Creme Brulee Cart Guy Hosts Free Pancake Night, Bernal Heights Turns Around
The owner of the famous creme brulee cart showered the Precita Park area with a big free pancake party, and he’ll have your butt kicking with a follow-up party this Saturday.
We’ve been tracking the exploits of the crème brûlée cart since 2009, when the owner of the burnt-out artisan on wheels first started popping up in San Francisco parks. Now, over ten years later, the cart has closed and the flow of gourmet custard has stopped in 2016. But Creme Brûlée Cart guy Branson Kimball had crazy hair and decided to throw a giant free pancake party near Precita Park last weekend. The party drew nearly 75 neighbors, according to KGO.
In 2009, I launched The Creme Brûlée Cart based on 2 convictions that I had:
1. San Francisco was the most beautiful city in the world.
2. If I came across a creme brulee cart in the streets or parks of said beautiful city, it would make me very, very happy. pic.twitter.com/ZoNOYmjqmr
— the creme brulee cart (@cremebruleecart) December 10, 2021
San Francisco is bad. The vibrations are all erased. I can’t do much to fix the problems here, but I can make pancakes. So I hung flyers all over the neighborhood and made pancakes. Over 75 people came and over 125 pancakes were eaten. Here’s what I learned: 👇 pic.twitter.com/EnGKW8tL7g
— the creme brulee cart (@cremebruleecart) February 3, 2022
“I was just looking to connect with people,” Kimball told NewsNationNow. I was trying to find the lowest common denominator, something no one can be mad at and thought pancakes were the way to go.
The pancake party attracted the attention of all the media, including television coverage, clearly to the delight of Kimball’s young daughter. “It’s daddy! It’s TV daddy!” she exclaims in the video above.
Yes, girl, it’s Daddy TV.
Pancake fanatics will have another chance this coming Saturday, February 12, when Kimball does it again. Another pancake night from 9 to 11 a.m. on Alabama Street between Cesar Chacez and Precita Avenue, and you can follow the dedicated Twitter account @pancakeswfrnds for more information.
Related: Food Truck Announces Tater Tot ‘Fest’, 9,000 People Are ‘Interested’ [SFist]
Image: @cremebruleecart by Twitter