Normally, I do my Monday post about my weekend. However, it was so miserably hot that I was mostly indoors. In addition to my weekend posts, I also cover Atlanta places/eateries on my blog from time to time, so I decided to combine these two features into one post!
King of Pops. Owned by Steven Carse, a former AIG employee who was laid off (hello, I can relate!), the King of Pops is a popsicle cart that features uniquely-flavored pops made with fresh ingredients from local farmers' markets. The flavors change daily are always written on his sign beside the cart.
Price: $2.50 per pop (but sometimes he'll do a 3 for $5 deal later in the day or at events)
Location: Buddy's Gas Station
Hours: 3-7:30 M-F; noon-7:30 weekends (weather can change hours). Again, follow him on Twitter (Twitter.com/thekingofpops) for menu, location, and hours.
Elle's Tips: While he will open the pops for you from their cellophane wrappers, napkins were not found, so bring your own. I found only the chocolate sea salt melted super fast, while the other flavors held together better (plus it was a heat index of 103F). This is one popsicle that you don't need (or want to) wait to eat! Also, he sells shirts bearing the King of Pops logo on site. The popsicles are from local markets, are fresh, vegan and organic (when possible) as well. I love how word-of-mouth has made this a popular spot and how someone was able to turn a bad situation of losing a job into a good one. Don't wait too late or you might miss the pops--this happened to me once before.
How was YOUR weekend? Have you ever had paletas before?