What is it with Americans and their fascination with buildings that resemble food or other things? Think of Randy’s Donuts, the former Brown Derby and this tasty looking ice cream shop in Niagara Falls, NY. I love fascinating architecture in general and spend hours taking photos of unique stairwells, doorways , cornices and such. However, practical architecture, an building that is fascinating and sells good food? I am definitely sold!
Below are two very cool spots to try on either side of the United States. Twist O’the Mist of Niagara Falls, NY sells Perry’s 52 flavors of ice cream – no kidding! I had a big scoop of strawberry ice cream with huge chunks of strawberries. Simply sinful!
Bob’s Java Jive, located in Tacoma, WA was built in 1927. I am sad to say I didn’t visit it while living in the Pacific Northwest because I had yet to discover it. It’s now a self-proclaimed restaurant/dive bar/performance venue aka a “Club”. I will definitely have to check it out next time I am in the area.
Photo credits: Basque Traveler (left pic) & Flickr user, Homini