Looking for a spooky treat this Halloween? If you happen to be in or near Philadelphia you are in luck. The staff at Joe's Steaks & Soda Shop has mixed up some specialty seasonal milkshakes you don't want to miss!
Walking into Joe's Steaks & Soda Shop is like taking a step back in time to a 1950's soda shop. This place - previously known as "Chinks" - has been a Philadelphia institution for over 64 years. While the mouth-watering Philly cheesesteaks may be the main attraction, Joe's also serves an assortment of ice cream sodas, egg creams and milkshakes made with a secret method to make them extra think and delicious.
To commemorate all things spooky, the October specialty shake is the Haunted Forest. This frighteningly decadent creation is made with limited edition Turkey Hill Deep Dark Chocolate ice cream - a robust combination of dark chocolate ice cream and dark chocolate slivers - mixed with milk and topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and Halloween sprinkles. You won't need to go Trick or Treating for candy after slurping up this monster!
Also for the week of Halloween, October 27th to November 2nd, Joe's is offering an extra special Candy Corn milkshake made with house-made candy corn ice cream and topped off with whipped cream and crushed candy corn. (Your dentist will love this one!)
All milkshakes are $4.50 and a dollar off on Monday's. This year Halloween falls on Thursday - known as Thirsty Thursdays at Joe's - where you can pair your shake with a small cheesesteak for just $9 or with a large for $11.
I say forget roaming the streets bag in hand looking for treats, wear your costume to Joe's and order a monster shake!
Located at 6030 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. (215) 535-9405.