What makes the Bel-Loc Diner’s milk shakes the best in town comes down to one word: tradition. Big mounds of ice cream are scooped into a stainless-steel container as foundation, followed by a liberal amount of whole milk from those upright, stainless-steel dispensers that used to populate elementary schools and seem to operate on some supersecret 1950s technology that that keeps milk super-duper cold without freezing it. Then, if you’re going the chocolate route—and we seriously recommend going there—they add enough chocolate syrup to choke a pony. Slide the whole unblended goodness onto one of those old-fashioned vertical shake-erator blenders, and in a few moments, presto—one fabulously thick, supercold, and lusciously whipped chocolate brain bomb (beware the urge to inhale the whole thing in less than a minute). And at only $2.95, such nostalgic soda-fountain goodness comes with a price affordable enough to buy one for yourself and your sweetheart—because who wants to share?