The Adult Milkshake at Del Frisco's Grille, Our Drink of the Week!

Say you end up at Irvine Spectrum, hungry on an off night. You decide to check out that place that was formerly a parking lot. No, the other one, the one called Del Frisco's. It's the approachable sibling to the white-linen, fine-dining steakhouse.

Look inside, and the most notable detail isn't the 401-maximum headroom or the excessive use of dangling light bulbs as décor. No, you'll realize it's bro night. The late-30-to-40-something answer to Yard House, minus the smoking patio. Guys seated in large groups after work, swigging wine and commiserating. Like a gender-neutral man cave, but with the option to valet.

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When it comes to grubbing, Del Frisco's serves an updated mix of Americana. There's both a beef and lamb burger listing; flatbreads are served on rectangular planks. Your salad options even include a trendy kale/Brussels sprouts mix. And the bro-dead giveaway is found among the appetizers: cheesesteak eggrolls. Seriously. Tasting way better than it sounds, wrapped and deep-fried meat dipped in sweet oddly works.

Beginning July 17 through July 26, diners ordering any entrée will have the option to order one of Del Frisco's adult milkshakes for $7 (regularly $11). A creamy blend of Creme de Cacao, Nocello walnut liqueur and real vanilla ice cream, it's the stuff cheat days are made of. The mega-sized black straw popped in will get you craving boba. Hey, if this milky deal is in honor of National Ice Cream month, you shouldn't argue; simply enjoy.


Del Frisco's Grille is located at 772 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, (949) 341-0376; www.delfriscosgrille.com.

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A contributing writer for OC Weekly, Anne Marie freelances for multiple online and print publications, and guest judges for culinary competitions. A Bay Area transplant, she graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management from Cal Poly Pomona. Find her on Instagram as brekkiefan.

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