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Shake Shack And Big Gay Ice Cream Collaborating (And Not Just In Your Dreams)

CampoutLogoNo, seriously. Shake Shack and Big Gay Ice Cream, two of the most cultishly loved brands in Philadelphia’s (transplanted) restaurant scene, are getting together this week to bid adieu to the flavors of summer–just as the entire edible universe is being taken over by pumpkin-flavored everything.

Sure, they’re saying that this is a welcome to “fall and camping season,” and they’re calling it their Campout Layer Shake, but what we’re talking about here is essentially a drinkable s’more and that sounds pretty summery to us.

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Hey, You Know How You Always Complain About COOK Tickets Being Sold Out…?


One of the biggest complaints about COOK has nothing to do with my constant (and HILARIOUS) excoriations of the crowds at Open Stove for not loving Barfly and Strange Brew (two of the best drinking movies EVER), but the fact that tickets for the best classes are often sold out before most people even get a chance to register (hence our monthly sneak preview posts).

But now, you all have nothing to complain about. Because right now, there are some awesome September classes that still have seats available because, you know, its the end of summer and kids are going back to school and people have other things to worry about than getting the chance to talk about ice cream (and other desserts) with the guys from Big Gay Ice Cream.

Anyway, here's the good stuff that COOK has left right now:

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Six Best Frozen Sweets to Eat Right Now

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Big Gay Ice Cream
It’s all delicious, though the Salty Pimp, with dulce de leche and sea salt, is the one people talk about — as they should. 521 South Broad Street, Bella Vista, 267-886-8024.

Best Ice Cream Sundae in Philadelphia

Franklin Fountain’s Mt. Vesuvius
Chocolate or vanilla ice cream studded with brownie “boulders,” hot fudge, malt powder and whipped cream. Michelle Obama can wait only so long before declaring war on this caloric eruption. 116 Market Street, Old City, 215-627-1899.

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