I got a wonderful going away present today from a rather unexpected source—Shake Shack's Jonathan Vandegrift. As an apology for Monday's custard debacle, Vandegrift personally delivered three pints of sweet corn custard to the Serious Eats office today—even though it's Wednesday and therefore technically Mint Honeydew day (yum).
Some people may say that Shake Shack was trying to preserve their web reputation—webputation?—but I'd like to think they just felt bad that I got drenched. Either way it was ridiculously generous—and the custard was really good. Instead of being overpoweringly sweet or corn-flavored, it channeled a kind of creamed-corn subtlety which worked perfectly with the custardy texture. It reminded me of my favorite college dining hall's corn casserole, whose brunch-perfecting amazingness you will just have to take my word for.
In any case, it was the perfect end to an internship that's been full of both kind people and tons of good food. Thanks, Shake Shack!
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