July 2, 2013 / Albuquerque & Santa Fe: As summer heats up, Flying Star Cafe launches its Summer Shakedown. A promotion featuring a classic summer combo, the Summer Shakedown offers guests the option to purchase a creamy milkshake for only $2 with the purchase of any burger. Milkshake flavors include summer favorites – vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, mango, and new this year – mint chocolate chip.

Three new seasonal specials have joined Flying Star Cafe’s menu at the same time. An authentic New York Reuben sports house corned beef and Russian dressing, sauerkraut and swiss cheese, served on fresh Flying Star Bakery marble rye. The Manzano Cristo is Flying Star’s twist on a classic – fresh, thick sliced housemade brioche, shaved ham and turkey, pink lady apples and havarti cheese are seasoned with herb cheese spread and spicy aioli, then toasted. Fresh house raspberry jam accompanies for dipping. Hearty appetites will love Flying Star’s signature generous portions.

The Panzanella Salad complements the enlightened menu Flying Star Cafe debuted in April. Brimming with New Mexico freshness, the Panzanella combines Old Windmill Dairy goat cheese with local baby lettuces, seasonal tomatoes, red bell peppers, cucumbers, sweet basil and capers. In a reinterpretation of a traditional panzanella, this version places wedges of Flying Star Bakery Italian rustic herb baguette on the side. The result is light, lemony and flavorful.

Flying Star Cafe has been recognized for 26 years as a local business committed to New Mexico’s community and economy. With over 18 dishes on the menu that highlight local products and 45 fresh, local veggies and fruits prepared daily, Flying Star Cafe supports many New Mexico farmers, ranchers and food artisans.

Flying Star Cafe’s burgers are 100% New Mexico beef sourced from 7 local ranches. We invite you to choose from our list of options from the Blues Burger to the ABC Patty Melt and taste the difference of a fresh, local burger. Make it a Summer Shakedown by adding a $2 shake through September 10.