A. Schwab's Soda Fountain

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Yesterday, I went to check out A. Schwab's soda fountain.

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Isn't it swell?

The soda fountain offers a small lunch menu, featuring your choice of either a pimento cheese sandwich or chicken salad and a selection of sides and salads. (The menu will be expanded later.)

I got the pimento cheese sandwich. The spicy pimento cheese comes from Trolley Stop, the sour dough bread is made from a starter that traces its lineage to bread from the old Jarrett's.

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The sweets menu is a bit more extensive and features sodas made from "antique recipes." (The syrups are made in-house.) Sweet Magnolia gelatos are available by the scoop, and there are shakes, malts, floats, ice cream sodas, and sundaes. There's also a selection of candies and cookies.

I got the strawberry ginger phosphate because it sounded cool. The phosphate was described to me as being similar to a bitter.

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The drink was good, but I've got my eye on trying a shake or a malt for my next visit. The menu brags the beverages are "so thick a spoon is a must — the straw is just for show."

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