Monday, February 01, 2010

Shake Shack (New York, NY)

Woohoo, time for another New York post! We'll get to all of them... eventually.

First up, Shake Shack!

We arrived at Madison Square Park about 10 minutes before Shake Shack opened, as we feared a line-up. We were the second people in line.

While we waited, a celebrity sighting! Gilbert Gottfried and his family were there. Finally, Shake Shack opened and we placed our order.


The ShackBurger had "American cheese, lettuce, tomato and Shack sauce." We opted for the single patty version.

The bun was soft and had a yellowish tinge. According to their website, it's a potato bun. I really liked the bun, actually. The burger was pretty good. It was a good size (not gigantormous) with a fair price. The ingredients were good and the burger was made well. See, the patty was even a little pink, still.

Frozen Custard on Cone

before and after

Since they seemed to make a big deal out of their "frozen custards" -- that is, ice cream -- I decided to order one.

It was a hot day and as you can see, the frozen custard suffered. But, I did a little "food styling" -- that is, licking, haha -- and the cone looked much better. But, I still had to eat it pretty much before I finished my burger.

The frozen custard was all right: it was good, but nothing to shout about.

All in all, a nice meal.
(Actually, it was breakfast for us that day.)

Shake Shack
New York, NY
Visited in August 2009

We ate all the food below -- and more -- in 4 days! Insane. See how: NYC Eating Extravaganza (August 2009)

[eatingclub] vancouver in New York
Rice to Riches
Shake Shack
Grom Gelato
Bleecker Street Pizza
New York Burger Co.
Artichoke Basille's Pizza
Katz's Deli
Lombardi's Pizza
Hummus Place
Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man
Momofuku Ssäm Bar
Amy Ruth's
Taïm Falafel and Smoothie Bar
A Tale of Two Dogs: Gray's Papaya & Papaya King

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  1. I was planning on eating there! Thanks for the virtual tour. I love the ambiance.
    That is indeed one of the more wankerish names for ice cream I've heard :)

  2. Manggy:
    Yeah, being in that park was nice. Haha, "wankerish" is right.

    That rare-ish middle is something those fast food places can never do!


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