It’s been such a busy weekend, I think a recap is in order. It all started on Friday when our good friends Joe and Lisa wanted to check out Hearth restaurant in the East Village. Oh, you remember we went there 2 weeks ago and wrote this post all about it? Yea so, we went again! The chef’s tasting menu is such a great value. Totally worth every penny. And since we arrived a bit earlier than our reservation, we pre-gamed with a glass of wine at Chef Marco Canora’s wine bar, Terroir, just a couple doors down.
Saturday was filled with getting the vegetable and herb garden ready. That’s never fun. Asheley made the mistake of offering to help. I don’t think she will be offering that up anymore. Many weeds were pulled. Soil tilled. Compost and other goodies added. Oh, and plants planted. That’s actually the fun part.
Asheley and I hosted Mother’s Day this year. I took the opportunity to experiment a bunch of new dishes on my family. Some were successful and thoroughly enjoyed. Others were… well, at least eaten. I’ll be sharing some of those recipes soon (just the good ones, don’t worry).
So you probably want to know about this shake, right? That’s kind of the whole reason for this post. I first heard about the milkshake you see before you from some friends at church. They raved about an awesome toasted marshmallow milkshake they had at this burger joint (no, not THE burger joint, just a burger joint… a burger establishment). Anyway…
I completely forgot all about the shake until one day Asheley and I were eating some of those ridiculously good Cambodian-inspired sandwiches over at NumPang and I peered outside the window from their second-story eating area. Right in my direct line of sight was the awning for Stand 4. Queue light bulb.
We finished up our sandwiches and headed across the street and ordered a Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake to go. People. This milkshake is something special. Definitely in the all-time top 5 milkshakes I’ve had the pleasure of slurping down.
And this is literally the point I quickly went to google the link for Stand 4 to share with you, and what did I find? Stand 4 is closed. CLOSED?! How can this be, when just a few weeks back I was enjoying what I was planning to be a long and lasting relationship with said milkshake!
I was going to erase this post completely and not even bother sharing something with you that was no longer attainable. What’s the use in it. But as my mouse wavered over the delete button, I thought better of it. This toasted marshmallow milkshake deserves better. It’s memory must be preserved in cyberspace. It’s legacy must live on for another day.
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake. Why do the good ones leave us before their time is up? I will miss that taste of marshmallows roasting on the campfire, mixed into that oh so creamy and decadent shake. And those two golden brown marshmallows sitting at the crown of your achievement. They will be sorely missed.
And maybe as a tribute to my friend, the milkshake, I will try to recreate it one day over the summer. Time to go get some tissues. This is a sad day indeed.