Happy Feature Friday, everybody! This week we’re excited to be telling you the story of Pike's Soda Shop! 🤤 Locally owned and operated by Constance Chitwood and her husband, Pike’s has been around since before the Light Rail and scooter riders sprawled among the streets. Constance and her husband decided to purchase Pike’s close to 17 years ago (aw moment--it was the first place they had lunch when they were dating! 😍) We asked her what her favorite part of being in South Endwas and she responded the energy stating, “you can almost feel a pulse on Friday or Saturday night with people walking around.”
Pike’s Soda Shop is known for the delicious comfort food they cook up fresh daily. Some favorites are their famous Honey Pecan Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, and as Constance said “where else can you get a Thanksgiving meal every day of the year?!” Desserts are made in house as well! Shakes are great but be sure to also try out the hand stirred Cherry Pepsi, Egg Creams, and Black Cows (handmade rootbeer float and banana splits). Constance is a native Charlottean and strives to not only support the local schools, charities, and events but strives to purchase locally as well. Not to mention their patio has some of the best people watching in town. From the Light Rail flying by, herds of runners, people scooting from one brewery to the next, or The Funny Bus driving by, you never know what you’ll see while you’re enjoying your meal!
Next time you're out and about in South End, make sure you stop in say hi, and enjoy a sweet treat on the patio! We promise you won't regret it.