Steak 'n Shake
As children of the East Coast, we are unaccustomed with the upscale fast food burger joints that populate other portions of the country. It seems that while we were spending our Osh Kosh days at McDonald's and Wendy's, our friends in the other parts of the country could be found at the likes of In-N-Out, Steak 'n Shake, and other restaurants that use only the letter N as a conjunction.
|The N Stands for "Needs More Napkins"|
|The Soul Benefit of West Coast Living|
|So, What Is This? Rib-Eye on a Bun?|
|For the Record, Her Ruse Did Not Work|
|Our Milkshake Brings All the Steaks to the Yard|
"I love mayonnaise," she comments later. "What was I thinking?"
Clearly, we are not from the Midwest.
|And Clearly, We Still Have Trouble with Napkin Use|
|R2D2 Soda Machine|
|It Is Only By the Grace of the Steak 'n Shake Gods That We Managed This|
|And Also, Fill Your Fries to the Top. Just Sayin'|
The milkshake is so thick that it is served with both a straw and a spoon. Covered in a fair amount of whipped cream and topped with a cherry, it is tasty and sweet, but certainly no better than other milkshakes we've had (including those at our own childhood version of Steak 'n Shake, the esteemed McDonald's).
|Pretty Pretty Please with a Cherry on... Well, Not Quite the Top|
|Rather Small Spoon Circumference Considering the Milkshake, No?|
|Bet You Can't Eat Just One|
|Thank You For the Lack of Unnecessary Sesame Seeds|
|Thanks for the Green, Steak 'n Shake. Makes Us Feel Healthy|
|We Prefer Food Wrapped in Paper and Styrofoam|
|Burger Performing the Slip 'n Slide (Get It with the 'N?)|
|You Belong With Me, Indeed|
"Look, if the bellhops love it, you know it must be good," Ginger reasons, and Vodka is too tickled by the fact that Ginger has pulled the word "bellhop" out of a 1957 vocabulary book to concentrate on the contents of her statement.
When Vodka manages to pull herself together, we walk out onto the sidewalks of midtown, and she comments, like a true overeater, "I'll definitely come back here. Maybe tomorrow."
And with that, two new Midwesterners by way of Manhattan are christened, Steak 'n Shake-style.
Steak 'n Shake's Steakburger and Vanilla Coke: 5 stars*
*Certifiable Best Thing We Ever Ate