Thursday, November 3, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
|Rue Snider||Meghan Sebold||Jack O'Brien|
|Charlie Stopek||Charlie Smith||Christine Wang|
|Malcolm Barrett||Sharlena Powell||Ben Silbert|
|Clyde Loving-Cortes||Gasky Joseph||Jaymie O'Brien|
|Danelle Snider||Katie Traynor||Michael Caglione|
|Kaitlin Winter||Justin Manley||Brian Austin|
|Darren Fiorello||Eamonn McMahon||Marilyn Stout|
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
- Joel's talented brother made a video of our first day at the Brooklyn Flea this year. It's here...and so convincing that you almost forget everyone is wearing mittens and parkas. Thanks Nate!
- We are up on the High Line again for the summer: find us at the "Chelsea Market Passage" (right above 16th St).
- Besides our own retail outlets, you can also find our pops nesting chez these fine purveyors:
- For years now we've been turning down folks in Tennessee, Colorado or Florida who want to get their hands on some pops. No more! Anyone further afield and jonesin', take note: the lovely folks at Manhattan Fruitier will now ship people's pops overnight on dry ice. Wooooot!
- The other day I randomly noticed that the background pic on Rue's phone was the chalkboard from last year's Chelsea Market shop, where it's been....since last year. We have hired some awesome new people we feel lucky to hang out in the kitchen and on the shop with...but it's pretty great to get the old family back together again, too.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG we are back in the kitchen again. After a thorough remodel that included painting the floor, buying new freezers and hooking up unused gas lines, ‘tis the season…for the first pops of 2011! Yes, even though temps are in the flippin’ forties right now.The Brooklyn Flea debuts outside this weekend (as well as the new Williamsburg Flea, woot woot)….and who would recognize the Ft. Greene Flea without people’s pops!?!?!?!?!
We are working with frozen fruit again (from the same farmers from whom we buy in season) and are noting with happiness that even frozen, last year’s fruit is much better than 2009’s—no surprise there, but it’s good to see.
But the biggest upgrade for 2011 is our new, ten-year-old Brazilian pop-making machine—basically an alcoholic brine bath that freezes the pops much faster and, we hope, with more structural integrity.
We are experimenting with different mold shapes and are wondering what y’all think.
There's David with a blueberry-cream. Well, what do you think?!?!??!?!!
Okay, maybe we obsess over this kind of stuff way too much and are the only suckas who notice any difference in shape. (There is a slight one.) Let us know if YOU like it, or if you prefer the old mold shape. We’re still tinkering.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
How utterly relaxing this winter was. After we shut down for the season, David went to Miami and played golf for a couple of months, Joel got engaged to Danielle and laid on the beach in Costa Rica, and I drank schnapps in Alsace and faithfully attended even my most appallingly boring micro-economics classes.
How distant that time now seems. Ever since the clock ticked 2011, we’ve been caught in a whirlwind of master planning. We’ve had a brainstorming session on “risk minimization,” plotting courses of action to navigate through the most debilitating catastrophes our nightmares could produce. We’re looking around for a bank to replace god-awful Chase, who I’m embarrassed after last year’s shit fit to admit we passively stuck with, like abused dogs who keep expecting doggie treats instead of pistol-whipping. We’ve had several exciting conversations about real estate with some potential landlords around town.
The awesome John Goodwin magicked us up an online stock-taking system that lives in the cloud, and we got all of our suppliers on one spreadsheet. We’ve started testing recipes for a book we’re working on. We bought a new van that does not have rust holes in the floorboards. We’re discussing the pros and cons of buying our first cash register and maybe some accounting software (whoo, look at us gettin’ all “modern!”). We are looking into the possibilities of offering ourselves and our full-time employees health care, and for the first time in the history of our lives, we turned our tax paperwork in early.
A lot of the backbone stuff we’re doing is more corporate than we’re used to—setting up structures, building systems, creating strategy and dreaming up super-ordinate goals. But it feels good to get organized, and the way we’re doing it feels right. We’re thinking critically, spending thriftily and making decisions by consensus, like we’ve always done.
And yet—how far we still have to go. We still don’t have a new bank, or real estate, or a cash register, or health care. But we’ve come a long way, and things are trucking forward smoothly. Stay tuned for new developments soon.