Monday, July 29, 2013

Some More Cool Places in Elkhart County

There are two more places that are fun to visit in Goshen, IN, which is in Elkhart County. If you are into records, as in old vinyl records, there is a record shop called the Ignition Music Garage in Goshen. Even if you AREN'T into vinyl, it's a cool, cool warehouse chic music lounge and vintage music store which also sells new music from new and old artists that has been released as vinyl recordings.

They have everything you need to be a collector of old vinyl albums and be able to play them. They sell vintage and refurbished turntables and sound equipment to play the LP's. They have regular CDs for sale as well, too. They throw recording parties for new artists and well known artists and provide an awesome venue for new bands and recording artists. The d.j. booth was cool!
They had a lounge area for relaxation and whatever.....Reading the latest music magazines, maybe?
It was just a very cool place with a very cool atmosphere! Bet this place really rocks when there's live music!

And here's another cool place in Goshen...The South Side Soda Shop. It's really old inside, but it's really great..a throwback to the old soda fountain shops we knew as kids. They've got homemade sandwiches, salads and desserts. They've got 50 varieties of pies...The shop was visited by the Food Network's Guy Fieri, the host of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives awhile back. Fresh seafood is delivered weekly, so they have a seafood fest that's famous on their menu and on the show, they featured S.S.S.'s chili, seafood fest, Swedish limpa bread--whatever that is! and Philly cheesesteak.

It's a very old decor inside, nothing special, but it's like sitting in a diner from the '50's. The waitresses are great, and the owner greets his long time customers by name and asks about their health. Just a neat blast from the past...We really enjoyed our visit today, and highly recommend South Side Soda Shop.
Getting close to the time to turn in our Tiffin Phaeton, one more day, and we will be dropping it off at the RV dealership next door, and heading home to Florida......Until later.....


  1. Thanks for taking us around your old neighborhood, soon you will be back south and can tour us around there.

  2. We hit all those places. Had a great meal at South Side.

  3. We missed both of these when we were there. Amazing how much there is to see in any one area. Added to our list for our next visit out that way.

  4. If you are still in the Goshen area be sure to visit the candy shop in Wakarusa. The giant jelly beans are great!

  5. We will have to check out the soda shop on our next visit to Elkhart. It looks like our kind of place.