GROM: Have you eaten gelato?  May I suggest GROM if you have or have not.  There is something about GROM.  It’s sublime.  The three locations in Manhattan are: 2165 Broadway (and 76th Street), 233 Bleecker Street (and Carmine), and 1796 Broadway (Columbus Circle).  For my pleasure, however, I ventured to Columbus Circle—close to Central Park South.

I had not expected to go to GROM on Friday, October 22nd.  The plan was Whole Foods.  All of a sudden, I thought of ice-chocolate, and there I was in line among scores of gleeful customers anticipating a spoonful, plentiful of gelato joy.  As I waited, I chatted with Stephanie and Kristina; both had The New York Look style.

“What the best part about GROM?”  I asked.

“Oh my God, it’s delicious.”  Stephanie said.  “They let you taste a bunch of flavors and I really like that they use organic cups and spoons.”

Kristina, then interposed, “I like the diverse flavors.  You wouldn’t get flavors like this in a grocery store.”  She sampled Pistacchio and Nocciola Hazelnut.

I chose Cioccolato fondente (medium size up for $6.25), and a Battifollo Biscuit for $0.55. With happiness in hand, I decided to sit outside at one of Grom’s table.  The couple at the other table was from Reykjavik, Iceland.  They drank milk Bacio hot chocolate.

It was an autumn night—I imagined I was at Jazz at Lincoln Center listening to Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers while leisurely eating Cioccolato fondente.

But minutes later, my gelato was no more.  I never made it to the grocery store.  Instead I went home and played Joel Harper’s Fit Pack DVD.  I had forgotten all about my promise to eat dinner before dessert.  I danced.  I mean—I exercised.  I was so proud of myself; I decided to do the combo workout too.  The next moment, I heard his voice say, “Oooh you go.”  And I did!

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