S-O-D-A where do you want to go today!?!

20 Nov

I just had to offer a little love for a local store. The wife and I discovered this place a few weeks back, and I just want to brag on them a bit. The name is “Simple Delight’s Emporium” and the missus and I just love it.

They have an old fashioned soda fountain with a separate menu just for sodas. You wouldn’t believe all the flavors they have. So far we’ve tried Violet (yes, it tastes just like the flower smells), Cherry cola, Dreamsicle, and Almond Cherry Blossom (Mmmmm, nutty!). They just recently opened full time and they added excellent paninni to their menu.

More than sodas and food though, they have a hodge podge of miscellanea. Everything from handmade soaps to Victorian jewelry. One of the showpieces of their collection (and it’s for sale!) is an old jewelled headdress like you see in the woodcuts from the 20’s. They sell all manner of fancy buttons, and yes, ladies, they even have makeup. It all looks like quality stuff.

More importantly, they have shaving stuff. Albeit, not much right now, but it’s a start. They carry Kingsley brand shaving soaps and they have a red handled Omega boar-hair brush with stand and cream. I understand the Omega boars come highly recommended.

It’s a family owned/operated store. The family that owns it, the Fife’s, are from a small town near where I live. It’s encouraging to see the downtown area attract this kind of business, and I hope business stays strong for them. They’re really nice people; we’ve met them all, and we’ve been in enough times that they recognize us as regulars.

The youngest son will be on the big screen soon. He’s an extra in the new Steven King movie, The Mist.

Simple Delight’s Emporium
122 East Hiram Street
Atlanta, TX 75551

If you stop in, tell them “The bald guy with the website” sent you. It might not get you a discount, but maybe it’ll score me a free soda! Us GBs gotta stick together, you know?

Posted by on November 20, 2007 in eating, local, shaving, soda


3 responses to “S-O-D-A where do you want to go today!?!

  1. Jim

    November 20, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    S-O-D-A soda
    i saw the little runt sitting there on a log
    i asked him his name and in a raspy voice he said yoda
    Y-O-D-A yoda…

    it’s the first thing that popped in my head when i saw the title…sorry

    I DO get the intended pun in there, though, so I didn’t miss that

  2. Anonymous

    November 28, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks for the tip on the store in Atlanta. I will tell them you sent me.


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