The Ghirardelli “Earthquake”
Location, location, location. One of the best aspects of the San Diego Comic-Con is its proximity to the city’s historic Gaslamp District, a downtown area of restaurants, bars, and shopping as entertaining as the Las Vegas strip (minus the slot machines and pornographic flyers). My favorite hangout there is the Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop. It’s become an annual tradition, at least one night during the Con, to grab a pack of friends and head over there to tackle the Ghirardelli “Earthquake,” an eight-scoop ice cream sundae platter. It’s designed to feed at least four, but I usually cringe at having any more than two people per order. When it comes to food—and especially ice cream—I’ve never been very good at sharing. For those who will be attending, the shop is located on G Street near 5th Avenue. Expect to see me there!