shop Talk: Versace Arrives in the Bay Area + Iconic Rock Art

If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.

Liquid Nitrogen Makes Ice Cream of the Crop

Smitten Ice Cream owner Robyn Sue Goldman just added a spiced fresh pumpkin ice cream with espresso spiked walnuts to her menu. Her ice cream shop opened at the Proxy Project in Hayes Valley a few months ago, touting liquid nitrogen ice cream. Although you probably don't want to think about science when you're digging into that freshly rolled scoop of seasonal goodness, it's the chemistry behind it that makes it taste so darn good.

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