When I was growing up, the concentrate used to dispense Coca-Cola came in large metal cylinders that weighed (what was to me) a ton. At a friend’s restaurant, we would get a glass and put in varying amounts of the four flavors that were available: Cola, Lemon Lime, Root Beer, and Orange. We called them “Graveyards” and dared each other to drink whatever concoctions we dreamed up. Now the only time I see those metal cylinders is at the houses of friends that brew their own beer.
My, how times have changed.
Broadway is now home to Pagliacci’s first Freestyle Coke machine. The syrup now comes in cartridges that are about the size of a VHS tape. This self-serve machine dispenses flavors that I could never have dreamed of when I was a kid. Caffeine Free Diet Raspberry Coke? They got it. Sprite Zero with Peach? Please. Both of them are base flavors. There are actually over 100 base flavors to choose from and you can mix virtually any combination of them that you like. Come into Broadway, get a slice or a salad and ponder which flavor you will try. You’ll have many to choose from!