Thursday, October 30, 2014
Steak 'n Shake Opens in Santa Monica Officially Making It Every LA Transplant's Dream: To Be Bi-Coastal
Edible Skinny was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Grand Opening of Steak ‘n Shake in Los Angeles (the restaurant’s first west coast location) on Monday night!
Both us Thomas Gal’s (Kat & Kelly) have a long history with this now bicoastal chain as it was one of our mother’s favorites when we finally made it “south enough” during our annual Thomas Family road trip from New Jersey to Florida.
For those West Coaster unaware of this 80 year old chain’s origins Steak ‘n Shake was founded in Normal, Illinois in 1934. The “Steak” in Steak ‘n Shake comes from the word “Steakburger.” To prove to his customers that the burgers were prime, founder Gus Belt would wheel in a barrel of round, sirloin, and T-bone steaks and would grind the meat burgers right in front of the guests. And there was born the origin of their famous slogan, “In Sight It Must Be Right.”
And for the Veggie Potato Lover (read moi), Steak ‘n Shake had a bevy of hand cut French Fry choices. You can select from an array including: Parmesan Cheese 'n Herbs, Salt 'n Vinegar or Sea Salt 'n Cracked Pepper (my personal favorite).
So here’s to life being French Fry delicious (without a 20 hour drive)!