Limeades, like people, have distinct personalities. They can be tart or sweet, sour or bitter. Topsy's gets it just right, though. First of all, Topsy's uses crushed ice, which makes the drink sound wonderfully slushy (crushed ice doesn't clank distractingly, as cubes do). After squeezing the juice of half a lime (which they throw into the drink) and adding soda water, the servers top it off with a whole cherry, and the effect is aesthetically pleasing -- the red and the green of the fruit is set off beautifully by the opaque whiteness of the drink and the ice. This frothy concoction tastes of summer and sun, and it's soothing on a hot, humid day. The most appealing thing about getting the limeade, however, is the actual trip to Topsy's, a KC institution. Going into the store and smelling the delicious mix of buttery popcorn, chocolate, and sugar can transport you back to your childhood, when you had to stand on your tiptoes to peer into the ice cream case.