Before I went to see Wolverine last Friday I was in need of some sustenance, so I dropped in at Silly's up on Washington Ave. in Portland. I love Silly's: the atmosphere is friendly and funky; the portions are huge; they have The Best French Fries in the city, and also an impressive beer and wine list for such a little place. Usually I get a felafel wrap but this time I had one thing in mind: milkshakes. Specifically their "What's Shakin' Bacon" milkshake. (I also had a salad so shush.)
The milkshake menu is epic - avocado, coconut, key lime pie, cinnamon, molasses, Tang, Guinness - but I'd been thinking about just this one: peanut butter milkshake with a huge tangle of hot, crispy bacon on top. Pure genius. The shake isn't huge, but it is delicious, and the amount of bacon easily outstrips (haha) any side order you will find at any of the local diners. It's a little expensive ($5) but did I mention how much bacon you get?
I felt a little foolish, eating a milkshake topped with bacon, until I saw another one come out of the kitchen, heading for some other lucky patron, and I remembered that when it comes to bacon, nothing's foolish. Plus, as the restaurant's tagline goes, "As far as we can discern, the universe is a very silly place - A. Einstein."
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