Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: Sonic hits the nostalgic spot

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Food find: Sonic hits the nostalgic spot

For all of those back home, you do not know the glory of Sonic. The drive-in restaurant with the cooky commercials for things we can't get in Illinois is all over the Arizona. And it's as glorious as you can imagine.

First, it's a drive-in, which means it automatically get points from me. I love getting the food brought out to my car on a tray. It's just so cute.

Then there's the burgers. I got a standard cheeseburger -- it was huge. It also came with your choice of mayo, ketchup and/or mustard, along with all the standard toppings. I was definately full.

The fries were no big deal, but was unique was their drink menu. You can order and beverage you want and any combination of add-ins for $.10 a piece. My combination was a Diet Coke with strawberries. I assumed that I'd just get some type of strawberry syrup. But instead, I got a coke with real strawberries and strawberry flavoring.

On another trip, Tim and I were lucky enough to stop in during their Happy Hour from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in which all drinks were half off. I got a green apple slush and Tim got a root beer float, which is normally $.99 anyway. Our tab was just $1.77. His float was not as good as A&W, but satisfactory nonetheless. My slush was very yummy. I'm a Slurpee devotee in any occassion, but their variety of slushes brings this obsession to a whole new level.

Overall, it's standard fast food fair with unique touches such as giant burgers standard, cool funky drink mix-ins and a nostalgic delivery method. Plan to see more reports on this joint as the summer progresses.


WokandSpoon said...

Oo, the add-ins to your coke sound like fun! what other add-ins were there?

Alanna Kellogg said...

Limeade, limeade, limeade!

KellytheCulinarian said...

There were every fruit variety as well as vanilla and such. It was a huge list.