What better way to spend a rainy Sunday night in Springfield than ordering an embarrassing amount of food at downtown hotspot, Black Sheep: Burgers & Shakes? We’ve been dying to try Black Sheep ever since they opened in November. The decor is trendy and upscale without being pretentious. We love the bright teal chairs perfectly paired with the wood panels and brick.
For this shoot we asked our two favorite gingers, Megan Kennedy and Nigel Kindrick, to model some understated date looks and join us for dinner.
Who can say no that?!
The whole vibe of the restaurant is warm and inviting. Their open kitchen means we get to see the chefs at work and smell the food as it’s being prepared. Totally intimate. We started off with shakes and ordered Megan the Purple Haze milkshake. Because DESSERT FIRST.
All of their shakes are made with Andy’s Frozen Custard because this place doesn’t mess around. It’s made with homemade blackberry pie and wait for it…BLACKBERRY MOONSHINE.
This is not a drill. Boozy. Milkshakes.
Nigel ordered “The Boss” made with chocolate syrup, Oreos, frozen custard, and chocolate vodka. We’re pretty sure this is what heaven tastes like.
For burgers, we wanted everything there is to love about a great burger in one big food coma experience. So, messy. We ordered them the Yankees Reuben and the Cowboy Carl. Their take on a reuben adds their signature “baaahd sauce”. Don’t ask us what’s in it. We only know that it was damn good.
The Cowboy Carl doesn’t look like it should be eaten by ordinary humans. It’s gigantic. They start with a 4 oz. patty and add smoked brisket, white cheddar cheese, candied bacon, pickles, and spicy fried onions. Then they top it off with BBQ sauce.
If you want a little something less bloody, try one of their salads aptly named after Meatloaf songs. Their “will you love me forever” adds avocados, candied bacon, feta, pepperoncini, olive tapenade, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette to iceberg. We’re into it.
Black Sheep is the perfect dinner spot to get together with the friends who you trust enough to get gross in front of. It’s delicious and pretty, and they’re usually rocking a pretty solid soundtrack to keep the energy up. We definitely heard some Ted Nugent and a little Kiss. No complaints here.
Go get a burger.
11am – 10pm Monday – Wednesday, and 11am – 12am Thursday – Saturday. Catch ‘em on Sunday from 11am – 9pm. Brunch is the most important meal of the day after all.