The Scoop: We can't say for certain what 17th Street staple Mr. Yogato would've looked like had o...The Scoop: We can't say for certain what 17th Street staple Mr. Yogato would've looked like had owner Steve Davis gone with one of his friend's suggestions and named it Iggy's Yogurt Dump, but the fact that IYD was even mentioned as a legitimate suggestion makes us love this place even more. Yes, Mr. Yogato is "out there" in the best of ways. Like space shuttles and rocket ships exploring the final frontier, this place is breaking the boundaries of the frozen yogurt game, offering four house-made flavor choices and a slew of toppings, ranging from rainbow sprinkles to red bean paste. Plus, patrons are invited to participate in the fun. Trivia, Nintendo NES, physical challenges... It's all out of this world.
Scout Finds: What's even more of a giant leap for the fro-yo-loving-kind is that these wacky activities can win you discounts. Besides this deal, there are two permanent ways to win free fro-yo: beat level 19 in Tetris or get Mark Summers with it and take the physical challenge by attempting to stand on the tip-toe of one of your feet for 15 seconds with your eyes closed. No hopping or leaning is allowed. "In three years, only 15 people have done it," said Steve, who added, "And make sure people know they can still win even during the Scoutmob deal. We'll give them a gift certificate for next time." OK, give us 15 seconds...
Er, fine. We'll do that later because first we need to blurt this out about the fro-yo: "ZOMFG, it's good!" There are two permanent flavors: original soft and original tangy (the former is sweeter than the latter). Then there are two rotating flavors, which could range from fruity to decadent. "Most of these were made up by customers," said Steve. "If you come 30 days in a row, you get to help us develop a flavor and we name it after you." [Editor's note to self: Add that to the bucket list and cross it off next month.] And then there are the toppings, over 50 of them, ranging from fresh blueberries, kiwi and other fruits to things like olive oil, sea salt and, uh, Old Bay?! "It's actually really good!" said Steve. Our personal recommendation is to top the original tangy with fresh strawberries and a drizzle of balsamic. *drool* But don't feel like you need to limit yourself to just two toppings -- it's unlimited! So, go as crazy as Mr. Yogato's wacky in-house hat collection. Now, if you'll excuse us, we have some tip-toe balancing to do...
Hot Chocolato (w/ custom flavors and toppings), $3 to $3.50
Sunday - Thursday, noon to 11 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, noon to 1 a.m.