Here in South Texas the weather is always perfect for something from the soda fountain. So when we were creating our diner, we knew we wanted to give our guests the very best in cool, fun, classic soda fountain treats. Especially since we love them too.
It’s generally believed that New Yorkers first got their licks in on frozen cream as early as 1777, thanks to London confectioner Philip Lenzi who set up shop in the booming new world.
By the mid-1800s, soda fountains were a common attraction in big-city pharmacies – a place where you could wait while the pharmacist compounded your medicines. What’s cool is that by 1891, there were more soda fountains than bars in New York City.
So, it’s no wonder ice cream is built into the DNA of an authentic New York diner like ours. We still hand-dip every ice cream order, still generously scoop the creamy treat into floats, milkshakes, splits, and sundaes, and create some of the most outrageous desserts for kids of every age. Because we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Everything we serve here at Max & Louie’s New York Diner has a backstory and a special place in our heart. I hope you’ll come in soon and try something new, something nostalgic, or something steeped in tradition.
And while you’re here, ask for me and let me know what you thought of this blog and the episode of Max & Louie’s TV, available in the link below.
I’ll will see you again real soon,