Friday, June 23, 2017

• Wildomar Rap Tip of the Day

Fellow Rotary member Allen Montemagno (the "G" is silent) tipped me off to a great bargain in town regarding a midday special at Yellow Basket. 

He was telling me that you could get fries and a shake for a dollar apiece, after lunch and before dinner. I was a bit skeptical, so I nodded with a glassy eyed look and thought nothing more of it.

I'm not usually the type to go to restaurants midweek at that time of day, but today my lovely wife Grace had the day off, and it just so happened to be about 2:00pm, and we were due for a snack.

I'm known for NOT being spontaneous, so imagine the shocked look on her face when I asked if she'd like to see if that special really existed. 
(Score one for Joseph!) ☺
This combo was $2.00, before Jerry Brown added another 16¢, which is still a bargain.
Lo and behold they did have a happy hour special. Fries, sodas and shakes all costing a dollar. We decided to go the cheap route and just get one order of fries and one chocolate shake to share.
Just the right amount to hit the spot when one is feeling a bit peckish.

For us, that was more than enough, though I could see the advantage of getting an order of fries per person if you wanted more than a midday snack. 

As usual, the counter help, and the person that brought the food to our table were very courteous and accommodating. If you've never been inside Yellow Basket, when you go, you have to check out the decor they have. You can tell that the owners have pride in their business.

When I was a kid I could easily have downed that shake myself in under 10 minutes, but now that I'm an old man, we couldn't even get through half of it as a team. 
(We took the rest home and put it in the freezer for a treat later in the evening).
Next time I bet she'll be bringing her Boba straw.

It was good tasting and very thick. We ended up using a spoon. Either bring your own larger capacity straw or be ready to take your sweet time with it... which is really the way a milkshake should be consumed anyway. 
They have chocolate, strawberry, vanilla and cinnamon flavors to choose from.

When we were about done I gave the waitress a Wildomar Rap card and told her that I was going to spread the word about their Happy Hour Special. A few moments later the owner, Tom Boussiacos, came out to say "Hi".

He remembered me from last year when Councilmember Bridgette Moore hosted Ashley Fox as Mayor for a Day, and I tagged along so that I could report on it.

Funny thing is, I'd just had two big spoonfuls of chocolate shake, and as we chatted —for a moment— my eyes started to water as I was fighting off a brain-freeze. 

Thankfully I managed to stave it off with dignity. ☺
Not saluting, just checking to see if my brain was still on board on the way out.

I'm not sure how long this special is going to last, but seems like a terrific Summer treat that you might want to give a try.

Hey, if you have bored kids in the middle of the afternoon and want to get them out of the house for a bit, seems like a no-brainer (if there was a pun in there, it was intended). ☺

If you don't know where Yellow Basket is, it's near Barons Market and Stadium Pizza on Clinton Keith. (32250 Clinton Keith Rd, Wildomar, CA 92595)

Just an FYI, this was just a fun blog, about a good deal, from a local business with a community minded owner. I wasn't compensated for this... but I'm thinking I could have made a pretty cool promotional video for YB if they wanted one.
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They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games.

– Casey Stengel

Wildomar Rap see's nothing wrong with compromising here by combining the two... but instead of whiskey, opt for vodka.


  1. Looks like I need to drop on by some afternoon.

    1. We enjoyed it, and bet you will too! :)


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