This is the first in an occasional series of posts on interesting people making cool things in Brooklyn. We have an amazing amount of fabulousness happening in our home borough — here’s a little taste of it.
Last weekend, we took the kids to the Sweets Fair at the Maker’s Market (more on that in an upcoming post). We tasted all sorts of locally-made goodies — macarons, Latin pastries, shortbread, pumpkin squares, fancy toffee, and…. an amazing cream soda. In fact, I wish I were drinking one right now!
The biz behind the delicious fizzy drink is Brooklyn-based P&H Soda, owned by Anton Nocito who, according to grub street, is a NYC chef, but dreams of owning a soda shop of his own. He currently makes his syrups — flavors like quince, lime, hibiscus, ginger, and the aforementioned cream — in a commercial bakery in Sunset Park. But he’d like to expand, and that means he needs his own space.
In order to help get the funds for it, he’s set up a page on IndieGoGo to let fans of the idea donate. Contribute $10 or more and you get perks like a free soda or syrup, a tote bag, or even an invitation to a soda-making class. Hurry! The challenge to raise money only runs until the end of the month, so there are just seven days left to go.
Sounds like an excellent local cause to me.
In the meantime, you can sample P&H Sodas at Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain on Henry Street, which is excellent news for me. I’ve been wanting to take the kids there anyway — now I have another reason to visit.