Halo Burger's Boston Cooler gets notice in
FLINT, MI -- When a Huffington
Post associate editor wrote about Michigan's love of
Vernors this week, she couldn't finish the story without
a tip of the hat to Halo Burger's Boston Cooler.
Rebecca Orchant, associate editor of Taste at the Huffington Post, says Vernors owes a debt of gratitude to Flint's contribution to the golden-colored soda's success.
"When I asked a few of my favorite Michigan expatriates what the world needed to know about Vernors, the answer was nearly unanimous: I had to mention both Halo Burger and the Boston Cooler," Orchant wrote. "The Boston Cooler is an ice cream soda variation -- think root beer float, but with ginger ale instead ...
Halo Burger, "a Flint, Michigan burger chain, not only serves Vernors on tap," Orchant continued, "but they also make an extra special Boston Cooler that our ex-pats describe as 'more like a milkshake than a float.' "
Vernors has a rich Michigan history that began in 1866 in Detroit by pharmacist James Vernor, according to Flint Journal files. The Halo Burger in downtown Flint once was a Vernors soda shop, built in 1929 as the Vernor's Retail Store and Sandwich shop.
Next door to the Saginaw Street Halo Burger is a large Vernor's Ginger Ale mural on the Greater Flint Arts Council building painted by John Gonsowski. The mural features the ginger ale's signature gnome mascot.