Trowbridge’s in Florence on Travel + Leisure list of 50 reasons to love the U.S.A.

Trowbridge’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Bar in downtown Florence is featured as one of the “50 Reasons to Love the U.S.A.” in the July edition of Travel + Leisure magazine. Trowbridge’s is Alabama’s representative on the magazine’s state-by-state guide to summer travel. “Because small-town diners can’t be beat. Florence, Alabama, a well-scrubbed town overlooking the Tennessee River, isn’t retro in that faux-Mayberry sort of way. It’s the real deal. And so is Trowbridge’s, an eight-stool lunch counter where, in 1918, Paul Trowbridge began churning and scooping orange-pineapple ice cream. Ask for their trademark egg-and-olive sandwich, and someone will toast it for you in a stainless-steel press. If you order a white-bread banana sandwich, you get a choice of mayo or peanut butter or both.” – Travel + Leisure. The orange-pineapple ice cream at Trowbridge’s is featured on the Alabama Tourism Department’s “100 dishes to eat in Alabama before you die” listing.

2 Responses to “Trowbridge’s in Florence on Travel + Leisure list of 50 reasons to love the U.S.A.”

  1. shastasue1 December 4, 2009 1:05 pm

    Moved to Florida from Florence approximately 45 years ago. You may think I would look at West Palm Beach as my home…..WRONG! Florence will always be my home & one of the reasons is Trowbridges….no lie. Depending on the time of day we would arrive for our not too often visits, it was & is the first place we head. I think I would just go ahead & die if I knew as a certainty I would never get to eat there again. Am hoping in next couple of years to be able to move back to Florence & you can bet your sweet bippy that you’ll find me everyday around 1pm stuffing a hot dog AND an egg & olive sandwich in my face. LOVE LOVE LOVE that place !

  2. Joe Watts February 17, 2010 8:15 am

    Thanks for sharing about Florence! I’ve heard so much about Trowbridges and have yet to get there myself. It is high on my list of things to see this spring.