Free Scoops of Humphry Slocombe in Cupertino, Plus More

Betty the Truck will be doling out free scoops this Wednesday in Cupertino. (photo courtesy of Humphry Slocombe)

Betty the Truck will be doling out free scoops this Wednesday in Cupertino. (photo courtesy of Humphry Slocombe)

Humphry Slocombe Truck Rolls Into Cupertino With Free Scoops

From now on, you might want to time your shopping trips to Whole Foods Cupertino to take advantage of the fact that Betty the Truck, aka the Humphry Slocombe ice cream mobile, will be in the parking lot regularly.

In fact, this Wednesday, noon to 9 p.m., marks the start of this new attraction. For this inaugural date only, the truck will be doling out free scoops. Yes, free scoops of such creative, iconic flavors as Secret Breakfast (bourbon ice cream with house-made corn flakes), and Queer  Eye Cookies & Graham (chocolate cookies and graham crackers in olive oil ice cream).

Secret Breakfast cones. (photo courtesy of Humphry Slocombe)

Secret Breakfast cones. (photo courtesy of Humphry Slocombe)

You can also buy pints, including the newest Whole Foods exclusive flavor, Mango Mojito (mango ice cream with mint, lime and rum). It was created in collaboration with “Top Chef” competitor Chef Melissa King.

After this Wednesday free day, look for the truck in the parking lot at 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd. in Cupertino every day, noon to 9 p.m., unless it has prior commitments elsewhere. Just bring your wallet, though, as you’ll have to pay for those scoops from then on out.

Rev Up the Appetite for “Dine Downtown San Jose”

From July 19-28, you’ll find a host of special prix fixe menus, chef specials and other limited-time creations at 22 top San Jose restaurants.

It’s all part of the 11th annual “Dine Downtown San Jose.”

San Jose Dine DowntownAmong the special offers are: a $33 prix fixe lunch or dinner menu at Enoteca La Storia in San Jose; a $31 three-course menu at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel’s Lobby Lounge; and a $35 three-course prix fixe at Ozumo at Santana Row.

To see a list of all the restaurant specials, just click here.

Head to Napa for “Cinema Under the Stars”

The CIA at Copia knows that warm summer nights in the Napa Valley were made for movie-viewing outdoors underneath the stars.

As such, it is launching its “Cinema Under the Stars” series 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, July 20 with a bang. A burger bang to be exact.

To go along with its inaugural screening of the very apt, “Big Night,” burgermeister George Motz from the Travel Channel will be making his signature griddled smash burgers beforehand, which will be served alongside strawberry shortcake.

If you’ve still got hunger pangs during the movie, you can purchase popcorn and soft-serve, as well as pizza, salads, and barbecued items from the Grove, Copia’s al fresco late-night spot.

Tickets to the Motz pop-up are $20. The cinema experience is free.

“Cinema Under the Stars” will begin weekly showings starting July 23 and take place every Tuesday evening at 8:30 p.m. through Oct. 29. For a schedule of films, just click here.

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