Wednesday, December 23 | Submitted by Brett Johnston | Downtown Central
From The Cowboy Carl burger to a boozy milkshake, the News-Leader’s Katie Tonarely and reader Reba checked out the popular new Downtown burger joint Black Sheep in “Dine on our Dime.”
Would you like some Andy’s with your booze? I don’t know how many times I’ve purchased a peanut butter shake from Andy’s and thought, ‘Dang, this would be perfect with some chocolate liqueur.” Hasn’t everyone had that thought? Well, clearly the Jalilis are with me, because when they say burgers and shakes, they mean burgers and boozy shakes, which, let’s be honest, are the best kind of shakes.
Today, I get the Elvis ($5.50), which has Andy’s Frozen Custard, bananas, peanut butter, banana liqueur and chocolate vodka. Reba and I are in the middle of our workday, so we skip the booze and just enjoy the custard flavors. My shake has the distinct flavor I’ve come to crave, like any normal Springfieldian does. Andy’s is unlike anything else on this planet. Mike agrees. “Andy is a good friend,” he says. “He’s got the best frozen custard in the country.” Andy Kuntz, owner of Andy’s Frozen Custard, even helped train Mike and his staff on making the best quality shakes. “He’s very detailed in what he does,” Mike says. “I learned a lot from him. Without him, we couldn’t do shakes as well.” He continues, saying that on the outside shakes appear to be easy, but there’s definitely an art to them that Andy willingly shared with the Black Sheep crew.