Food Stuff

Illustration By Conrad Garcia

Surprisingly, Bill Clinton’s new memoir does not reveal his assessment of Rio Linda’s Archway Frosty, which the then-president visited in 1995 after a tour of local flood damage. The business, which has had some ownership changes, is now known as . We pulled into the grim parking lot and rested our arms on the counter where the president ordered a bowl of chili. The building, which is 40-something years old, is painted a patriotic red, white and blue. The current owners were aware that Clinton had visited, but they did not even possess a photo memorializing the historic event. We skipped on the presidential chili (never one of the menu’s strengths, according to locals) and ordered the Rio Linda Special: a double cheeseburger, crinkle-cut fries and a medium soft drink for $4.79. We thoroughly enjoyed the burger, which was a stately four inches tall. Frosty USA is tangible proof that America truly is a land of possibility. .