Steel City Pops opened at the end of June and is one of the new businesses at 812 S. Alamo Street (behind Credit Human). Originally started in 2012 by Alabama native Jim Watkins, the business is still family-owned and branched out to Texas. A new King William neighbor, Ben Cleveland, is the General Manager. Ben is from Alabama but married to a San Antonio native, so moving here was an easy decision.
Boasting fresh local ingredients one can have a cream pop or a fruity pop, plus choose to have your treat dipped, dredged, dusted or drizzled with chocolate, nuts, coconut, spices and other delights. The pops are yummy! Perhaps I am not the best judge, because the only ice cream I have not liked in my life was durian fruit I had in 1998.
Pops’ array of flavors will appeal to all palettes. Don’t worry durian fruit is not on their menu, but avocado currently is and the flavors change seasonally. Popsicle production occurs on site with a large window for viewing. The restaurant is designed for patrons to hang out with an outdoor space for dogs. Catering is available, so the next time your office or birthday party needs a treat, perhaps Pops is the way to go.
- Cherise Bell