The King

photo from facebook, delicious popsicle from the king

I hate people like this.  The kind of people who have an awesome idea, maybe sitting around on a porch drinking beer with their friends, listen to everyone say “that is frigging GENIUS! We should TOTALLY do this!” and then, well, actually do it, having fun and apparently succeeding in a business venture in the meantime.

So I may be extrapolating here, and I don’t really hate Steven Carse, owner of King of Pops in the least, because he makes delicious popsicles and sits in the sun and sells them out of a little cart on the corner of North and North Highland. This is something I can support.  Also available at Irwin Street Market and Souper Jenny’s, these things are, did I mention, delicious, and they come in flavors like blackberry lemongrass and mango mojito and chocolate sea salt.

People cannot get enough of these things, especially on hot weekends. I got the coveted window seat at Manuel’s for brunch Sunday afternoon and witnessed an endless steady stream of popsicle-seekers. Love that he’s encouraging  foot traffic in Atlanta, too! Does anyone know if he runs/will run into an issue with the food truck police? Or since his popsicles are pre-made and individually wrapped, is he okay?

Follow him on Twitter at @theKingofPops for daily flavors, selling-out and weather delay updates, and laments like “It hurts my heart to see disappointed popsicle seekers” and “Stayed up until 4 a.m. making pops. Should have done an all nighter. I’m really sorry to anyone I missed.”

2 Comments so far

  1. George P. Burdell (unregistered) on May 13th, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

    A little birdie told me that the newly re-opened cabbagetown market will carry the pops as well…cabbagetowners are so lucky!

  2. Sarah (swampgravy) on May 19th, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

    So, I dunno what this says about me… but when I heard there was a dude calling himself “The King of Pops” selling frozen confections near Buddy’s, I assumed it was an older black gentleman, probably wearing an awesome, brightly-colored outfit, and regaling customers with stories about how he knew MLK back in the day or something. So when I saw “The King” was a young white guy, I was a little surprised. Is this racial profiling? Am I wrong for not assuming fellow crackers can offer awesome food? I am so ashamed.

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