If the cruel temptations of the Play-Doh Fun Factory taught the world anything, it's that mouthwatering creations are more gratifying when they're actually edible. Swoop spoon-first into a scoop of icy eats with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $8 worth of homemade creations from Full Tilt Ice Cream. Stop by any one of Full Tilt's locations, in White Center, Columbia City, or University District, and savor the sweet concoctions that earned a Best Ice Cream of Western Washington award from CityVoters in 2010 and 2009.
Full Tilt makes its artisan ice cream flavors daily out of local and organic ingredients, then sprinkles them heavily with the bells and bleeps of vintage pinball and old-school video games. Stop by for a cup of blue moon ice cream ($3 per single serving) or send unsuspecting palates a love letter from frozen flavors such as ube, chocolate ginger, horchata, Thai tea, salted caramel, coffee Oreo, and Mexican chocolate. T-shirt ironers can play it safe with dependable stand-bys such as vanilla and rocky-road overload neatly stacked inside a waffle cone ($3.50). There are also a handful of vegan options made with coconut milk.
A true community shop, Full Tilt hosts local bands after hours on Fridays and Saturdays, features a monthly art walk of local artists, and supports local schools and nonprofits through ice-cream peddling. Extend an ice-cream-covered olive branch to a member of your community—be it a meddling neighbor, an imaginary ex-girlfriend, or an unemployed supervillain henchman—with today's deal to Full Tilt.
CityVoters awarded Full Tilt Ice Cream the Best Ice Cream Shop in Western Washington in 2010 and 2009, and both the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Rainier Valley Post have featured it. Ninety-one percent of Urbanspooners like the White Center location. Yelpers give the University District spot an average of four stars, and the Columbia City location receives a 4.5-star average:
- Full Tilt's outrageously original ice cream will make your taste buds sing and dance – Leslie Kelly, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- Tasty, tasty ice cream in creative flavors (horchata one of my personal faves) PLUS pinball??? What's not to love about this place? – Catty Punkin on the White Center location, Urbanspoon
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.