Bacon Shake from Wandering Dago
I heard about the shake from a co-worker who accidentally gave me the wrong establishment that made it. He said it was the Brown Bag - which wouldn't have surprised me given the unique items on their menu (ie glazed donut bun, with peanut butter, *bacon*, and a beef patty - if you haven't tried it yet, it's called a South Troy burger and it's delicious).
But, the owner over at the Brown Bag pointed me in the right direction - The Wandering Dago.
Like a good food truckie (dude, I'm not a foodie), I did my research....and harassed them on Twitter, a lot.
Originating in Schenectady, they're at the Riverview Center in Menands a decent amount and go to Troy on a quasi-regular basis for dinner hour and things like Troy Night Out, which is where I finally got to try the bacon shake.
I waited patiently in line, watching the sunset over the Hudson River. I really had a hard time deciding on which of their $5 shakes to try first - there's the Elvis (peanut butter, chocolate, banana), the Reese's (classic PB and Chocolate), and Peanut Butter and Jelly (self-explanatory).
But I wanted to try the bacon one - despite it sounding kinda weird - I had a feeling it would be good. And it was.
The first sip I tasted more vanilla than anything. Then I tasted the savory bacon mixed with the vanilla base. And it was glorious.
I later recommended that they add chocolate to it (while further harassing them on Twitter) and they agreed saying they would add it to the menu, if a good name was decided on. At a bday party that night, friends and I brainstormed - "Dirty Pig" was given (but it sounded a bit too dirty). It was eventually changed to: Muddy Pig. Which the folks at Wandering Dago said they loved.
I have since decided that my ideal birthday lunch this year will be a South Troy burger and the Muddy Pig.
And I repeat: I don't even like bacon that much.
*You can find more information about Wandering Dago here. And, if you like this, you may also like the avocado fries from Slidin' Dirty.*