Clipped From Logansport Pharos-Tribune
AT THE SODA FOUNTAIN. A Now Form of the Malignant Quick Lunch That 1* Attracting Attention. Something- like a new form of the malignant quick lunch, begins to attract attention. . It is a development of. the soda water, fountain. Soda, water long ago ceased, to be the most important drink dispensed at such fountains, and for some years nourishing liquid foods have been added until now, at : length,•. men... minded to make . their luncheons light, or to stay themselves . for the long interval between luncheon and a late dinner, find great comfort in the soda fountains. Clam juice was one of the nourishing' drinks earliest placed .upon the list of the soda fountain. Extract of beet in various forms has since tieen added, and various drinks that are reputed to be at.once foods and stimulants are also dispensed. Above all, eggs have come to play an important role at the soda fountain. A fresh rnvvej^, well- beaten,, is nourishing 1 , and .easily dl(jested. It is now served in' eggriogg, in coffee,, hot or cold,;,in, bullion, and with sevoral of' tfio : so-called phosphates. At some -fountains" there are free crackers to be had with tha egg compounds.. . : The ejrg pnosphates-'ior a longtime • were,alone at. the' sods' fountain, but they ncver.attaineda great ^popularity. CoiTee : and,. egg., came later: -and- -soon reached great popularity. This drink when 'served hot. is topped with a frothy spoon fill of'whipped cream. ^ At busy fountains with only-one attendant the cream'is' kept ' ready- whipped, and whipped cream ha$ become; a." lea-' ture of the,milk siiops; Bouillon: and. cpjf with three or four crackers,'makes* a very nourishing li^ht luncheon for those dyspoptics that balieve them- salvcs unaole to work after a, substantial midday meal. • . : •" ".. It is. even possible nowadays to make up a luncheon in courses at tho soda fountain. It • begins with, ovt&o light hot drink designed to promote digestion. Then comes one of the .egg. preparations as the mainj-,feature .of the. meal, and a nice Scream soda or a'milk punch, as dessert. The v whole costs 'twenty-five cents or less^ Persons still unsatisfied may add coffee with whipped .cream. This liquid , meal is doubtless no snore .unwholesome ,than the pio and milk luncheon. oJ some thousands.— N..Y. Sun.