As you’d expect, Big Gay Ice Cream Shop opened with a splash on Saturday. The guest of honor at the opening ceremony was none other than “Father Anthony,” namely, one Tony Bourdain, who emerged wearing … drum roll … a priest’s vestments, and proceeded to bestow upon the shop his (profane) version of a blessing. “We are all God’s creatures,” intoned Bourdain. “Who among us has not yearned for the curious embrace of a Salty Pimp or seriously considered burying their face in a Bea Arthur? … May you go forward and make a shitload of money … Sell a lot of motherfuckin’ ice cream!” Based on Big Gay’s tweets this weekend, the benediction seems to have helped.
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