VISIT Milwaukee Blog
| Friday, June 01, 2012
By Zack Zupke
Creative Services Manager
I don’t remember the first time I heard Elvis sing, nor do I remember watching my first Elvis movie - I was probably in my single-digit years at the time. But I do remember that feeling I got when “Jailhouse Rock” would crank out of my uncle’s old-school floor speakers (now we stick buds in our ears – geesh). It made me want to dance and sing (and snarl a little) like Elvis. It made me feel good the way a great song or musician should. I had that same good feeling last week and Elvis was involved once again. “Dead!” you say? “Alive and pelvis swinging at Northpoint Custard!” I say.
Summer was in full swing last Friday when my co-worker Bill and I stopped for lunch at Northpoint Custard - just south of Bradford Beach on Lake Michigan - for lunch. Blue Hawaii skies lingered over beachgoers, bicyclists and a big hunk o’ pink cow-spotted love. Yes, pink cow spots. The Bartolotta Restaurants, owners and operators of Northpoint Custard, will lead a giant fundraising team (more than 500 employees) September 23 in the 2012 Race For A Cure event on Milwaukee’s lakefront. In the meantime, the pink cow spots adorning their custard/burger stand will make thousands think pink.
As we took in a ton of pink, we were also up to our blue suede shoes in burger fumes. Time to order like kings. Bill went with onion rings and the Seagull Burger - sauteed onions and Merkt’s cheddar cheese spread. The manager said he HAD TO have a caramel shake with the Seagull. We had suspicious minds, but Bill figured it was now or never.
I never had a burger with barbecue sauce before, so it was time to try the Q - a quarter-pound burger with BBQ sauce, plus sauteed onions, bacon and cheddar cheese. I added in some tater tots and washed all that goodness down with a Komen-Ade, a huge strawberry lemonade (hot pink in color and one of the best lemonades I’ve ever slurped). All proceeds from the sale of Komen-Ade will be allocated to local Milwaukee clinics to provide life-saving screenings and education to women who wouldn’t otherwise have access to important health services.
Lunching at the lake, sipping lemonade and it all helps people in need. “Could it get any better?” I thought to myself. “Duh, dessert!” myself retorted. Enter Elvis stage left. The “Elvis” is Northpoint Custard’s homage to the king’s tendency to get all shook up when nanas and peanut butter were in the same proximity of one another. They share the same cup in this iconic sundae: heaps of chocolate custard, a dollop of peanut butter, banana chunks, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and, of course, a cherry on top.
Too much? When it comes to Elvis, burgers and frozen custard, it’s not possible. Thank you, Northpoint Custard. Thank you very much.
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