Burgers: Great Shakes
Even though that old standby, Steak ‘n Shake, has been pairing, well, steaks and shakes for more than 80 years, the latest wave of burger joints has reintroduced milkshakes and house-made custard to a new generation.
The Chocolate “To Dive For” at Cowfish, (right) a vanilla shake spiked with chocolate shavings and Amaretto and Godiva liqueurs, appeals to the adults in the burger-munching crowd.
BurgerFi’s super-thick custard shakes (bring your own really big straws) include peanut butter and red velvet options.
Burger 21 selections include Bananas Foster with actual bananas (above) and a coffee-rich Ybor City Double Espresso.
Cheeburger Cheeburger claims more than 1 million combinations on its shake menu, with options like blueberry cheesecake, peanut butter and jelly, and chocolate-covered pretzel.
Wahlburgers prefers the Boston nomenclature: frappé, with chocolate mint and chocolate strawberry among the house-made ice cream variations. Plus vodka-spiked varieties.
The salted caramel shake at Smashburger is loaded with Häagen-Dazs ice cream.
Shake Shack goes local with their Key Lime Pie Oh My “concrete,” a milkshake/sundae amalgam that blends thick custard with an entire piece of pie from Audubon Park faves P is for Pie.