Molto Gelato

The fro-yo wars may be upon us, but good ol' artisanal gelato is not going to take this lying down.

The brand new Bethesda Row outpost of Dolcezza is up and running, and (free food alert!) on Thursday June 26, from 6 to 11 p.m., they're celebrating their grand opening by giving away some 300 gallons of their delicious farm-fresh product (pictured).

Also entering the frozen treats fray in DC will be Pitango Gelato, according to the Washington Business Journal. Joining the Baltimore original will be two planned locations: a 500-square-foot shop in the Metropole condo building at the corner of 15th and P streets NW and one at Reston Town Center. Like Dolcezza, Pitango relies on local farms for many of its ingredients.

And finally, Boccato Gelatos opened recently in Arlington. The lucuma flavor sounds very intriguing. Tried it?

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