Today Jackson took a little road trip into Center City, Philadelphia!
Jackson loves car trips!
He sits on my lap and stares out the window the whole time. I think he is on the lookout for other puppies to make friends with!
I’m pretty sure he’s in the zone!
It was a pretty nice day out, so fiancé and I (along with pup-master) headed down to the city to walk around and grab some eats – We ended up at Franklin Square! I have driven by this area many times, but never stopped by myself! I was excited to check it out!
Franklin Square is a fun little area to walk around or hang out in!
It’s got some fun entertainment! I totally want to come back here and play mini-golf one day! The course features Philly landmarks. It looks like it would be lots of fun to play.
There is also a carousel, which tons of kids were loving riding today!
Aside from the mini-golf and carousel, there is a big fountain in the middle of the square! So pretty!
Me and my Jersey boys walked around for a bit and took in the sights.
After we checked out the area, we set our sights on lunch! I must admit, I was planning on coming down to Franklin Square with the sole purpose of eating lunch here – At SquareBurger!
SquareBurger is the brain child of Stephen Starr, who is the owner of Starr Restaurant Organization, which houses some of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. I was so excited to check out the Stephen Starr “fast food” joint!
I had heard amazing things about the Cake Shake and knew I had to try it for myself when I got there. Before I tell you what’s in it, let me just tell you, it did not disappoint!
Jackson was really excited for me that I finally got the Cake Shake I have been talking about for the past 2 days! He was sick of hearing about it!
He did want to sample some for himself, but I didn’t want to share!
Jackson + Cake Shake + Me = Bliss
It’s pretty much a winning combination!
Aside from the Cake Shake, fiancé and I each got a cheeseburger and fries. They were both pretty good, but possibly a bit overpriced ($4.50) and it was a little small – not that I needed a bigger one, just for the price I thought it would have been larger.
The burger did have this awesome chopped up pickle relish on it which was pretty incredible. I might need to recreate that sauce at home! Yum!
So back to my precious Cake Shake:
This bad boy is part Tastycake Krimpet, vanilla ice cream, butterscotch sauce and whipped cream.
Are you drooling yet?
Do you know about Tastycake? It’s kind of a Philadelphia tradition. They make lots of goodies, nothing very ‘healthy’ but I am a big believer in the occasional splurge! It was well worth it!
Have you ever thought about putting a “cake” in your milkshake?! Such a good idea! What else could we put in there!? Any good ideas?
While I was on cloud 9 enjoying my Cake Shake, Jackson was on a mission to eat all the rouge French fries on the ground! I don’t feed him human food, except for the occasional piece of veggies or fruit, but it was all about the fries today!
When I picked him up when we were leaving the park, he had French fry breath! Bad boy!
It was a nice day to enjoy the city. I love lazy weekends, especially when they are complete with burgers, fries and a shake!
I totally want to come back and get this treat for my birthday!
PS – Check out the awesomely massive straw! It’s huge! I fit my pinky in it! It’s a pretty good idea to make straws bigger for milkshakes! Why didn’t I think of that??
Have you ever been to a Stephen Starr restaurant?