MEATPACKING DISTRICT — Bubby's High Line is set to start slinging old-fashioned sodas and sundaes — and they're giving away free ice cream, sodas and sundaes to mark the new menu.
The cafe at 71 Gansevoort St. is adding a soda fountain next week and will celebrate by giving out free ice cream, sodas and malts on April 15.
The one-afternoon-only giveaway, which runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, will toast the new soda fountain menu, which will allow customers to create their own sundaes, shakes, malts and sodas from 15 syrups syrups and a multitude of toppings.
The sundaes typically cost $4 per scoop plus $1 per topping. Among the delicacies on the menu include sundaes like the Fred and Ginger, a decadent concoction of vanilla and chocolate ice cream and caramel, chocolate and cherry syrups sprinkled with gingersnap crumbs, or the Canadian, made of vanilla ice cream, maple walnuts, toasted salted walnuts and maple syrup.
There's also the Berry My Heart, with strawberry ice cream, raspberry and blackberry syrup, crushed raspberries and blackberries, topped with gingersnap crumbs, and the Elvis Banana Split: vanilla ice cream, peanut syrup and a banana coated in caramel and chocolate cookie crumbs.
The restaurant's coffee bar and takeout area will remain open and will continue to serve breakfast items like homemade pop-tarts, muffins and cinnamon rolls, and an array of sandwiches, seasonal salads and soups.
Bubby's High Line, 71 Gansevoort Street, will give away free sodas and sundaes from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 15.