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NYC Gets an Ice Cream Museum; Where to Eat at Comic Con International

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Excellent news: New York City is getting its own ice cream museum. The only weird part of this is that it's in collaboration with Tinder, yes, the dating app. Eater NY reports the museum will feature "art installations, history, ice cream samples, and an ice cream-themed playground [including] a life size pool of sprinkles." So how does Tinder fit in? In an interactive exhibit called Tinder Land visitors can "discover their true flavor match" using a custom app. It sounds like an amusement park where couples can "seesaw in an ice cream scooper" and "swing together on an ice cream sandwich." This is either great or gross depending upon your relationship status and state of mind.

Hugh Acheson, the James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur based in Georgia, is opening a coffee shop inside a Club Monaco in Charleston, according to Eater Charleston. This reminds us of another award-winning chef who sold out to Urban Outfitters. Still, it sounds charming: Root + Spiller is a collaboration between Acheson and Charleston-based artisanal bread makers Root Baking Co. The cafe will serve coffee and "light bread-themed dishes" in a garden-like setting.

Are you attending Comic Con International in a couple of weeks? Here are 10 places to eat nearby, courtesy of Eater San Diego.