As a result of this holiday brought to you by the Internet, Fat City is proud to present five options for chocolate milkshakes here in town. If you try them all today, we'll figure out a way to get you a free T-shirt, as that is how food challenges usually work.
5. Blanc (4710 Jefferson) — Shatto milk and Foo's Fabulous custard make an exquisite base. It's got a hefty price tag, but it's worth the extra money. It's also one of the only places in town to get a spiked shake that is more substance than gimmick.
4. BRGR (4038 W. 83rd St., Prairie Village) — There's something about burger joints making a proper shake (you'll find excellent examples of this at Town Topic and Winstead's), but amid all the Oreo, marshmallow and mocha concoctions at the Prairie Village burger joint is a well-balanced black and white, made with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup. Hail to the classics.
3. Fox's Drug Store (10004 E. 63rd St., Raytown) — Milkshakes are meant to take time to sip, and there might not be a place that builds anticipation better than Fox's. The soda fountain setup means you watch your shake being made and simply can't wait for it to arrive in front of you.
2. Harold's Drive-In (1337 Admiral Boulevard) — These are meals masquerading as shakes. The creamy, oversized chocolate milkshakes should be a stop in between whatever errands you're running in the Northeast. Ask for a peanut butter-chocolate version — you won't be disappointed.
1. Murray's (4120 Pennsylvania). This weekend they had peanut butter and fudge among their rotating cast of flavors. In milkshake form, it could hold your spoon upright and still be sucked up a straw — it was the John Henry of milkshakes. Odds are, you've got about two months left before Murray's closes for the winter. Don't spend the whole season with regrets.
Where else are you drinking a milkshake today?