Everything looks pretty much ready at Philadelphia's own Big Gay Ice Cream shop on South Street, just east of Broad Street.

You can get a taste before the doors open.

And in a bit of what you'd call serenDIPity, owners Bryan Petroff and Douglas Quint have just come out (as in published, as in April 28) with a book, Big Gay Ice Cream: Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats: Going All the Way with Ice Cream. Anthony Bourdain wrote the foreword.

The entrepreneurs  started out in 2009 with an ice cream truck in New York and expanded from a shop in New York and L.A.

They will be in Phily Thursday, April 30 for a book signing at Kevin Sbraga's Juniper Commons restaurant at the corner of Broad and South Streets, its neighbor. Starting at 6 p.m., Bryan and Doug will read, while Juniper Commons staff will pass hors d'oeuvres. Then everyone goes next door for ice cream.

Tickets are $50 and include a signed copy of the book. Info is here.

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