Yesterday I had a hankering for a good old fashioned chocolate soda. Thank heavens there's a place across the street from the Middleton Senior Center that will combine seltzer with chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream. You can see how simple it is to make with this Chocolate Soda Recipe from cdkitchen.
The Hubbard Avenue Diner is a nice place for a snack and a visit. Not only is it across the street from the Senior Center, but it shares a parking lot with the Middleton Library. It's a popular lunch spot every day of the week, so it's best to wait until lunch is over if you want to get your favorite table.
There is outdoor seating where I've waited until the cows came home to get service, and the cows never came home.
On this particular day, I was a touch disappointed with their chocolate soda because it had one large scoop of ice cream instead of the promised two. It also had a slightly funny taste. This may have been due to eating it with my cup of chicken vegetable soup, which was delicious. Since this has never been my experience with a chocolate soda there before, I'll be going back to see if they get it right next time.
Meanwhile, keep in mind that the diner is best known for their lovely pies. You can see what they're dishing up if you click Menus on the Hubbard Avenue Diner website.