I had never seen a book dedicated to reviews of ice cream shops until I stumbled across East Coast Scoops on Amazon. As far as food guide books go, this one isnâ€™t bad. It reviews 55 shops is 12 states on the East Coast (DC/Maryland and north from there). I was a little disappointed by the lack of coverage for the DC areaâ€”just 2 reviews for DC proper, 1 in Silver Spring, and 1 in Bethesda (MD). Each review is a page long and covers: intriguing details about the shop , popular flavors, and administrative details (location, phone, website, etc). There are also 5 â€œextra scoopâ€ sections with information on the origin of the ice cream cone and a basic history of ice cream. My only complaint is that this book is a little short. I would have liked to see more reviews and recommendations. Nevertheless, this is an excellent choice for the ice cream lover on the East Cost.
East Coast Scoops is written by Megan O. Steintrager and was published in 2005