'Barefoot Contessa' Visits St. Louis' Crown Candy KitchenTo say Mrs. Garten make a great decision for lunch is an understatement!
Happy National Vanilla Milkshake Day!<div class="basicsection fifty50_rw divider">Many years ago, a drugstore clerk behind the counter of a Chicago store decided to combine a scoop of ice cream with a malted drink. He must have been curious about what could be better than a scoop of ice cream. He found his answer with creating a scoop of ice cream mixed with a malted milk drink and other flavorful ingredients to create what is now known as a delicious milkshake. Today, locals know where to find the best milkshakes in the area. Stop in to enjoy the top milkshakes in St. Louis at these favorite locations for National Vanilla Milkshake Day!</div> <div class="basicsection fifty50_rw divider"> [caption id="attachment_267361" align="alignright" width="300"]<a href="http://cbsstlouis.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/crowncandy300.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-267361" src="http://cbsstlouis.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/crowncandy300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></a> (credit: crowncandykitchen.net)[/caption] <strong><span style="font-size:medium;">Crown Candy Kitchen</span> </strong>1401 St. Louis Ave. St. Louis, MO 63106 (314) 621-9650 <a href="http://crowncandykitchen.net/">www.crowncandykitchen.net</a> Step back in time when you visit this sweet shop that has been part of St. Louis since 1913. It still remains to be the oldest soda shop in the area. Choose from a variety of classic and modern flavors, including a tribute to local radio host Johnny Rabbit that combines banana, whipped cream, nuts and nutmeg. As a bonus, it has always been a tradition that anyone who drinks five malts in 30 minutes gets them free. </div> <div class="basicsection fifty50_rw divider"> [caption id="attachment_267361" align="alignright" width="300"]<a href="http://cbsstlouis.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/fitzrootbeer.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-267361" src="http://cbsstlouis.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/fitzrootbeer.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></a> (credit: fitzsrootbeer.com)[/caption] <strong><span style="font-size:medium;">Fitz’s</span> </strong> 6605 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63130 (314) 726-9555 <a href="http://www.fitzsrootbeer.com/">www.fitzsrootbeer.com</a> Known for its root beer and floats, you will also discover that Fitz's knows how to make a delicious creamy milkshake. Ask for one of the classic chocolate or vanilla malts, or house floats made with your choice of traditional vanilla, chocolate or strawberry ice cream. Or, twist it up by requesting frozen yogurt or coffee ice cream instead. Get a taste of the root beer this place is famous for, mixed into a root beer shake. </div> <div class="basicsection fifty50_rw divider"> [caption id="attachment_267361" align="alignright" width="300"]<a href="http://cbsstlouis.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/teddrewes.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-267361" src="http://cbsstlouis.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/teddrewes.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></a> (credit: teddrewes.com)[/caption] <strong><span style="font-size:medium;">Ted Drewes</span> </strong>6726 Chippewa St. St. Louis, MO 63109 (314) 481-2652 <a href="http://www.teddrewes.com/home/default.aspx">www.teddrewes.com</a> Stop by this St. Louis icon famous for its custard concretes that are so thick you can hold them upside down without even dropping the spoon. Ted Drewes also serves malts and shakes. Perhaps these milkshakes should be called custard shakes, as they are not made with ice cream but are mixed up with thick and rich custard. Choose from more than 30 flavors, including the popular “Root 66” flavor, or go with an all-time vanilla favorite. Either way, on hot summer days or before and after a Cardinals ball game, part of the charm is standing in the long lines of people that line Chippewa Street and sometimes wrap around the building. <em>Related:</em> <a href="http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/top-lists/top-spots-for-cold-treats-in-st-louis/">Top Spots for Cold Treats in St. Louis</a> </div> <div class="basicsection fifty50_rw divider">Click <a href="http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/top-lists/top-milkshakes-in-st-louis/" target="_blank">here</a> for the full list.</div>

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