Which are quintessentially American sodas and bars snacks?
March 26, 2004 6:53 AM Subscribe
Which are the truly, undeniably American sodas and bar snacks?
posted by MiguelCardoso to Food & Drink (66 answers total)
In June, a very good friend of mine will be taking over (just managing, no financial responsibilities) a well-known bar in Lisbon which has been fading for a few years now and desperately needs reanimation. His idea is to make it a high-octane, unsnobbish and popular American bar. He's already got a wide selection of beers and bourbons, readily available here, as well as a nice cocktail list. But he'd like to import typically American bar snacks (only German pretzels here) and soft drinks, to grab his customers and create an authentic atmosphere.
Given that it will be relatively expensive to do so, which would be the quintessentially American sodas and nibbles he should go for? All I could come up with was root beer (what brand?) and Dr. Pepper but, having no experience of these things, I have no idea whether they're typical.
What non-perishable (i.e. vacuum-packed) American snacks would be popular or enticing? Thank you beforehand for any suggestions you might have.
Also, is there anything atmosphere-wise, that you could think of? You know, magazines, TV channels, posters...