Black Tap is ALL That.

Black Tap. Is it expensive? Yes. Is it totally over the top? Yes. Will your kids go flipping bananas if you take them there? Yes. So go once and get it over with. We took the kids for shakes and we split a burger. The kids were so excited to try it that it made it worth the trip to the city, the wait in line and the $15 for the shakes.

These shakes are architectural works of art. They look like something from a Dr. Seuss book; they are large, colorful and, well, teetering. We had one Cotton Candy Shake: a strawberry shake topped with Cotton Candy, clumps of rock sugar and pink & pearl candy balls adhered with frosting–enough to send your kid into a diabetic shock except there’s probably no way for any kid to ever finish it). The Sweet & Salty has chocolate pieces & peanut butter cups adhered with chocolate frosting on the rim and is topped with a sugar daddy, pretzel rods, chocolate covered pretzel, whipped cream & chocolate drizzles. And lastly, the Brooklyn which is all things chocolate. The burger was pretty darn good too! ($15-18)

3 locations: Black Tap: 529 Broome Street, 248 West 14th or 136 West 56th Street.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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