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NY Day 1: The Brooklyn Farmarcy

Boy Saturday was a long day. It all started for me when I did some last minute work in Lofty, drove home and got a lift to the airport. 4pm in NYC, 5:30 meet with Anton of P&H (see last post) and by 8:30 I was in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Farmacy. The Farmacy was an old drug store that has been converted into a proper soda fountain. The tin roof and tile floors, the wooden bar back and display shelves all from the 1890's are stunning. This place is great. The owners and I traded syrup recipes, and chatted up about running a modern fountain. From the best I can tell there are three new true fountains out there, and a few dozen classic ones. The three are the Brooklyn Farmacy, Lofty Pursuits and the Franklin Fountain in Philadelphia.
Their menu was short but sweet featuring syrups from P&H, and some great ice cream from Philadelphia. Good stuff. I had a vanilla shake, and a Sundae they called the Sundae of Broken dreams. It was vanilla ice cream, Carmel syrup (close to ours), covered in broken pretzel sticks, and whipped cream. You will see something like this coming to Lofty Pursuits.
They also made me an egg cream using a different technique. It was great too. This is the first good egg cream I've gotten in NYC since I was a kid.
Earlier in the day I wen to the Gem Spa, a candy store on the corner of 2nd ave and St. Marks in NYC. It claims to have the best egg cream in NYC, but it is clearly sub par. (I tweeted about this on Sunday).
All in all a packed day and a fun one.

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