At the Wilmington A & W, they make the root beer there on site where they mix everything in big vats downstairs rather than have the root beer shipped pre-made. This insures fresh root beer, although ours came in 2007 mugs. I ordered a Root Beer Float and Lisa had a regular Root Beer. When they bring your float they make it a point to tell you to let it settle before drinking it.
I took my time photographing the float for all of you and Lisa assured me that enough time had passed and it would be okay for me to put my straw in. She used to work at this A & W as a teenager years ago and so I was trusting her.
Alas, the float exploded anyways (notice the pool of root beer on the table).This happens to me every single time I go. I thought this would be the one time that I would not have a volcanic root beer float. Lisa is not really sure what makes the combination of root beer and soft serve vanilla ice cream so volatile. She thinks it is just one of those odd chemical reactions between the two. I am definitely not a science brain and at times like this, I wish my brother in law was with me to explain.
Anyways, in addition to our tasty beverages, I ordered a Coney Cheese Dog Combo. This particular combo comes with a beef hot dog covered in a meat sauce, onions, and cheese with a side of fries.
Yes, that is a fork and knife in my coney dog and one must use these utensils if they don't want a Coney dog explosion all over their lap.
Lisa ordered the Cheeseburger Combo with fries and a side of Coney Sauce. She loves dipping her fries in the sauce and saves this process for last.
We both enjoyed our meals and I look forward to next year's artery clogging tradition at A&W. I just hope I can figure out the float thing some day.