By Emily Platt
Well, spring has officially sprung. With new buds bursting on the trees, warm sunshine burning our shoulders, and air conditioning bills beginning to rise and rise, a lot of excitement is in the air. At Pleasant Pops, there are many things brewing: new pop flavors each week, delicious menu items coming soon and some awesome events all happening within the next month. We hope you’ll find time to join us for at least a couple, if not all, of them!
Starting on Tuesday, May 20th, the Adams Morgan Partnership along with the Marie Reed Parent Teacher Association will be hosting three family movie nights at the new Marie Reed soccer field at the corner of Florida and California (right across from Pleasant Pops!) As a cosponsor, we’re so excited to help with this event by having our pop cart set up all night, along with other refreshments. The first movie, as voted on by the public, will be Up, and will begin around 8:30 pm. Make sure you stop by on the earlier side to get a good spot (bring a blanket) and to receive a goodie bag full of treats from local Adams Morgan businesses (including Pleasant Pops.) And just in case you want to start planning ahead, on June 10th we’ll be screening All the President’s Men, and on June 24th Rushmore (love that Jason Schwartzman!)
At the shop, we have a few exciting in store events coming up as well. This Saturday, May 17th, Two Armadillos will be set up outside our shop sampling their delicious roasted chickpeas (a new product we just started carrying at Pleasant Pops). Stop by in the afternoon, chat with some folks from the company, and make sure you give their rosemary chickpeas a try! On June 4th, Urban Sitter will be hosting a meet & greet event at the store to help introduce some experienced and trustworthy babysitters to local families. It’s a perfect opportunity to connect with babysitters in a casual environment: bring your kids, grab a cookies’n’cream pop and enjoy a laid back Wednesday evening.
Next, just a heads up that our hours will soon be extending to make sure you’re able to get your well deserved pop at the end of a hot summer night. As of May 20th, we will be open Tuesday-Friday from 7:30 am - 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am - 10 pm, and Monday from 7:30 am - 7 pm. Though our dinner items will not be served past 9 pm, our market and pops will be available until close!
Finally, a personal reminder that our pop flavors will be changing more and more frequently now that summer is approaching. Make sure you check in often to see what new pops we’ve created and remember that once they sell out they might not be back until next summer! Yikes! Make sure you stop in soon to give our limited edition, and totally scrumptious, Blackberries’N’Cream pop a try. You won’t wanna miss out!