The Wire’s Clarke Peters, who played Lester Freamon on the HBO series, and, recently, the character Albert Lambreaux on Treme, was hanging out at the Fells Point gelato store yesterday. Baltimore magazine editors Jess Blumberg and Amy Mulvihill spotted the dapper actor while they were enjoying their own frozen treats.
They didn’t want to interrupt him (he was with a lady friend), so they’re not sure what flavor he was enjoying. But Amy reports that Peters “was wearing white canvas Converse, a billowy peasant shirt in a vibrant print, and a gray fedora with a feather. … He looked sharp.”
Meanwhile, magazine college intern Elizabeth Laseter has also been making trips to Pitango (it’s not far from our offices). She’s discovered a great flavor to chase away the heat—a Mojito sorbet. Here are her musings:
Pitango Gelato in Fell’s is known for its fresh-ingredient Italian gelatos, but did you know about its sorbet, too? For a hot, sweltering Baltimore summer day, try Pitango’s minty-fresh Mojito sorbet.
As a cocktail, a Mojito is traditionally made from white rum, sugarcane, lime, sparkling water, and mint. Pitango brings the classic recipe (minus the rum) to life as a cool, refreshing sorbet. The Mojito sorbet is made with fresh lime juice and green specks of mint swirled into a lightly sugared base.
The sorbets are made in house with “fresh seasonal fruit, organic sugar, and pure spring water,” according to Pitango’swebsite. Many of its other ingredients are local, too, like the strawberries, raspberries, peaches, rhubarb, Concord grapes, Bosc pears, and quince that come from Pennsylvania farms.
I really like the Mojito sorbet, but I also recommend the mango. Honestly, it’s hard to go wrong with any of Pitango’s flavors.