A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 17, 2006
Broadway (Coca-Cola with vanilla ice cream)
According to Mimi Sheraton, a "Broadway" was Coca-Cola with vanilla ice cream. "Coke float" is the popular term. See also the "Broadway soda" entry in this section.

7 August 1982, New York Times, "When Fun Was Your Very Own Ice Cream Soda" by Mimi Sheraton, pg. 8:
Coca-Cola with vanilla ice cream was the drink we called a Broadway, although soda jerks (now called fountain attendants) at Rumpelmayer's say that drink is a Coke float. A Broadway at Rumpelmayer's is a combination of chocolate and coffee syrups, with coffee ice cream as the final touch.
Posted by Barry Popik
Food/Drink • (0) Comments • Saturday, June 17, 2006 • Permalink