We (cousin David, Chuck, and I) are walking down Water Street on our first day in Port Townsend and I am wanting lunch. What do we pass but an ice cream parlor and restaurant going by the name of Nifty Fiftys Soda Fountain.
And while the Port Townsend restaurant also had a menu of burgers, fries, hot dogs, chicken strips, etc., we walked on and eventually found ourselves eating Asian noodles at Hanazona. But no reason we couldn’t go back for ice cream at “… this fun and happy eatery. A blast from the past, you will think you are back in high school (if you are from my generation) or you will experience what your parents did after school.
“Can I get a Lime Ricky” Chuck asks the woman behind the counter.
“Ricky?” she asks.
“Yes” responds Chuck. “The board says you have Rickies.”
“No Rickies” was her response. So, instead, he orders a Green River.
What he got was a large mug filled with a beverage that was of a color not occurring in nature.
“You’re not” was David’s reaction when I said I wanted to try this.
But Nifty Fiftys isn’t the only ice cream parlor on Water Street. So following the Kinetic Skulpture Race, we headed back into town. Our destination? Elevated Ice Cream, which was named one of the seven best ice cream parlors in the country by travelchannel.com.
David was looking for vanilla chocolate chip but this flavor didn’t appear on Elevated’s menu. Instead, he opted for the Espresso Chip.
Chuck ordered a three flavor sampler of the Italian ices with raspberry, marionberry, and black current, and all three had intense fruit flavors.
And so I ask you, is there any better “pick-me-up” in the middle of the afternoon? Well, a nice single malt scotch wouldn’t be bad either.