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How Thick Is That Shake?

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How Thick Is That Shake?

lemons | Dec 26, 2011 01:11 PM

In St. Louis, where I am, there's a frozen custard shake called the Concrete that pretty much sets the standard locally for how thick they are; the Concrete is handed to the customer upside down. The DQ Blizzard is modeled on it, and so are the shakes at Danny Meyer's Shake Shack, Meyer being raised here.

I personally prefer them to be thin enough to take through a straw, as one of our best burger joints serves it. I can't get the logic of them being so dense that you, in Joseph Wambaugh's memorable phrase, "have to suck your teeth out" to get them. Is this a localism? Please discuss.

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