A HEAVENLY MILKSHAKE
Is it worth traveling an hour for a milkshake? For #vicequeenkitchen, it certainly is.
A highlight of any excursion to South Miami-Dade is a stop at Robert is Here, a fruit stand the now famous Robert began when he was just six years old in 1959 to sell his father's cucumber crop. The place is a cook's dream, filled with fresh produce, local handcrafted jams, dressings and more for the pantry. I stocked up on banana bread after the beau and I slurped on a luscious, creamy strawberry milkshake and munched on spicy boiled peanuts.
I asked Robert for a smile as he was slicing mangoes for customers to sample. "Better yet, come behind the counter and have him take a photo of you with me," he said.
I hadn't been here in ages. There was a line 50 people deep this Easter Sunday waiting for his world renown milkshakes. I remenber stopping here in the 90s on the way back from day-long fishing trips in the Everglades. The lines were shorter then. Way shorter.
"Did you ever think it'd get like this?" I asked. He smiled again. "The computer exploded. I'm just a guy working."
Humble. Maybe that's why that damn shake is so good.
And worth the wait.
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Here are some #lovefl tweets from our South Dade excursion.