galco’s soda pop stop…
galco’s soda pop stop… avatar

by on Sep.10, 2012, under ramblings

when sarah and i first started dating, we were stuck for ideas of things to do. after all brisbane is a pretty sleepy little place. we made a list. i was maybe a little bit ambitious at that stage and i guess in an around about way of letting her know that i was serious business about her, i added in some things like “take a photo from behind the hollywood sign” and “eat french toast.. in france”

being the technological kid that i am, the list was on my phone. being the cautious kid that i am, i backed up that list along with all my other apps in case of some kind of disaster. me being the somewhat clumsy kid that i am, somehow deleted the backups when i upgraded android.

one of the things on the list of things to do was go to galco’s soda pop stop in los angeles. this was one of the more recent additions after we saw the shop on vimeo.

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 John Nese is the proprietor of Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in LA. His father ran it as a grocery store, and when the time came for John to take charge, he decided to convert it into the ultimate soda-lover’s destination. About 500 pops line the shelves, sourced lovingly by John from around the world. John has made it his mission to keep small soda-makers afloat and help them find their consumers. Galco’s also acts as a distributor for restaurants and bars along the West Coast, spreading the gospel of soda made with cane sugar (no high-fructose corn syrup if John can avoid it).

so i figured i’d rebuild the list slowly, as i remember things that were on it. big things that i don’t want to forget. if they’re here i know we’ll do it.

it will be a bit of an adventure driving around to get there. i’d hope to stay around the beaches again near marina del rey / santa monica when i return to the usa. an adventure driving right along the edge of the los angeles cbd.

an adventure well worth it.

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