Phosphates, Fizzes and Frappes
July 26, 2014 5:45 PM   Subscribe

Phosphates, Fizzes and Frappes
A Tumblr blog about the golden age of soda fountains (roughly 1890-1920). The blog includes vintage recipes, soda fountain history, and more.

Soda fountain specialties of the past such as the Snowball Parfait, Grape Cooler and Napa Orange soda are tasted and reviewed. (I'm taking one for the team, here... I know, I know, it's a big sacrifice.) Come up to the counter and try a Cherry Phosphate! It's good for your health.
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posted by litlnemo (11 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by feckless fecal fear mongering on August 9, 2014: Phosphates, Fizzes and Frappes

Oh, this is wonderful. I was just reading about Frappes on Serious Eats the other day.

(One nit: I find the 3-column layout of the front page a bit confusing; I ended up going to the month archive then clicking through to read each one at full width.)
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 8:17 PM on July 26, 2014

Yeah, I kept going back and forth on it. I probably will change it back to the more standard layout. Thanks!
posted by litlnemo at 8:49 PM on July 26, 2014

Wow, I just read that Serious Eats link, and it's directly relevant to an already-written post I have coming up in a couple of days. Neat.
posted by litlnemo at 9:25 PM on July 26, 2014

(While I remember also: a recent SE post on the egg cream.)
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 10:25 PM on July 26, 2014 [1 favorite]

Cool, I love old ads.
posted by Outlawyr at 11:00 AM on July 28, 2014

The only problem with this is that I have been conditioned by Amazon et al. that I can just click a button for ordering and I want a Cherry Frozen Cream Shake NOW.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:27 PM on July 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

I know what you mean. What might be worse is that I have all the ingredients right now and I have to keep myself from making one. Torment!
posted by litlnemo at 11:21 PM on July 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

This is great! An olde-timey-style soda fountain just opened up in my neighborhood but I haven't yet discovered if they actually have any olde-timey stuff on the menu, I should go check that out.
posted by elizardbits at 10:47 AM on July 30, 2014

There is apparently one here in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle now. I need to check it out. I'd like to open my own, though. :)

Stay tuned for some really tasty sundaes coming up on the blog soon. I've tried a few that I don't think I would have tried otherwise, and they are all really really good. It's nice to get out of the "chocolate/hot fudge" pattern, as much as I do like chocolate.
posted by litlnemo at 9:09 PM on July 31, 2014

I just walked past the place by my house while walking the dog and they do indeed have phosphates and lactarts and fizzes and whatnot and I'm gonna go tomorrow and get all the things, all of them. Milk Scotch High Ball! What's that? IDK but i will know tomorrow woooo
posted by elizardbits at 10:15 PM on August 7, 2014 [1 favorite]

Ooh! Please do post about those! I need to order some lactart and try it.
posted by litlnemo at 12:26 AM on August 8, 2014

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