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Wapakoneta’s Moon Menu Trail

Neil Armstrong’s hometown is serving up a galaxy of space-themed food and drinks between now and Aug. 1. Here’s a preview of three of them. 

Blue Moon Sundae • Max’s Dairy
This treat mixes a scoop of blue Cookie Monster ice cream with vanilla soft serve, hot fudge and marshmallow sauce topped with whipped cream and a tiny American flag. Pam Walker, co-owner of Max’s Dairy, says the soft serve mimics a cloud. “And the blue hard-dip ice cream [is] like a blue moon coming through.” 901 Bellefontaine St., Wapakoneta 45895

CinnaMoon Pancakes • Lucky Steer Restaurant
With a cinnamon glaze creating crater-like shapes all over its surface, this dish’s popularity has soared since March. “We started offering it, and it just took off like wildfire,” says Stefanie Holtz, owner of Lucky Steer Restaurant. It’s now part of the permanent menu.1381 Bellefontaine St., Wapakoneta 45895, luckysteer.com

Starry, Starry Night Fudge • Cloud 9 Cafe
Sarah Beth Wilcox’s favorite painting is Vincent van Gogh’s “The Starry Night,” so she wanted to re-create it on a slab of chocolate fudge. “A friend of mine is a painter and he agreed to do it,” says Wilcox, owner of Cloud 9 Cafe, “It’s half a brownie pan and weighs 2 1/2 pounds.” 102 W. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta 45895

To learn more about moon menu locations, visit firstonthemoon.org.