DO THE MATH, #8, #4, AND #1 -
BSC, CA – If you are anywhere in southern California, you are indoors. It's hot, hot, hot and I don't mean that in an eye candy way. Here in Riverside after a pleasant spring into the first week of the season, it went from the 90s straight into the triple digits. LA was even worse because they had humidity with the heat. [How bad was it? People were driving around in air conditioned cars handing out cold water to anyone outside walking. I know, I was one of those walking.]
One of the tastiest ways to cool off even at the beach is with ice cream, as in a malt or a shake. And when it comes to great shakes, not the DQ ones but the ones that get ranked as great shakes, Palm Springs lays claim to the Number 1 in the land, aptly named what else, Great Shakes. But what's this? I was in Riverside. Another tasty mystery for this 'Lois Lane' to solve.
And the ranking: #1 in California, #4 in America, #8 Worldwide. Not too shabby. In the Riverside Plaza restaurant row, at least three other spots offer shakes and malts, so I was curious as to what makes this shake so great? Make the jump to find the answer.
Next, you need a great menu.
Then a great assortment of real eye candy, especially the old school brands. Where did you park the Oldsmobile?
But wait, there's more. For those who like a soda, a great tasting soda made with real sugar, there is a selection of Virgil's available chilled. Also chilled is a Dole Whip, fully vegan and soooo delicious. It's a whipped pineapple smoothie and featured at places like Disneyland.
When you step out to enjoy the selection you made at the shaded front patio, you realize you're in a great spot to enjoy a shake, a great shake. And it is.