suntimes
OBLIGING 
Weather Updates

Griver River’s got that old-fashioned charm

storyidforme: 63794574
tmspicid: 22980397
fileheaderid: 11098709

Updated: March 25, 2014 6:08PM



It’s nostalgic, it’s delicious and its neon pop of color cannot help but put you in a good mood. Green River, a lemon-lime soda that is more lime than lemon, has been around since 1919 and might be the best-looking soda on the market. “Electric emerald” probably describes it best. This pre-Prohibition concoction is sweet, refreshing, delightfully fizzy and served from a fountain — the way any good old-fashioned soda should be. Try a bottomless cup of Green River ($2.50) with the fried chicken sandwich and a side of pimento mac and cheese at Honey Butter Fried Chicken, 3361 N. Elston.

— Michael Austin



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.