It’s that time, I have to stand behind all those food review promises and start writing non-intro blog posts. I had the most terrible time deciding what my first real post would be about, I contemplated many different options; post-modern art, existentialist perspectives, the panopticon in modern society, and eventually I decided to just write a review of a fro-yo place.
But not just any fro-yo place, I would go so far as to say that it is the best fro-yo place in the entirety of the District of Columbia, nay, THE WORLD! Seriously though, this place is pretty damn awesome. It’s called Mr. Yogato, and if the name wasn’t indication enough, it’s a fairly quirky place.
*Picture from DCist.com
It’s on the lower level of a random building a couple of blocks from Dupont Circle and if you didn’t know it was there, you would probably never stop. And that would be a terrible life choice, just terrible. They have four different flavors of yogurt every day, two fairly standard (soft and tangy) and two that are actually flavored. My personal favorite is the coconut, or blackberry, or guava, or possibly white chocolate. The flavors plus about a million and a half different toppings make it just like any other yogurt place in the city.
However, there is something about this place that makes it unique, special, a bit weird. Mr. Yogato, you can compete in games to get money off your yogurt.
You heard me. If you can do the Michael Jackson “Thriller” dance, quote the entire Stirling battlefield speech from Braveheart (with Scottish accent), answer some random bit of trivia or are willing to let them put a stamp on your forehead, you will get money off your yogurt.
Needless to say, I can’t dance and I have never watched Braveheart all the way through (sorry, guys), but I can cheat on trivia like nobody’s business. Thank you iPhone for your magical googling powers, I will leave a sacrifice on the altar of Steve Jobs later this week.
So, super awesome yogurt plus amazing trivia and other contests that make said yogurt cheaper. Mr. Yogato is pretty much the most awesome place ever. It is also relatively healthy, as far as desserts go. It’s fresh yogurt with even fresher fruit, what more could you ask for?
Until next time!