Sunday, October 4, 2009
Your Choice of Soda, Sir?
Guest post and photo by the Hawthorne Hawkman
Ed Kohler pointed out a rather disturbing phenomenon on his Facebook page, and I had to find out if was actually happening here in NoMi as well. Soda pairings at fast food joints. It is indeed here at the Burger King in Hawthorn Crossings.
When you order a #3 with fries, a white-gloved sodalier will come to your table and ceremoniously uncork a vintage 2003 Coca-Cola classic imported from Mexico in the glass bottle (soda aficionados know that pure cane sugar--NOT high-fructose corn syrup--is used south of the border AND the glass bottles retain the flavor far better than plastic, without the metallic ting), pour it reverently into your wax-paper cup, and allow you to savor the aroma before adding the precise number of ice cubes the customer wishes in order to complete the dining experience.
Granted, this is the same company that came up with their own line of PERFUME, so we can probably assume that soda pairings are tongue-in-cheek. But is there a more pertinent sign that we need higher-quality restaurants along Broadway?
(Do not click "Read More," but do go to Tooties on Lowry or Victory 44 if you want a good burger/wine pairing.)