As excited as I was for the dogs and shrimp, even more intriguing was the promise of West Coast style burgers, a la In-N-Out. If there's anything Serious Eater gets more excited about than INO, it's news to me.
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This tart shake gets its sweetness from frozen strawberries and the floral liqueur Crème Yvette.
Though the version at McDonald's is a bit of a dissapointment, something about Shamrock Shakes captivate me—perhaps I'm just sucker for marketing and/or alliteration—which is why I wanted to make a Shamrock Shake that would live up to the minty goodness I had built up in my mind.
This homemade recipe uses few ingredients and comes together without the corn syrup (high fructose or otherwise) and additives and preservatives included in the real deal. Pleasantly minty and thick enough for quality slurping/straw cloggage, this is a shake that goes down easy.
In the middle of Franklin Square Park, there's a small hut that serves up burgers, hot dogs, fries, shakes, and desserts. It doesn't look like anything special (and if it weren't for an "order" sign you probably wouldn't even know that it served food), but if you read all the press it gets online, you'd swear that Stephen Starr's Shake Shack wannabe, Square Burger, serves up a burger whose creation rivals the invention of sliced bread.