(24 oz piled high with a spoon and straw)
Yesterday evening Sherry and I drove the 8 miles to Tony’s Ice Cream Parlor in Gastonia.
We parked the the same parking spaces we did in the 1950’s. Inside it is the same. The Chrome piped booths with red vinyl upholstery are still there except re-upholstered. Same terrazzo floors.
The ice cream (28 flavors locally produced) is still dipped the same, not the round dipper but the spade type. The ice cream is placed on the cone, the cone laid on a square of wax paper on the counter hot handed to you. On the busy nights they do not have time to hand it over the counter. they have many flavors.
(Same green clock and as always, CASH ONLY!)
For our 58th anniversary dinner we treated ourselves to a Bologna sandwich with mayo lettuce and tomato ( also had a hot dog all the way, onion slaw and chili). Yep we ain’t nothing but class. We also had a 24 oz thick milk shake. She chocolate (of course) and I the black walnut. MMMMMM
The big difference being the 35¢ shake is $4 and the 25¢ sandwich is $2.25.
The ice cream is really really good. The company was EXCELLENT.
(the same weight scales)
Business at tony’s is always brisk, I counted 8 behind the ice cream counter and 4 in the sandwich area on Monday evening.
New Your City 1915