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Steak & Shake, The Culinary Hybrid

I’ve always thought it an interesting concept, steak accompanied by a milkshake. It almost sounds like one of those contemporary ideas that have recently been fashioned to push the boundaries of food and drink and re-invent the proverbial culinary wheel. Yet, in actual fact, it’s an almost century old combination that resonates from a gas station in Illinois! (est. 1934 to be precise)

The notion was first brought to the fore by Gus Felt, through the invention of his business, Steak ‘n Shake. Their slogan, ‘In sight it must be right,’ emanated from Felt wishing the meat grinding process and the creation of the steak burgers, to be made visible to his customers. A tactic employed to silence sceptics about the freshness of his produce.

The Steak & Shake is now a world renowned combination and has been brought to Edinburgh through the innovation of Steak on Stones. They’ve stuck to Felt’s motto of ‘In sight it must be right,’ by serving their customers with raw and succulent meat that they can then sear and cook to their own personal perfection on a molten hot lava stone.

Steak n Shake

Can’t handle the heat? Better be inventive with your Milkshake!

To test our customer’s creativity, Steak on Stones challenge them to a weekly milkshake invention test on Twitter: The rules are simple…whoever submits the most inventive and ‘whacky’ milkshake wins a free meal for two at the restaurant. Trust me when I say, there are some Michelangel-esque innovators out there who suggest mental (for lack of a better word) recipes…and we love it!

Tweet us your Milkshake Ideas @steakonstone!

Anyway, apologies; I’ve banged on about my place of work for 2 weeks running so next time I promise to enlighten you about other areas that push the creative boundaries of Scotland’s capital.