I finally ventured to this place for lunch. Not only did I learn a lot about Nau's Enfield Drug, but I also learned a lot about Clarksville. Well, okay, I learned what the housing looks like (cute!), and what other restaurants are around Nau's Enfield (Jeffrey's, Zocalo, Caffe Medici). I also learned that Nau's carries a fine assortment of joke products, like stink bombs, hot gum, cat-butt magnets, and fart-noise makers.
So I plopped myself down at the old-fashioned counter and ordered a small cheeseburger and iced tea. The iced tea was pretty much wasted, as I was reminded by the menu -- after I'd ordered -- that Nau's has malts, shakes and sodas. But which to order? Should I get a chocolate soda, or a chocolate shake?? Forgive me, pancreas, but I'm gonna hafta order one o' them something-or-others! But we'll get to that in a minute...
My burger was small but filling. It wasn't the best burger I've eaten (I still think Hut's is better. I haven't yet been to Casino, so shut up), but it still was a damn fine burger. And the service was super friendly. Towards the end of my meal, I finally ordered a chocolate soda. And the soda-jerk/counter-dude hit me with an unexpected question:
[Soda-jerk]: Which kind do you want?
[Me]: Uhhh... chocolate? I already said that, didn't I?
[Soda-jerk]: Oh, I know, but we feature two different kinds of sodas. One involves chocolate and phosphates, and the other involves chocolate, carbonated soda, ice cream, whipped cream, and a cherry. For the same price.
[Me]: Well, wow, the latter one sounds a helluva lot better than the first one, so set me up, barkeep!
That dialogue really put a smile on my face. The cute young soda-jerk was so friendly and helpful. And that soda was GOOD. I happily sucked it all the way home (take that statement as you wish). Jessica S. and a random other friend both told me to get the shake when I posted my soda vs. shake dilemma on Facebook. Well, guys, I failed you, but I pleased myself. So there. Ha!