Monday, November 22, 2010
egg creams at brooklyn farmacy & soda fountain
I had passed the brooklyn farmacy and soda fountain on my bike a few times
and had always wanted to check it out,
but this article in edible brooklyn finally made us go a few weekends ago.
we ordered egg creams, a drink I had never heard of before reading the article,
but was intrigued by after learning that used to be a very typical brooklyn drink which is now experiencing a comeback
(our friend N who grew up here remembers his dad taking him to get egg creams at the corner diner).
I also love the fact that the drink, despite its name, does not include eggs nor cream
(one theory being that someone americanized the french words chocolat et crème).
The list of ingredients is short: cold milk, chocolate syrup and seltzer
(which makes for a very interesting sparkly sensation).
I really liked the old-school and family feel of the place,
and I'll back, maybe next time for one of their amazing looking sundaes.