Saturday, February 14, 2009
Tuttimelon West Portal Grand Opening Coverage
Fro-yo girl here. Happy Valentine’s Day, fro-yoholics! Tuttimelon opened today at 11 AM. I arrived early and watched them set up (e.g., put up the grand opening banner). It’s interesting that 90% of the people who walked by looked up at the banner and/or peered inside and most expressed interest in trying Tuttimelon. Some of them thought I was a Tuttimelon employee (I guess I looked too interested?). They picked a good day to open (heavy foot traffic) and a good location (some decent restaurants, nice to pop in for a fro-yo after a good meal).
About 15 minutes before show time, Roy Lam, looking quite dashing in a black Tuttimelon t-shirt with a long sleeved shirt underneath, appeared to help set up. Roy’s the general manager of Tuttimelon. I’ve seen his picture before but this was the first time I actually spoke to him in person.
Roy was kind enough to show me the concept of their first self-serve location in Union City (Union Landing) and the San Mateo location, as well as answer all my questions and personally serve me the first cup of fro-yo. He even remembered the fro-yo flavors and toppings that I like. Awww. Roy, I still plan on meeting you at the Polk St. grand opening.
I admire the consistency of Tuttimelon locations and of course the tuttilicious flavor of their fro-yo. I like how it’s extra tart, smooth (never clumpy), and dense. And I still tell myself that their fro-yo has live and active cultures so it’s good for me too.
I wish they would add free wi-fi so that I could sit there, work, eat a crepe, eat some fro-yo, work, and eat some more fro-yo.
Other Tutti news:
* They are going organic soon! And I think more eco-conscious too (reusable cups).
* They were originally wholesalers of gelato, so I’m guessing their gelato is good (I haven’t tried any. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to choose gelato instead of fro-yo).
You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.
* TUTTIMELON: 44 West Portal Ave., San Francisco, CA