New Ice Cream Shop, Burger Joint Coming to Healdsburg

Mysterious signs announcing “Something Sweet” and “Something Salty” have appeared on the papered-over doors of the former Brass Rabbit restaurant space.

A combination ice cream parlor and burger bar is coming to 109 Plaza St. (formerly The Brass Rabbit) in Healdsburg. The two-for-one space will house Angela’s Ice Cream, owned by Angela Pryor, and the startup concept Iggy’s Organic Burgers, owned by Mendoza’s son, Iggy Garat.

“It’s a well-balanced equation,” said Garat, who was born in Argentina and whose grandparents brought the McDonald’s franchise to the South American country in the 1980s and stoked his passion for American hamburgers. “For me, the perfect meal is an incredible smash burger with chutney-like ketchup,” he said.

At Iggy’s, burgers will be served with condiments like homemade ketchup, spicy Thousand Island dressing and mint chutney, Garat said. The burger bar and ice cream parlor is slated to open in early June.

Angela’s Ice Cream, previously Lala’s Creamery, has three additional locations in Sonoma County — two in Petaluma and one in Forestville, which opened in early May.