Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Seriously. Yes, it’s a soda shoppe with all sorts of great ice cream creations. I couldn’t help myself. The pie looked too good.
My dining companions and I on this particular warm June day in Flippin were discussing the region and all the cool things we were about to discover. Yet the only thing that seemed to have priority in my mind was this tall apple pie sitting under glass on the counter. It had been cut for a slice so you could actually see the stacked apples and spice within — not gelatinous like canned apple pie filling but layers of apple that were certainly still raw when that pie went into the oven.
We also had variations on sandwiches — wraps and quesadillas — but even though I was enjoying a great chocolate soda from the fountain, I was still thinking about that pie. I was worried that my companions wouldn’t want to stick around for dessert. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case.
I should mention, because it bears mentioning, that Sodie’s is a really cool place, a combination soda fountain - pharmacy - sports bar, and it’s the place to go if you’re in Flippin. Not hard to find — it’s right there on Highway 178 right where old Highway 62 and 412 are. There are signs, and all the locals know where it’s at. Check it out. (870) 453-SODA or check out the website.