Honeychild’s Sweet Creams is currently without a brick-and-mortar restaurant. But the company is seeking to change that and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a shop in the Heights.
The shop first signed a lease at the MKT Heights development in 2019. The campaign aims to help the shop become a reality.
As of last weekend, funds raised had surpassed the initial goal of $5,000 at just over $7,000, but the ultimate goal is $30,000. More information about the fundraising campaign is available at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/honeychilds/honeychilds-sweet-creams-ice-cream-with-purpose.
The ice cream wholesaler specializes in handmade frozen custards made from all-natural, locally-sourced ingredients. Honeychild’s launched in 2014 as a farmers market vendor and began wholesaling two years later.
Mastrantos served Heights seniors through initiative
Over the last two weeks Heights House Apartments, a senior low-income housing complex, received more than 2,000 meals from Mastrantos, 927 Studewood St.
To do this, the Heights eatery served as a restaurant partner for the #ChefsForAmerica campaign by World Central Kitchen, a relief-focused nonprofit.
“We were born to serve and spoil people and we always have the desire to use our time in a meaningful way—due to local regulations, we were limited to do what we love the most; we’ve been limited to serve only a small fraction of the customers we used to serve before the pandemic,” Mastrantos owner Xavier Godoy said in a news release. “We’d been following the incredible work of World Central Kitchen for years, and thought it would be really amazing to channel our energy during this time into serving as a partner restaurant. So, we jumped for it — we applied to work with the organization and waited to hear back.”
To participate, Mastrantos had to create a set number of meals that employed the current staff for the project, as well as follow safety and menu creation protocols. The restaurant committed to producing, packaging and delivering 160 meals per day for two weeks.
World Central also pays the restaurant a nominal amount for each meal as a way to help during the pandemic.
Curbside breakfast tacos on Washington
Fly By Taco Co. began a new residency at Max’s Wine Dive, 4720 Washington Ave., on Tuesday to bring the neighborhood fresh breakfast tacos.
Jerry Lasco, founder of LASCO Enterprises and owner of Max’s Wine Dive, created Fly By Taco Co. as a “ghost kitchen” concept. It utilizes the infrastructure of restaurants owned by Lasco for guests to easily purchase breakfast tacos.
Fly By Taco will be at Max’s beginning Tuesday and will serve curbside tacos from 7–10 a.m. Monday–Friday and 8–11 a.m. Saturday.
Tacos can be pre-ordererd from Fly By Taco on the Toast Take-out & Delivery app.