- $12 for four Groupons, each good for $6 worth of diner food, malts, and ice cream ($24 value)
Scooters Malt Shoppe & Travelling Treats
Cuisine Type: '50s malt shop and diner food
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 25–50
Parking: Free street parking
Most Popular Offering: Malts and Elvis burgers
Delivery/Takeout Available: Takeout only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Q&A with Cindy Bristol, Owner
What made you want to work with food? When did you first develop that passion?
I started cooking in sixth grade when my mother went back to work and I took over making the family meals. I also loved making desserts. I attended college and received a teaching degree to share my passion for cooking with high school students. As a mother with very young children, I started Scooters to help other mothers by delivering birthday treats to school and planning and executing children's parties, as well as providing a place for families to come and enjoy old-fashioned treats and service.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The ice cream sundaes are named after songs which can be played with 45s in the jukebox.
Décor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your décor inform or reflect your culinary practice?
Scooters is housed in a converted hardware building [that is] more than 100 years old [and has] lots of nostalgic antiques to bring back memories of times past. A soda-fountain area has been added with old-fashioned soda-fountain glassware on the shelves that serve the ice cream treats. There is an attached Mickey-inspired party room.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
The menu focuses on bringing back all of those '50s memories. It includes old-fashioned ice cream sodas, malts with the tin on the side, brown cows, and Boston coolers featuring Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream. Don't forget those hard-to-find egg creams and phosphates, and satisfy those hunger pangs with an Elvis burger or a Presley's Passion with french fries. Or, perhaps a pizza would hit the spot.