Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nifty Fifty's

1900 MacDade Blvd at Route 420
Folsom, PA 19033

I went here on a recommendation, and I happened to be in the mood for a good, greasy cheeseburger, and a milkshake. Well, I came to the right place. The place is covered in neon, and looks like you might have gotten there in a Delorean with Doc at the wheel. I like the throwback of the interior, and the fact that all of the (female, thankfully) waitstaff call you hun, and babe. Everyone has always raved about the milkshakes and so I had to go for my traditional favorite the malted black and white. This was the first thing to arrive and it was my favorite item of the day. The make their own icecream there, so you know they are serious. It was served in an old school metal milkshake cup, and was thick, malty and absolutely fantastic. Hands down one of the best milkshakes I have ever had.

Next came the spicy cheese fries, cheese on the side. They use name brand cheese whiz, which is a plus. The spice was even on the fries and was faintly reminiscent of Chickie and Pete's crab fries. The fries themselves, however, were great. They were freshly cut and fried, with the potato skins still on. Although they weren't ultra crispy, they were really good, addictive fries. The cheese starts to thicken quickly once it cools (a property that is unique to brand name whiz), so you must eat quickly.

Next came the spicy onion rings with ranch. They actually just give you a squeeze bottle full of ranch, so there is no running out. Another plus. The rings were good, not necessarily spicy, but tasty, however my threshold for grease was nearing maximum capacity (especially with a milkshake also in the mix).

The burger was up at the same time. I chose "The Whole Shebang" double which included two patties, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and relish.

Here is an upside down version because that is how it was working out for me at the time. It was a good solid flat top grilled burger. I really liked it. Just the right amount of grease, and the pickles and relish were great. Not life changing, but a solid old school burger shack style burger.

As an after thought, there were spicy nuggets involved somehow. I could hardly choke any down, as I was completely stuffed, but they were good nuggets. No processed chicken, just chunks of white meat chicken breast. These were the spicy version, but much like the onion rings, not so spicy. Still good however.

Look at how many toy and candy vending machines they had, and this was only half of them! Awesome. $1 well spent, and 4 rubber wrestlers acquired to round out the trip.

I really, really liked the bike rack out front. I think there will be a group burger and shake ride coming up this spring.

Overall, I really liked it here. I felt like I ate a cement block afterward, but it was worth it. If you want to feel as though you worked up an appetite traveling back through time making sure your parents meet, and battling Bif the local jock, than this is the place for you (please tell me you "got" the Back to the Future references).

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