Friday, April 1, 2011

A Quick Sip in the Big 'Burgh- The Milkshake Factory

Before attending my first ever FoodBurgh meetup the other evening, I decided to check out a happy hour of a different caliber.  The Milkshake Factory, located at 1705 East Carson Street in Pittsburgh, has a half off milkshake happy hour every Wednesday from 4-6pm.  When I heard that one of their new milkshake flavors is Carrot Cake, I knew that I would be more than willing to pass up the typical happy hour of cheaper drafts for a unique milkshake experience. ;)

So, here is the lowdown...
I ordered the Carrot Cake milkshake.  As a big fan of carrot cake, this was a no brainer for me.  A creamy mixture of their cake batter ice-cream, actual pieces of carrot cake and cream cheese icing, pecan pieces, carrot slivers topped with whipped cream and a sugar carrot.  If carrot cake isn't your thing, The Milkshake Factory has over 54 other flavors of milkshakes to meet your tastes.

The first thing you notice when you walk through the door is the amazing aroma of chocolate.  (Wait.  I thought this was a milkshake joint??)  It is, BUT they also have an incredible (and pretty massive) selection of chocolates from Pittsburgh-based Edward Marc Chocolatier. 
If you go during happy hour, be prepared for the crowd and the line.  But the wait and claustrophobia is well worth it for the half-priced milkshake yumminess you will get to enjoy in the end. 
There is a $10 minimum required to use a credit or debit card, but they will wave that if you sign up for their FREE Sweet Rewards program
There is not much seating space, so you should probably plan to take your milkshake on the go. 

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