Monday, January 25, 2016

Best L'il Corner

The next time you lickety-split to my neck of the woods, visit the Best L'il Corner.  It's off the round-about just before you cruise into Hayesville,NC.

You'll step back in time at this old-fashioned ice-cream parlor, burger and sandwich shop.  Antiques ranging from a crank telephone, rocky horse, rag dolls, a telephone booth, vintage china, old posters, ice-cold bottled Cokes, moon pies, antique furniture, farm tools, and many other mountain crafts dot this unique parlor.

I often visit the L'il Corner to escape stress.  Tension melts like hot butter in this peaceful place.  It's also a great place to write while I savor an old-timey cola float, or lick a strawberry ice-cream cone, or chomp a triple-chocolate-fudge brownie.

Besides these deliciously sinful desserts, you'll find sandwiches, burgers, homemade soups, chili and beans, hotdogs, and scrumptious salads.  Waiters serve a free bag of fresh-popped corn as an appetizer as you study the menu.

It's a living history lesson in this little shop.  I recall in the 1960s we would drop by this parlor every Sunday after church.  Back then we didn't have any restaurants in our little mountain town.

Johnny Beal owned the country store back then.  We got some bologna, a loaf of bread, hoop cheese, moonpies, and RC Colas for our lunch.

Each time I dine at the Best L'il Corner, it's a pleasant experience.  I think you will enjoy a jaunt to this little ice-cream parlor, too.



4 comments:

magnoliasntea said...

Hi Brenda! This is just the kind of place we like to visit; it sounds wonderful. I really miss the old soda fountains and homey places that are long gone now. It's too bad everything is so rush rush and impersonal these days. Thank you for sharing this lovely spot with us.
Have a great week!
Toni

Susie Swanson said...

Wow, I didn't know about this place Brenda and all the history behind it. I need to visit sometime. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Connie said...

It sounds lovely, Brenda. Those desserts must be amazing. I love little old-fashioned ice cream parlors like that. That one sounds quite charming.

Mildred said...

Oh, I would love this! My dear roommate from Truett McConnell College lives in Blairsville and just emailed tonight and said she is singing with a group at a nursing home in this town. I will pass along this great, fun place!