Dinosaurs are up there.
So are soda fountains.
But in the interest of time, maybe we just focus on the latter for today.
Specifically, on the Castro Fountain, the more centrally located little sister to the Ice Cream Bar that’s been two years in the making. It’s soft-open now, and here’s the slideshow.
You’ll enter this high-ceilinged, art deco time machine and first be drawn to the soda bar in the back, complete with refurbished equipment from the 1930s. There, they’ll use tinctures, shrubs and syrups to make you homemade versions of root beer, cherry cola and the like.
Head over to the ice cream bar eventually for a scoop or a sundae made from a constantly changing list of flavors like fudge brownie cheesecake and coconut maple pecan.
Ah, but the root beer float. That most hallowed of throwback creations. They have those. They also have other floats like the one that combines brown sugar buttermilk ice cream with licorice soda. Goes by the name Love It or Hate It, which sounds about right.
And make sure to pick up some pecan pie or prewrapped ice cream sandwiches on your way out.
The picnic gods smile down upon you today.