The glass bottle-lined shelves of Galco's Soda Pop Stop in Highland Park are well known by Los Angeles' soda connoisseurs. Owner John Nese stocks over 500 well-loved to esoteric flavors from all over the world (most of which are available by mail-order through Galco's website). Last Sunday Galco's hosted its first ever Summer Soda Tasting to benefit the shuttered Southwest Museum.
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It was only a matter of time before somebody would come along with the dessert version of turducken, and that somebody was Charles Phoenix. Already known for his kitschy pop culture humor, Phoenix here creates a monster of a three-layered dessert where each layer (CHERry, PUMpkin, and apPLE pie) is also baked inside a cake mix (white, yellow, and spice, respectively). Judging by the faces of the mechanics who got to try a freshly-baked Cherpumple (fresh from a pink vintage stove at The Antique Stove Shop in Ventura, California) it's sure worth a try. And if one of those pie flavors just ain't your thing, think of all the possibilities—like Cherpumpbarb (with rhubarb!). Watch the video, after the jump....