There's nothing quite like a good ol' shake as a great meal replacement option, or something to start your day instead of coffee, maybe something great after a hard workout. Did you know there's a new local business to support and get your shakes from?

After months of driving past only to see a "coming soon" sign, we finally saw yesterday that Simple Shakes in New Hartford was open. Apparently, they've been open for a while now and we truly had no idea.

According to their website, all of their shakes are made fresh with whey protein and oats. There's plenty of options on their menu, including strawberry banana, Poppy's peanut butter, mango madness, raspberry red, and so many others.

Simple Shakes opened their doors officially back in September, but have closed temporarily a few times since then due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find them at 1720 Burrstone Road, New Hartford, across from Dunkin Currently, their hours are Monday through Friday open 7am - 6pm, Saturday open from 8am - 2pm and closed on Sundays.

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Now more than ever, it's super important to shop local. Go check them out and let us know your thoughts!

New Retro Burger Joint Opening in Downtown Utica

If you love burgers, fries and milkshakes, you're about to have a new favorite restaurant in Downtown Utica.

The menu for Rick's Famous Juicy Burgers includes several made from scratch items, like hand-cut french fries and fresh daily ground beef. The quality of the food is meant to mirror that of Ocean Blue Restaurant and Oyster Bar while providing a new option to compete with McDonald's and Five Guys in terms of price range.

The idea is to offer a burger, fries and a drink — they also offer chicken and hot dogs — in the $10 to $12 price range.

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