Drink of the Week: Egg Cream from Miller's East Coast Deli
An egg cream typically contains no more than whole milk, seltzer water, and chocolate syrup, but the blend produces a sweet foamy head that disappears fairly fast. The ones at Miller's come in a pint glass, but that usually doesn't stop us from ordering two, in our minds a necessity to soak up the hearty deli fare.
Incidentally, Wikipedia lists a regional variation called a "San Francisco egg cream," which calls for the addition of hazelnut syrup. The Menupages Find-a-Food feature lists only two places in San Francisco to get an egg cream (Miller's and Home Plate), so where did this supposed S.F. version originate?