Though any emotion can be read into the Mona Lisa’s mysterious smile, scientists have identified the glint in her eyes as simple lust for dairy products. Tantalize portraits with today’s Groupon to Full Tilt Ice Cream. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get one pint of ice cream and a Full Tilt T-shirt (a $20 value).
- For $10, you get four pints of ice cream (a $20 value).
Full Tilt Ice Cream’s frozen handmade concoctions earned it CityVoters’ vote for Best Ice Cream Shop of Western Washington in 2010 and 2009. Ice-cream artisans employ local and organic ingredients to create temporary sculptures and inventive flavors, including mexican chocolate, salted caramel, huckleberry chip, and ube—an ice cream imbued with tastes of Filipino yam and butterscotch. Like a possessed refrigerator, seasonal offerings rotate frequently and currently include the fall favorite Crusty Punkin. A T-shirt emblazoned with the Full Tilt logo makes for year-round wear and shows allegiance to what The New York Times dubbed “an unofficial community center.”
Full Tilt’s White Center location occasionally welcomes local bands for live-music performances as a backdrop for ice-cream nibbling and pinball play. Vintage video games draw in neighborhood kids and nostalgic androids, and adults sip on available beers and admire the funky, punk-style atmosphere. Full Tilt also serves its community by sponsoring a monthly local art walk and supporting neighborhood schools and nonprofits.
Full Tilt Ice Cream
It's hard to go back home after a trip to Full Tilt Ice Cream, unless your home also happens to be an ice cream shop, a pinball and video arcade, a live music venue, an art gallery, and a bar. Founded in White Center in 2008 by imaginative duo Ann Magyar and Justin Cline, Full Tilt began as a humble artisan ice cream shop, where all creamy deserts were created from natural and local ingredients and walls were decorated with works by local artists. When a friend suggested they add a pinball arcade to the already popular shop, Magyar and Cline thought it was a grand idea, and the public obviously did too—before long Full Tilt blossomed into a franchise of neighborhood hangouts. And the food and fun isn't just aimed at kids either: Full Tilt also serves a diverse range of Northwestern beers and caters to the cultured masses with crafted music mixes and live performances.