Monday, March 5, 2012
Here are some scenes from my new favorite spot on Cole street: The Ice Cream Bar and Soda Fountain.
I was really excited to see this place finally open its doors. From what I’ve learned, it took the owner Juliet Pries about two years to gather and process all the necessary permits to transform a former grocery store into the ice cream shop.
But, it was well worth it!!! I was immediately smitten with art deco styled interior, retro dressed staff , tasty homemade ice cream and absolutely fascinated with their made to order sodas, crushes and lactarts. Our soda jerks shared all kinds of interesting information about history of soda fountains and ingredients they use to achieve specific textures or flavors. Some of my favorites include: the Classic Cherry Phosphate, Breakfast
Soda and old-fashioned malted butterscotch milkshake called "Too Good To Be True".
I was so enthralled by the whole experience, that it inspired me to do some research on "mysterious" ingredients like acid phosphate, lactic acid, history of seltzer water and flavored sodas.
You can read all about it at the Art of Drink by Darcy O'Neil, and remember to stop by The Ice Cream Bar.