This weekend my in-laws where in town. One of our favorite things to do with out of towners is take them them to some of our favorite places. Our day was packed full of fun today!~ We moved to the Charlotte area around 4 years ago. The very first time we came to the Carolinas we knew it had a sense of home feeling. The people are awesome, friendly and warm. The food is outstanding, and the history is unbelievable here. One of the first places we stumbled across was a once old time pharmacy, now turned Ice cream/food parlor. Seeing my husband is a pharmacist, he certainly appreciated the nostalgia…..
Were it not for the evolution of the health care industry, the generations-old Pike family drugstore might have remained just that. Luckily for us, Elizabeth and Jesse Pike were forced to find creative ways to draw customers to their mom-and-pop pharmacy, the most successful of which involved an old-fashioned soda fountain and Mrs. Pike’s homemade desserts. In this way, the current soda shop eventually stole the show from the original venture. Although no longer under original ownership, evidence of the old family business adorns the walls of the present-day Camden Road location – the antique display cases of pharmacy bottles and medicinal creams add to a pervading sense of nostalgia. But the new shop offers no medicine. Pull a stool on up to the granite counter top and enjoy some good old-fashioned comfort food (such as grilled pimiento cheese sandwiches or meat loaf). Or brace yourself in a booth for one of their hand-stirred fountain beverages, spoon-necessary malts (including peanut butter and banana) or hot sundaes as rich as Pike’s history. The house-specialty Black Cow (root beer syrup over three scoops of vanilla ice cream in soda) is highly recommended, especially for first-timers. Arrive early for a seat, as Pike’s packs in a consistently large lunchtime crowd.
Of course has to be different, no ice cream or malt for him! A big fat cookie with sugar frosting all over it!
This jewelery was so pretty too.
I did some major linking up here!~ Thank you to all you lovely hostess for such a great day! I love Monday’s a lot more than I use to……and Shadow Shot Sundays…has opened a whole new world for me! Thank you! Have a great day, and as always, thanks for stopping by.