“Summer Refreshment,” 2016
Oil on canvas, 36×36
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It’s not just that Victoria Lai has the most interesting ice cream flavors in Washington. She might pair Snickers and snickerdoodles, or pumpkin and honeycomb. And then there’s the great culinary wink to Washington: Marionberries. But really, it’s that there’s always something a little subversive about ice cream with booze in it. I’ll take my gin and tonic — or dark and stormy, or grapefruit and Campari — in a cone, please.
Description by Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts for the Washington Post. She has also written for U.S. News & World Report, TBD.com, ARTnews, the Washington City Paper and the Onion A.V. Club.