Dairy Treat

Dairy Treat

It’s Summer time and that means ice cream. In Grand Haven, a lakeshore tourist community, that means you have plenty of choices. Today I’m talking about the Dairy Treat – at the request of my special guest requester – Brian.

Of all the gastronomic delights available, Brian had a hankering for a Rock Pile Shake. He said it was kinda like a blizzard but better.

When I arrived at the window I saw the slogan, “Home of the Rock Pile Shake”. I was pretty geared up! You get a choice of peanuts or pecans. Brian asked for peanuts so that’s what I got. I didn’t know what else might be in there and I don’t mind the adventure of an unknown. Brian hasn’t ever steered me wrong before, so I received my first Rock Pile with salivary glands at the ready.

There were strawberries clearly visible. I like strawberries. I like ice cream, I like peanuts, what could go wrong? (see my food rules for examples of what could go wrong)

I like bananas, but not really in things. This was a banana split in a blender. I ate the whole thing anyway just because I love Brian so much and wanted to honor his food request.


Brian also wanted me to visit Butch’s Beach Burritos (next blog post coming soon). I had to ask him if I should be worried about finding a banana covered in salsa hiding in there.

… maybe it’s just me.

PS – got something you want me to eat and blog about? Add your comment and let me know!

Brian Atkinson

Brian is an international and inspirational speaker, consultant, and voice artist. Brian has served as the Director of Digital Communications at American Bible Society, and the Director of Digital Media at The Bible Gateway (Gospel Communications International). He has worked as a communications director, technology manager, church-planter, radio announcer, welder, and ice cream man. He has a lot of t-shirts.

2 Comments on “Dairy Treat

  1. First, let me state my extreme gratitude for venturing out to get a Rock Pile for me.

    I’m struggling to understand what’s not to love about the Rock Pile. In a close review of the Brian-Food Food Rules, I don’t see where the Rock Pile caused any violations. I’m right there with you on anything flavored with banana (truly worthy of a “nasty” rating). But small pieces of real banana used to accent a mixture of ice cream, strawberries, and nuts is something altogether different (and delicious, I might add).

    While I’m saddened that it wasn’t an enjoyable experience for you, I cannot apologize for the recommendation. I think this one is as your tag line suggests, just you. :-P

    Anxiously awaiting the Butch’s review …

  2. Okay – I’ll make this easy. Since you’re now in Grand Haven, I’d like a blog about Fricano’s Pizza Tavern (1400 Fulton St.).

    There are three requirements to this – one, you must go on a Friday or Saturday evening between 6:30pm and 8:30pm (and it shouldn’t be raining). Two, you must order a pizza (duh). Three, express your blog in regards to the pizza coupled with the atmosphere.