Saturday, October 8, 2011

Ten Favorite Places...A.C. Petersen Farms

Early on in my blogging I started a series called "10 Favorite Places." While I was looking back at posts I saw this and realized I'd only posted about four favorite places. I've written about a lot of places I like, but not as part of this series. The first four posts were about places in New York City, but with this post we move to West Hartford, Connecticut. My family lived in Hartford until I was twenty and then we moved to West Hartford. I went to school in Hartford, but all through my growing up spent a lot of time in West Hartford. One of my all-time favorite places was A.C. Petersen Farms. I am happy to report that it is still on Park Road and though it is under new management, the food is still delicious.

My best friend from elementary school and I stopped there for lunch when I was in Hartford for our elementary school reunion in August. When the question of where we would go for lunch came up we both independently said, "Petersen's." No discussion was needed and no discussion was needed about what we would have after our sandwiches, the junior ice cream sundae. I went with York Peppermint Patty ice cream with hot fudge sauce and I was not disappointed.

A new addition to the outdoor decor was this ice cream decorated cow. 

Do you have memories of favorite places from your growing up years? I don't have any pictures to share, but I would definitely add the Albany Avenue branch library in our neighborhood and Sless Pharmacy, which stocked dozens of kinds of penny candy, including our favorites, wax lips and nails. The favors at our reunion were penny candy, in tribute to Sless".

Hope you're having a sweet weekend!


Anonymous said...

What a fun post. That chocolate and mint sundae sounds delicious to me!
Growing up in a small town, we had a local drug store with a soda counter. My little friend and I would order a honey bun topped with vanilla ice cream!

Grammy Staffy said...

Thanks for the sweet wishes. I used to love getting Cherry lime drinks at our local soda fountain when I was a girl. They were so good. I miss having soda fountains. They were so much fun. I could get an icecream there for a dime. I guess that really dates me dosen't it.

I hope that you have a sweet week ahead. Hugs, Lura


I love Connecticut. My husband used to live in Southbury. Petersen's and the York Peppermint Patty ice cream with hot fudge sauce sounds heavenly. Growing up, our local drugstore had a soda counter too and we would get coddies for lunch. They were 12 cents a piece. It's nice to think back to those days, isn't it?

Sheilagh said...

Sounds like a delicious ice cream. with some lovely memories:)

you have set me thinking about favourite places from my childhood years.



Mevely317 said...

My little(!) hometown was so small ... we always looked forward to h.s. excursions to Albuquerque's BigBoy -- best malted milkshakes ever!

PS - Loved wax lips, too!

Lynda said...

The only thing better than a favorite place is sharing it with a friend who has the same love for it! Praise God for the happy memories and happy return trip.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You are very fortunate that one of your favorite places still exists. Here in our small down I had several favorites and not one of them are still in business. I grew up and have lived in the same town most all my life and it's been sad to see the deterioration of our down town area. However the memories cannot be erased and I thank you for sharing your place with us.
I hope your Monday is a wonderful one. It's a warm sunny day in Ohio!

Chatty Crone said...

What a cute cow - and I love mint and chocolate. Yum. sandie

Nancy M. said...

Must always have ice cream after anything, lol! Love the ice cream cow!