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Big Gay Ice Cream Shop Opens in NYC, Gets Benediction from Drag Queen, Anthony Bourdain, Bassoonists: VIDEO


Videographer Kathleen McGivney attended this weekend's opening of the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, the brick-and-mortar offspring of Doug Quint's beloved Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. You know you've won when Anthony Bourdain shows up to your shop in a priest's outfit.

Said Bourdain: "We are all God's creatures....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 sh*tload of money ... Sell a lot of motherf**kin' ice cream!"



Big Gay Ice Cream Shop opening ceremony and benediction from Kathleen McGivney on Vimeo.


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  1. contrabassoonists no less

    Posted by: flucht17 | Sep 6, 2011 2:00:02 PM

  2. Ok, seriously, Why do some comments never make it up on this page? I know you aren't screening (Or hopefully you would have screened some of the more vile ones!), So why is it that some comments fall through the cracks?

    Posted by: Fenrox | Sep 6, 2011 2:22:42 PM

  3. Ha! I love Anthony Bourdain!

    Posted by: ichabod | Sep 6, 2011 2:39:41 PM

  4. As a member of the clergy (an honorable calling) for nearly a quarter century, I find this report and the language used by someone posing as a priest extremely offensive. I realize that this was done in "fun" but it is just wrong.

    Posted by: Jim | Sep 6, 2011 2:52:31 PM

  5. Oh Jim. Jim. Jim. Jim. Dear Jim. Sweet Jim. Why is it wrong? Why are priests so special they must be immunized from parody?

    Posted by: Spudger | Sep 6, 2011 3:14:51 PM

  6. If the clergy is such an honorable calling then why do we hear so much about their penchant for diddling kids? Jim, get over yourself and your "concern".

    Posted by: Jonathan | Sep 6, 2011 3:24:24 PM

  7. Priests are offensive. Anthony Bourdain is a national treasure.

    Posted by: Dagoril | Sep 6, 2011 3:56:59 PM

  8. it was sooo NY! One of those- "HAD to BE THERE" moments...

    Posted by: Gay American | Sep 6, 2011 4:38:58 PM

  9. I would much rather see Anthony Bourdain in a priest outfit than an actual priest in or out of one.

    Posted by: sleepy bear | Sep 6, 2011 4:48:49 PM

  10. Jim - get over yourself. If you don't want to be offended, don't read.

    Posted by: Steve | Sep 6, 2011 5:01:33 PM

  11. Get over it Jim

    Posted by: Alex | Sep 6, 2011 5:49:58 PM

  12. I bet that was a fun day!
    In the first pic, is that Bourdain's lovely Italian wife next to him? She's been in an episode or two of his show, and is quite a delight.

    Posted by: RaleighRob | Sep 7, 2011 9:27:59 AM

  13. ...and it is located where?

    Posted by: thom | Sep 7, 2011 10:14:19 AM

  14. @Thom:

    It's on 7th between 1st and A

    Posted by: TyN | Sep 7, 2011 10:31:48 AM

  15. I never knew that Anthony Bourdain was an ally. Awesome!

    Posted by: Chadd | Sep 7, 2011 11:15:19 AM

  16. OMG, they hit The Brown Note!

    Posted by: Book 7 | Sep 7, 2011 12:10:20 PM

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