I am beyond excited to try out this new Cole Valley gem: The Ice Cream Bar (815 Cole Street, San Francisco, CA). This soda fountain and ice cream shop is a art deco lovers delight with 1930's vintage touches. Sit at the bar and watch mixologists make made-to-order sodas, milkshakes and floats just as they were made back at the turn of the 20th century (long before the soda fountain era of the 1950's that everyone associates with milkshakes and poodle skirts). Along with shakes and malts, this menu will feature phosphates, crushes, lactarts, and panaceas. Never heard of them? Now it's time to try. The Ice Cream Bar opened on Saturday so you have no excuse not to try these tasty treats.