Banana split for my babyFranklin Fountain, Philadelphia, PA

Franklin Fountain sketch by Chandler O'Leary

I got lucky with this place. I happened to glance at the New York Times a couple of days before we left for Philly to visit our friend Gilles, and stumbled upon a glowing review. When we got there, it was Gilles’ birthday and blazing hot outside: hello, ice cream parlor!

Franklin Fountain sketch by Chandler O'Leary

And hello, best ice cream of my life. It’s been two years since I was here, and I can still taste the maple syrup. If you find yourself in Philadelphia this summer, grab some cash (they don’t take plastic), get in line (it’s packed), and get ready for a dish of heaven.

Franklin Fountain sketch by Chandler O'Leary

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Comments (3)

  1. Yvonne

    I ended up on your blog and seeing your wonderful drawings all thanks to Colossal.com. The second image down was featured along with a few others, and I thought, “Wait! That has to be…!” so I zipped over here to confirm that you’ve drawn one of my favorite places in Philadelphia, where I live. You did a GREAT job capturing the likeness of the Franklin Fountain, and the people who work there. In fact, I’m pretty sure the young lady in your drawing is my friend Keirsten.. and I think her hubby Eric is right next to her. She and Eric and brother-in-law own the place.

    Now I’ll have to check out the rest of your wonderful illustrations. 🙂

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