16 Aug 2008

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Galco's windows, Los Angeles

Galco's windows, Los Angeles

Today, another excursion. This time, to Galco's Soda Pop Stop in Highland Park. I have been wanting to go there for a while, ever since I read about it somewhere, but I was afraid it might be kind of a scene, some incredibly self-conscious, pristine kind of "high design" business. My fears were immediately put to rest when greeted with this weathered, hand painted window lettering. It reminded me of the Red Owl grocery of my childhood. And it lived up to its claims on the website; over 450 sodas from all over the world.

I was in visual overload mode. The light was not great, so I only took a few photos as I prowled the aisles for what I would bring home.

"German native orange soda"

"German native orange soda"

So what did I bring home? First, here is my criteria. I couldn't choose something I've already tasted—which was easy because I don't normally drink soda—and it either needed to be unique packaging or sound so tasty and/or interesting that I couldn't pass it up. The soda I am most excited about drinking is the sweet blossom, it is a Galco's exclusive made with pressed rose petals. It sounds refreshing in this heat.

The booty (L–R): Sanbitter, Sweet Blossom Rose Petals Soda, White Ale, Schartner Bombe Zitrone, Dry Soda: Rhubarb and another Sanbitter.

The booty (L–R): Sanbitter, Sweet Blossom Rose Petals Soda, White Ale, Schartner Bombe Zitrone, Dry Soda: Rhubarb and another Sanbitter.

More window painting

More window painting

Drop shadow sandwich

Drop shadow sandwich