Once again, for the eighth straight year, the sign has gone up at Whitey's Jolly Kone: "Fresh peach milkshakes."
Imagine a visit to peach heaven and how a milkshake would taste there: high-quality vanilla ice cream studded with chunks of fragrant peach, blended into an icy concoction that freezes the throat. To quote the British pop group the Eurythmics, "sweet dreams are made of this."
Each summer, the owners of the landmark drive-in - Steve and Paula Ericson - sell the shakes as fast as they can make them. The secret: tree-ripened freestone peaches from Modesto. From now until around the end of August, they'll serve the area's best peach shake.
"They're going over very well," said Steve on the phone this morning. Years of first-hand experience tell us that's an understatement. Get 'em while they last. Regular, $3.25; large, $3.75.
Whitey's is at 1300 Jefferson Blvd., West Sacramento; (916) 371-3605.