Battle of the Dishes

Date Shake Throw Down: Joe's Farm Grill vs. Black Sphinx Ranch

Dates grow abundantly in the Valley, but for most of us, date shakes are synonymous with road trips to San Diego. We stop at Date Land along Interstate 8 to gas up, use a clean gas station bathroom and consume sweet and chewy dates in the only way some of us know how -- through a straw.

Unfortunately Date Land is beyond our daily reach. But there are two places in town that spin up their own versions even better than the original.