Thursday, October 7, 2010

Durham: Cookout's life-changing milkshake

So, it's 7:42am, our shuttle isn't leaving for campus until 8, and I'm sitting in the Hilton lobby trying to fend off a questionable throat by drinking fluids like a [thirsty] madwoman.  The logical thing to do is, of course, to post about the awesome milkshake I recently had.

I have C(S) to thank for this one, because as someone who spent 4 years at Duke, she was an excellent resource for Where To Eat in Durham.  Granted, I didn't have the time or transportation means to make it to most of the places she recommended, but I did walk straight to Cookout as soon as I checked in on Tuesday evening.  I ordered an oreo milkshake, which came with both a straw and a spoon.  My first thought was, "It's a milkshake; why give me a spoon?  Such a waste of utensils."  But I was just naive, because the straw proved to be relatively ineffectual.

This is the kind of milkshake in which a straw or spoon can easily remain standing.  It was wonderful.  Plus, the bottom of the cup had a layer of Oreo cookie crumbs in it, which made me happy (because I like Oreo cookies but not the disgustingly synthetic cream that is normally found between them).

To follow, I had (not from Cookout) some halibut, mashed potatoes, and steamed broccoli.  But the milkshake was way better.