Sometimes a sweet sip of the past is just the thing to top off a midday meal. The egg cream, as described at Jennifer’s Pharmacy, contains neither eggs nor cream, but it does have a heaping helping of the 1930s nostalgic soda-jerk vibe that gives Jennifer’s its charm. Fountainistas use only Fox’s U-Bet chocolate syrup, the brand favored by soda fountain purists, to create the concoction.
Mixed with milk and carbonated water, it’s made to order and served with a frothy head. The cold sip of chocolaty sunshine is great paired with a Chicago dog or the braunschweiger sandwich, a hard-to-find treat in St. Louis lunch fare.
Jennifer’s Pharmacy & Soda Shoppe, 30 N. Central Ave., Clayton, 314.862.7400, jenniferspharmacy.com
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