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I Drank A Key-Lime Milkshake On Platform 9 3/4-100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

Key-Lime Milkshake at Stacey Drugs and Old Tyme Soda Fountain in Foley, Alabama

 

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You MUST try this Key-Lime MIlkshake in Foley, Alabama

 

This dish, The Key-Lime Milkshake was my #60th taste on my quest to try all of the dishes listed on 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die. My thoughts on this “dish?”   I absolutely LOVED this milkshake.   I really do not have much of a sweet tooth anymore but it was impossible to resist this spell.   It popped me with a tart pucker power punch but went down creamy sweet.   I was wondering what kind of sorcery goes into this drink? I was imagining some sort of Harry Potter magic potion must be behind the Pharmacists counter.  But, I don’t know since I was busy watching the ceiling-level model trains zoom around the store.   I am a bit ADD like that and yet maybe that was part of the grand plan.  Is there a platform 9 3/4 stop here at Stacey’s Rexall Drugs and Old Tyme Soda Fountain?

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Stacey’s Door-Could this be Platform 9 3/4?

Before I get to the milkshake, let me tell you that I want this place to be my pharmacy.

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If I were ever to need a prescription, I would visit the Pharmacist who would call me by my first name and ask about my family.   Because I would not have any wait time, I would receive patient teaching at the highest level with personal tips from my beloved Pharmacist. After the consultation, I would be asked if there were further questions, my Pharmacist would hand me phone numbers and remind me to call if I had any concerns or questions.     The Pharmacist would thank me deeply for my business, and I, in turn, would give praises for such wonderful care.

I would quickly grab a greeting card for an upcoming occasion, go to the soda fountain counter and then order my lunch of chicken salad and THAT the Key-Lime milkshake.

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My milkshake would be made by my FIZZitian, with freshly squeezed limes, lime ice cream and something secret.  Was it cream?  Whipped up before my eyes with the old fashioned mixers, served in a beautiful glass, with the remaining extra shake in that ice -old mixer cup. I do not learn the secret ingredient because I am always watching the train and looking around the store.

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Stacey’s Train honors the 10¢ coffee fellows with rail honor!

I would sit down near the 1920’s player piano, and watch the train finish its lap around the tracks and exchange pleasantries with the neighbors while I ate my absolutely perfect lunch. When I finish my sandwich and sip that last sip,  the spell is broken and I would remember to ask for the secret ingredient, more in a teasing manner since I prefer to have them make this absolutely perfect milkshake just for me.

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As I walk out the door  to my favorite oldies tune playing on the jukebox and step onto the platform, I am happy. This scenario would never waiver.

MEGastars 5 *****  Absolutely loved this Alabama visit.  Yes, I died and came back when I drank this milkshake. YUM!

MEGatips

  1. Go for lunch. They have a menu of old school sandwiches, hot dogs, peanut butter and Jelly or and banana $1.50, tuna salad egg salad $2.50, pimento cheese, chicken salad $3.00, 25¢ Cokes and 10¢ coffee. Meg’s favorite type of lunch.
  2. Bring some friends and have a banana split or a sundae.
  3. But for heaven’s sakes, order the Key-Lime milkshake.
  4. Closed on Sunday, M-F Open 8AM-6 PM, Saturdays 9AM-5PM
  5. Located 121 W Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36535  Just a hop, skip and a jup away from the beaches.
  6. Have a model plane or train enthusiast? Visit this old school shop.
  7. Have never read or watched Harry Potter?  Are you an Alien?  Read the series.
  8. Can’t get there in person?  Check out this visit.

 

This MEGabites and MEGastars description is found at the bottom of each post. If you are new to my 100 Dishes in Alabama escapade, this may be helpful information.

ABOUT:  *100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die,” is a compilation of food to chow down on “Bama style.”  Thanks to Tourism Alabama, www.alabama.travel my Alabama bucket list just became a little easier.  I am going to have some food fun while making my way like Ms. Pacman, in yet another state that I call home.   From the little old diner to the white cloth setting, this journey is an opportunity for me to explore my new state and experience pride in food from restaurateurs who are dedicated to local food, with some Alabama style. From the local BBQ smoker to James Beard recipients, you too will take a culinary trip across scenic and historical Alabama.  From this list, I select stops based upon convenience of location and they are in no particular order (but I already have a few favorites.)  Perhaps when I finish this list, I will rank my favorite dishes. You too may pick up the brochure at Alabama Tourism stops or download the alphabetical brochure that begins in Abbeville and ends in York.

I use a 5 MEGastar system.  For the most part, I am traveling a distance to try these dishes and these places get one shot at how I view the food and experience.   I will not be taking an average of three visit experiences and I factor this in when I give my star rating. That said, I’m very easy to please, I can overlook quite a bit and have worked in the food service industry.  I am not a paid food critic, just Meg, a curious traveler, with an interest in trying different foods and sharing my two cents on the experience.  I try to follow my own star system so that I may be fair to the wonderful dishes on this list.

  • *meh food. Just wasn’t good. Maybe the food came from a can? or,  the place was not one that I would want to send someone to show pride in Alabama.   This has happened to me a few times and is a difficult write.
  • ** passable – the food was “ok” but the place  was not “ok” or vice versa.
  • *** good but not outstanding or unique.
  • **** Very tasty dish AND meets one of the definitions set forth by Alabama Foods/Tourism, of local food and/OR truly highlights Alabama Pride.
  • ***** I actually died, went to heaven and came back when I ate the dish. And/Or, something is very unique, something you cannot get anywhere else.
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