soda fountain


Definition of soda fountain

1 : an apparatus with delivery tube and faucets for drawing soda water
2 : the equipment and counter for the preparation and serving of sodas, sundaes, and ice cream

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In the early-20th century, tea salons, grill rooms, cafeterias and soda fountains appeared in department stores across the U.S. Joshua Levine, WSJ, "Saks Doubles Down on Department Stores With New Restaurant in New York City," 15 Jan. 2019 Café Roze Polished concrete floors and a pink marble top bar adorn this minimalist, boozy old-fashioned soda fountain, new to the Nashville food scene. Kristin Luna, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Best Places for Brunch in Nashville," 27 Feb. 2018 And like any soda fountain worth its fizz, Spinning J makes all of its syrups in-house. Antonio Basada, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Brunch in Chicago," 3 Mar. 2018 The ice cream comes from Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream, a Denton Courthouse Square must visit that looks like a classic soda fountain/ice cream shop. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Fog, flowers, more crazy shakes: What's new and offbeat in DFW ice-cream shops," 20 June 2018 Up until the 1960s, the paper straw was the only straw, made popular by soda fountains and pharmacies. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "Aardvark paper straws: This Fort Wayne company has your plastic straw alternative," 24 June 2018 There's a museum of other historical soda fountains and mechanical music. Shauna Steigerwald,, "Cincinnati tourism: Quick, easy trips from Cincy," 8 May 2018 The restaurant, designed by Asfour Guzy Architects, will feature a soda fountain counter. Jenn Harris,, "This world-famous chef is opening a coffee shop and soul food restaurant in West Adams," 19 June 2018 This put working-class men and women in closer contact than ever before, on the job, in transit, and in the new spaces for leisure—the cinema, the soda fountain, the amusement park—that sprang up to absorb their pocket change. Jess Bergman, The New Republic, "The Birth of Breakups," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of soda fountain

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of soda fountain

chiefly US, somewhat old-fashioned : a counter usually in a store at which cold drinks, types of ice cream, etc., are prepared and served

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