1401 St. Louis Avenue
St. Louis, MO
Founded in 1913, Crown Candy is the oldest soda fountain in St. Louis and one of the oldest in the United States. They are famous for two sweets - ice cream, especially their shakes, and chocolate Easter Bunnies, which they ship all over the country.
The shakes are 24 ounces and there's a standard offer - drink 5 in a half hour and they are free. Out of my league. But I always go for their specialty, a chocolate malted with a fresh banana tossed in.
Along side I had a chili dog. It's served with a knife, fork, soup spoon and oyster crackers. The pic above shows why, the split grilled dog on a bun is aswim in a zippy chili.
Have always found great road food in St. Louis, but it's Crown Candy that keeps me coming back to the city whenever I'm in the area.