The human mouth maintains a near-boiling temperature that needs to be constantly cooled by liquid-nitrogen pills or a jaw-mounted mouth fan. Take a more delicious route to cooling your maw with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gelato and café fare at Gnam Gnam Gelato Bistro in Greensboro.
The confectionary artisans at Gnam Gnam catapult scoops of ice cream’s healthier Italian cousin to diners in over 20 flavors and five sizes, from four scoops ($3.50) to a behemoth 20-scoop quart ($10.95). Indulge in eclectic concoctions such as Nutella, amarena, and eggnog, the latter of which aids in the spontaneous growth of elf ears. The spaghetti gelato, a dish which resembles its pasta counterpart in name and appearance only, swirls with pasta-like vanilla gelato strands topped with strawberry syrup and shaved white chocolate.
Those allergic to ice-cream headaches can opt for breakfast sandwiches ($2.50 and up) as well as midday meals such as the grilled vegetarian salad ($7). The Maple Love panini is served with chips and laden with maple-honey-cured ham that dots the tongue with microscopic Canadian flags ($7).
Gnam Gnam Gelato & Bistro
Selim Oztalay had been having sweet dreams of opening his own Italian gelato shop for many years. Growing up in Germany allowed him to not only be exposed to a variety of cultures, but also a variety of artisan gelato flavors that he missed when he moved to the United States. Hoping to expose American tongues to fine Italian flavors, he opened Gnam Gnam Gelato & Bistro. Named after the Italian saying for "delicious," Gnam Gnam makes visitors say just that with a rotating selection of more than 80 fresh to order inventive gelato flavors made fresh and onsite daily. Gelato is a healthy alternative to ice cream is half the calories and half the fat of ice cream. Servers heap scoops of the bistro’s namesake treat disguised as eggnog, tiramisu, and Nutella. Those with larger hankerings can be sated with cooked to order entrees from the full menu which features gourmet sandwiches and wraps such as the San Francisco chicken wrap, cranberry turkey sandwich, and California BLT. For a healthier take, they also serve up fresh salads such as the flavorful Bistro Salad and crispy chicken salad. Gnam Gnam's menu is filled with a variety of options from hearty meals to delightfully refreshing deserts.