Sunday, August 12, 2007

BlueBird Antiques and Ice Cream Parlor

Blue Bird Antiques and Ice Cream Parlor by Leigh Bratina

"Nestled in the rolling hills of middle Tennessee, a country store/ ice cream parlor stands, dating back to 1886. At the turn of the century, in the quaint railroad town of Bell Buckle, this store was the town's primary grocery and hangout for the locals and travelers. You could get your groceries and find out the latest happenings and occasional gossip. Farmers would sit on barrels and crates around the wood burning, pot bellied stove and play checkers and discuss their crops. The ladies would bring in their grocery list and pick out the latest calico's. Barefoot children would wait impatiently for hand dipped ice cream and penny candy. The store had a wide array of offerings from fresh ground coffee beans, local produce, dry goods, and country hams. "
The Blue Bird Ice Cream Parlor is a slice of true Americana...the place you only thought existed in your mind. The Blue Bird features 15 flavors of Hand-Dipped Ice Cream, as well as homemade Waffle Cones, Malts, Milkshakes and old-fashioned ice cream sodas. Everything is made fresh daily! If you are looking for something a little more chic... you can also get a cappuccino, espresso, or a latte.
My group all decided that they wanted to relieve yesteryear's ice cream shops by getting a hand-dipped cone. My mother and aunt decided to try the Blue Bird’s best selling selection-white chocolate raspberry in a freshly homemade waffle cone. My cousin, Gina opted for the Oreo in a standard cone and my uncle David chose vanilla in a cup. On a day when the temperature reached 99 degrees in middle Tennessee, the ice cream seemed to hit the spot. Step back in time at this classic store.

Bluebird Antiques and Ice Cream Parlor Mon. thru Sat 9am-5pm Sun 12pm-5pm931.389.6549

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