For my mom's birthday lunch, we decided to give the Fountain on Locust a try. She had been there before, but she thought it was a place I'd like.
The place itself was very kitschy and had the retro diner feel. We took a seat in a homey booth outfitted with curtains.
|My mom's favorite part of the restaurant was the retro cocktails (I believe the phrase, "I used to drink that as a kid" came up... hmmmm...?). So I obligingly tried one: the Sloe Gin Fizz. Sloe gin (which is actually a red,berry-ish liqueur), gin, lemon, sugar and soda water provided a surprisingly refreshing late-morning cocktail. It was a bit on the tart side, but since I did not drink these as a "kid," I have no frame of reference otherwise. Either way, delicious.|
With my soup combo, I went for the Roast Beef sandwich. Served on a soft, floury Vienna roll, it was a solid choice. The sandwich was smeared with a thin layer of goat cheese/herb combo, though I think it would have been enhanced with more. Billy Goat chips (my fave!) rounded out the plate.
bottom line: nice place, more for the atmosphere than the food, but the desire to try a "champagne float" will most certainly draw me back.