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Onion-and-Bacon Ice Cream? Guerrilla Pops Up at Burger Shoppe

While NYC Food Guy has a preview of La Newyorkina’s honeydew-cucumber Popsicle (debuting at the Hester Street Fair tomorrow), we’re told another fair favorite, Guerrilla Ice Cream, is really going nuts. The start-up will be outside of Burger Shoppe from August 4 till the 6th, serving Bear Raid, a new flavor consisting of (get this) caramelized-Vidalia-onion ice cream topped with cured pork guanciale and the Burger Shoppe’s sweet-potato fries. The cart’s creators, Ethan Frisch (formerly of Allen & Delancey and Tabla) and ad man Ori Zohar, say it’s “sweet and sophisticated.” Even if you end up disagreeing that onion ice cream is “the quintessential summer flavor,” you can at least rest assured that all profits go to the Street Vendor Project (the pop-up will be donating to charities on a rotating basis). Check out the other flavors below.

Summer 2010 menu
Small cup - $3.50 with toppings $4.50
Large cup - $5.50 with toppings $6
Hand-packed pint - $10

Libertacao (Guinea Bissau) - 72% chocolate and port wine topped with bruleed frozen bananas, cashews
Red Corridor (India) - chai masala topped with sliced onions, candied fennel
Velvet Revolution (Czech republic) - Lemon poppy seed topped with crumbled spice cookie, lemon zest
8888 Uprising (Burma) - mango, lemongrass, and palm sugar sorbet topped with shredded coconut, lime zest
Onion-and-Bacon Ice Cream? Guerrilla Pops Up at Burger Shoppe