I knew when I came down here that one thing that would be increasing was my visits to new restaurants. The good thing about that is even if they were chains they would still be new to me. There are so many chains down south that we didn't have in Iowa. So with that being the case then that also gives me the opportunity to share my experience with you all. Or should I say my critique?
Elijah suggested Brahms when we were trying to find some place to get ice cream. I would have been fine with good ol' fashioned Dairy Queen. Especially since there is one right around the corner from the house. Until Elijah informed me that it's nearly the only one in McKinney. Which would explain why it's always packed. And I wanted to try new things anyway so Brahms it was.
I was looking for something they had closest to the Blizzard. I think it was the Mix? Only I didn't see any flavors I liked. And of course they didn't have that infamous caramel candy apple shake that I've been trying to find ever since Kool Moo. Therefore, I decided to play it safe and go with a regular strawberry shortcake. With nuts. And caramel. EXCELLENT choice. The ice cream itself didn't taste a whole lot different than any other vanilla ice cream I've had (with the exception of Blue Bell) but the combination of all of that with the nuts was AMAZING.
Brahms also had a regular food section must like DQ has. Their new 4 cheese burger looked good in the picture which was good enough for me. I swear that joint was up faster than a McDonald's order. Was it already ready in the back and they just nuked it? I really should have paid closer attention. Whatever the case, it was tastier than I expected. It reminded of a large version of a slider burger. Without the slider burger effect. It may have been the 4 different types of cheeses helping it out though.
But it was that strawberry shortcake that really got me. I've already been back there again for more. I need watch it or I'll be as big as a house. Between that and Blue Bell ice cream, I'm going to end up as big as a house if I don't watch it. And this only one of a few different restaurants I have to report on. And this is only the first week here.