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Left: Feta cheese is a staple at Stoney Knob, where the operative motto is "cuisine from
near and far."
FRED SaucEman

FRED SaucEman

Right: Ali Fernandez serves up a Brownie Delight at Hendersonville's Mike's on Main,
where soda jerks have been hard at work for more than 50 years, and the building has
been in use since 1900.

ern North Carolina. The original
tile flooring remains, and memorabilia from the days of dispensing
medications, including the original pharmaceutical scales, are on
display.
According to current owner Patty Adamic, soda fountains sprang
up at places like Justus Pharmacy to
provide ginger ale and other drinks
so that patrons could wash down
their pills. A Coca-Cola advertisement on the building's exterior
wall has recently been repainted,
and it's now one of the most pho-

tographed sites in Hendersonville.
Mike's on Main offers a full
breakfast menu, in addition to
classic drugstore fare like grilled pimento cheese and tuna melt sandwiches. Ali and her young coworkers create milkshakes, malteds, ice
cream sodas, ice cream floats, banana splits and even egg creams.
She says Mike's on Main sells a
surprising number of egg creams,
a drink created in New York that
contains no eggs or cream at all-
just milk, soda water, and flavoring, usually in the form of choco-

late or vanilla syrup.
While Mike's on Main sells nostalgia, it's clear that the soda fountain is still a thriving enterprise.
Mike's on Main,
303 North Main Street,
Hendersonville, North Carolina
828-698-1616
mikesonmain.com
Fred and Jill Sauceman celebrate
the foodways of Appalachia and the
South from their home base in Johnson City, Tennessee. 
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