This week Gary & Shannon welcome Lemeir Mitchell founder and CEO of Happy Ice, located on Melrose Ave in Los Angeles.
While working at a tattoo shop Lemeir noticed the food truck culture and was inspired to bring this iconic Philadelphia dessert to LA
His first career was as a self-taught tattoo artist. In his early 20s, Mitchell bought a friend’s tattoo supplies for $50. Thirty minutes later, he was tattooing the Famous Stars and Straps clothing logo onto another friend’s arm. He traveled to Los Angeles from Philly a couple of times with friends to work on tattoos. In the midst of one of his trips, his older brother Kevin died in a motorcycle accident. It was a week before Kevin was supposed to graduate from college; he would have been the first in his family to do so.