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Sweet Jesus Ice Cream Pop-Up Hits King West, Plans for Brick-and-Mortar Shop Underway

Just over a month ago, the guys behind La Carnita and Home of the Brave— owner Andrew Richmond and executive chef Jonathan Hamiltonrevealed a new soft serve machine they had purchased.

For the next month, from their personal Instagram accounts and those for their restaurants, they teased followers with an array of upscale ice cream treats, created by Richmond, Hamilton, and pastry chef Sasha Bogin. The frozen delicacies ranged from the fairly straightforward— rocky road and key lime pie— to the downright bizarre, like a cone stuffed around the edges with cotton candy, which they dubbed "Krusty The Cone."

The onslaught continued when they unveiled a shiny new account for something they called Sweet Jesus. Originally meant to be incorporated as part of a second La Carnita outpost, they settled on a one-day-only pop-up shop that would take King St. W. by storm when those plans fell through.

The one-day-only event came to fruition yesterday to much fanfare, but Richmond promised Eater that this was only the beginning. The team will be unleashing their frozen treats again next Saturday, August 23, at the block party entitled Tres, but more importantly, he hinted that they may be here to stay. A brick-and-mortar location is in the works, coming sometime next spring. Do send intel through the tipline.
—Alexander Lipnik
· La Carnita's New Ice Cream Spin-Off Pops Up on King West [TL]
· Sweet Jesus [Instagram]
· All Pop-Ups Coverage [-ETO-]