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Gilchrist: Restaurant Showcase


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Jody and owner Leon Rosato run Gilchrist in Mountain Brook. Photo by Madoline Markham.

Gilchrist is home to many memories. Drinking a limeade or milk shake at the counter. Picking out a candy bar with your grandmother. Getting a snack with friends after school and putting it on your own tab. Stopping by on a visit home from college before you even go to your house. Sitting in the same seat you sat in for a milkshake 60 years ago. Grabbing a table during the lunchtime rush.

Established in 1928, the old-fashioned drug store sandwich counter now welcomes a fourth generation of customers.

“It’s kind of like going to lunch with your friends every day,” owner Leon Rosato said. He said he loves talking to people while he makes sandwiches at the counter. Continue reading