Dueling gelatos

By BRIAN DUFF  |  July 3, 2012

They are both terrific. I recommend Gorgeous for more traditional comforts, and Fiasco if you are feeling bolder and more sophisticated. A taste for the exotic is unfortunately what often passes for adult behavior these days. But it was truly bold for Gorgeous's proprietors to uproot their lives to bring great gelato to Maine. Fiasco's Portland location was made possible by an innovative loan program spearheaded by Starbucks — whose CEO wants corporations to "compensate for a lack of national political leadership on unemployment." When we have to rely on the insatiably greedy leaders of corporate America for adult leadership, we are in real trouble. It's a fiasco, really, but the results here in Portland are delicious.

Gelato Fiasco | 425 Fore St, Portland | daily 11 am-11 pm | 207.699.4314 |gelatofiasco.com

Gorgeous Gelato | 434 Fore St, Portland | Sun-Wed 10 am-10 pm; Thurs-Sat 10 am-11 pm | 207.699.4309 | gorgeousgelato.com

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