USA TODAY celebrated its 35th birthday with an article showcasing 35 unique birthday-themed desserts and drinks, including one from a local ice cream shop in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
Champloo Desserts in Downtown Salem was featured in the article for its Birthday Cake rolled ice cream dessert. The shop specializes in Thai-style, rolled ice cream that's made to order and this celebratory creation includes fresh-baked cupcakes folded directly into the ice cream mix, which is then rolled and topped with an extra cupcake, plus whipped cream and sprinkles.
The recognition for Champloo Desserts earned Virginia's Blue Ridge a spot on the list alongside restaurants and shops from cities around the country like Las Vegas, Portland, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles.
The article was written by Keith Flanagan, who was assisted by the Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge Public Relations Department in helping provide local content and information for the article.