July 6, 2010

Old Fashioned Soda Fountain

On Sunday, the 4th of July, we met up with Hubby's brother and his sweetie for lunch at MacAlpine's Soda Fountain in Phoenix. It's been there since 1928 and still sports the original fixtures.


There was a juke box playing oldies and so many smile-inducing antiques -- I loves me some nostalgia! In addition to antiques on display in the restaurant, they have an antiques and treasures shop. We were all pointing and telling stories about things like our old metal lunch boxes ...


Counter seating was available, but we took a table in the back. I had a fantastic egg salad sandwich with Hawaiian cole slaw and Hubby ordered the special -- a meatloaf sandwich and a cup of cream of broccoli soup. It was delicious and the service was great.


There were fun old things to look at everywhere ...


Now who wouldn't want this phone booth in their home? Of course, in this day and age it would be for cell phones ...


But, come on, this is a soda fountain so you know what we were really there for ...


Hubby and I split this banana split, one of his favorite childhood treats -- words cannot even begin to express ...


Then we went home and passed out like we'd been on a bender. It was a lovely day and a pretty lazy weekend!

8 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wow! What a great place! I would love to sit there and have a soda or milkshake!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I would have passed out too after eating that. I love a place like that that is full of nostalgia.

Loren said...

OMG that sundae looks FABULOUS!! I would have passed out for sure :)

Looks & sounds like a wonderful day :0)

Dazee Dreamer said...

Soda Fountains. I remember when I was a kid we would stop at this place, and always get a cherry coke. No cherry coke ever compares to the taste of those.

Cheeseboy said...

That is so cool. I don't think we have ANY of these in Utah left.

Tiffanee said...

Wow! That is so cool! What a fun place. Brings back good memories. In my home town there used to be a soda shop/drug store. We used to get fun treats like that!! Yum!!

Just Breathe said...

Awesome place to visit. Great decorations. Yum on the sundaes!

lisaschaos said...

WHat a very cool place! Love that old phone booth!