Comfort Zone: Nau’s Enfield Drug
Nau’s Enfield Drug
1115 West Lynn St. 512-476-3663, www.nausdrug.com.
Hours: Soda fountain and grill open 7:30am-4:15pm Mon-Fri, 8am-4:15pm Sat, 10:30am-3:30pm Sun.
By Mike Sutter | Fed Man Walking | 04.14.13
The American tradition of the soda fountain lives on in this old-school drugstore in Clarksville. Buy fake mustaches, mock tortoise-shell combs and real aspirin in the front, but in the back is a lunch-counter with the finish worn off by generations of elbows. The time travel starts with a hamburger molded by hand and seared on a flat-top grill, tucked inside a thin white bun hanging on for dear life. With cheese and bacon, it’s enough to bring on the maladies the drugstore around it is equipped to cure. Or go with ham, cheese and egg on toast. Finish with a chocolate soda made by fizzing together ice cream and chocolate with carbonated water. Hamburgers start around $5, shakes and ice creams around $3.
(TOP: A large bacon cheeseburger runs $5.85. A chocolate soda is a must-have at $3.50. ABOVE: The lunch counter at Nau’s draws a Clarksville cross-section for matls, burgers and sandwiches like the fried egg, ham and cheese. Photos by Mike Sutter © Fed Man Walking)