‘Food and Wine Magazine’ names Crown Candy Kitchen Missouri’s best ice cream
ST. LOUIS – The Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis is attracting national attention.
“Food and Wine Magazine” said it had the best ice cream in Missouri.
The 108-year-old restaurant on St. Louis Avenue in Old North St. Louis still mixes batches of ice cream in the antique copper kettle.
The owner told Post-Dispatch the announcement was a “total surprise”.
Crown Candy Kitchen was visited by Raising Cane’s founder Todd Graves and Nelly from St. Louis for an episode of “Restaurant Recovery”. The famous St. Louis restaurant was in trouble during the pandemic, but the show and the community stepped in to help the monument survive.
Graves gives each restaurant featured on the show $ 100,000 of its own money. During the COVID pandemic, the couple were unable to afford themselves and they used their personal savings to keep staff employed.
On September 23, 2020, Crown Candy Kitchen posted to Facebook to let customers know they were in trouble.
“Unfortunately, that’s our reality right now. We can’t remember the last time we had a good line for lunch. These are really tough times and we are asking for your support. Come see us. for lunch! We have dinner there or perform. Also stay tuned for our online candy store – it will reopen soon, “the post said.
The post was viewed over a million times, and the people of Saint-Louis immediately showed their love for the lunch spot.
Within three days of publication, owner Andy Karandzieff estimated he had served over 3,000 people.
Restaurant Recovery can be seen on Discovery Plus and Amazon Prime.
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