On a recent Saturday morning, I took my family on a field trip to Huntington, West Virginia. We visited the Pink Bridge at Ritter Park, had lunch and shopped at Pullman Square and then on the way out, stopped at Frostop for a root beer.
There is no better root beer. Period.
Frostop takes me back to my teenage years, when cars were a novelty and we had nothing but free time and lots of friends to share it with. One sip of that super creamy root beer took me back in time. Funny how a taste can make you feel free, with the whole world ahead of you.
I would say they should bottle it, but I think they already have.
My Tall One loves root beer. She was so impressed by theirs that it wasn’t even funny. It is seriously delicious. I promised to drive her back up for lunch sometime. It’s an experience you shouldn’t have to live without.
They still have car hops at Frostop. Guys in yellow shirts were taking orders and delivering trays of food right to the cars. (Usually we don’t eat in the car, but I would make an exception for this.) It’s a totally different idea for kids raised in our current fast food age. People will SIT and eat, even though it’s kind of a drive through. It’s a little more intimate than a restaurant, because you’re still enclosed in your own car. You get to break the rules and eat in the car. COOL!
Just driving past the big revolving mug at Frostop makes me feel good. This relic from my past is still going strong, and now I can share it with my kids. Life is good.
Old fashioned Americana is alive and well and waiting for you to visit. Get off I-64 at Hal Greer Boulevard, head towards town and it will be on your left. Just look for that happy spinning mug, you can't miss it.