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J-Pops Voted Best Sweet Treat of 2016

Anne Evans Anne Evans J-Pops Voted Best Sweet Treat of 2016Photo by Mollie Lyman.
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We hope you had a great time celebrating Mardi Gras with us during the Best Bites Sweet Treats event in the beautiful Columbus Athenaeum on Tuesday night. Thanks to the wonderful small businesses that partnered with us to make this event shine and thanks to all of you who ventured out on a snowy evening to sample them all!

You tried treats from:
Three Kids and a KitchenMMELOJ-Pops Gourmet Ice PopsGraeter’s Ice CreamKaty’s Kandies1803 BaconRed Velvet CafeThe TableMika’s Cupcakes & CreamsPattycake BakeryRime Time PopsCopiousVelvet Ice CreamKroger BakerySugardaddy’s Sumptuous SweetiesCherbourg BakeryEban’s BakehouseSchmidt’sGallerie Bar & BistroFour and Twenty Blackbird BakeshopCakes and MoreThe Angry BakerEagle Family CandyLaughlin’s BakeryCameron Mitchell RestaurantsCapital City CakesSunday’s Cakery, Thunderkiss Coffee, and Stauf’s!

The votes were tallied and you voted J-Pops’ Lemon Basil ice pop as your favorite treat of the night!

J-Pops is the best sweet treat of 2016 with his Lemon Basil ice pop! Photo by Mollie Lyman.

J-Pops is the best sweet treat of 2016 with his Lemon Basil ice pop! Photo by Mollie Lyman.

The top five Sweet Treats:

  1. J-Pops Gourmet Ice Pop’s Lemon Basil Ice Pop
  2. 1803 Bacon’s Bacon Brownie & Bourbon Ball
  3. Pattycake Bakery’s Watershed Bourbon Pecan Sticky Buns
  4. Capital City Cakes and Sweet Treats’ Vanilla Bean Cake with Strawberries & Chantilly Cream
  5. Laughlin’s Bakery’s Florentines

You also made nearly 800 valentines for the Gifts of Kindness with BESA will help deliver 1,000 cards and flowers to seniors in our community to brighten their Valentine’s Day.

Thanks for making Valentine's Day sweet for seniors during the Best Bites Sweet Treats event! Photo by Nick George.

Thanks for making Valentine’s Day sweet for seniors during the Best Bites Sweet Treats event! Photo by Nick George.

Thanks to Arnett Howard for creating a fun Mardi Gras party atmosphere with his duo!

Extra and special thanks to the CU team that helped make this event happen! Ashley Brannon, Nancy Colvin, Caitlin Davies, Susan Post, Tyler Wiseman, and Rebecca Wagner. Walker and I are fortunate to have such a great team that works really hard and has fun in the process! Thanks goes to Lillian Dent for designing the donuts on the promotional materials.

Your generous coat check donations raised $380 for the Hubbard Mastery School to help 5th grade students in need get to attend camp, and thanks goes to the principle, teachers, and parents that helped run the coat check.

You helped us donate $2,700 to The Columbus Foundation’s Gifts of Kindness Fund, a community-focused fund helping central Ohio families with emergency needs. Thanks to the volunteers that helped out! And to the team at the Columbus Athenaeum for making it so easy for us to have our event there!

CrafthouselogoThanks for enjoying cocktails from Crafthouse Cocktails!

Extra thanks to Kappus Company and Shipt for their additional support for Best Bites Sweet Treats.



Stay tuned for photos of the event!


A couple of lost and found notes: If you lost 3 rings, please contact [email protected] with a description so we can get them back to their owner. Also, a key on a Graeter’s lanyard was lost, if you find that, please let us know!

Thanks for all of your support! We love hosting the Best Bites event series and we hope to see you at Best Bites Pizza on March 24th at the Valley Dale Ballroom!

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