Thursday, October 13, 2011
Traveling Thursdays: Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour
My childhood memories include many happy birthdays celebrated at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour, both on the east coast and the west coast. How could you not love the old fashioned Gibson Girl decor, the loud drums, whistles, & bells, the retro candy store, and of course...the ice cream? Delicious ice cream that was delivered to your table in gut-busting sizes amidst a very loud fanfare. As I got older, the trips became less frequent, and it also seemed that Farrell's began to disappear...literally. I found out recently that the popular chain was staging a comeback, so I was determined to check it out again. Fountain. Fun. Food. Sounds good to me.
Walking into the Mission Viejo, California location was like stepping back in time. The red velvet walls looked familiar, and the newspaper-printed take-home menus warmed my heart.
Fortunately, we had a birthday party to celebrate in the group, allowing us a good excuse to get The Zoo, which serves 10!
Thanks for staging a comeback, Farrell's; I look forward to my next visit!
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