SHAKE SHACK - NYC
A Shake Shack burger to New York is like what candy is to Halloween. You think that it’s not that important to complete the experience, but you’re wrong. It’s imperative.
I waited in line at the Shake Shack near Time Square at 11am on a Labour Day Monday. I went expecting no line, I waited for about 40 minutes. Two mid-aged visiting Irishmen stopped and questioned me with the thickest accent known to the Theatre District, “Well, boy, iz ther’ a sale?”. It took me a second, but I confidently said, “Yes, sir!” and went back to drooling over the menu wondering why I just called him sir.
Back to the meat, the Shake Shack burger was a huge surprise. Nothing I expected. You get influenced by all these gourmet Montreal style burgers, you forget what else is possible. The Shake Shack burger’s patty was thick, juicy and red. The cheese was perfectly processed and melted. The lettuce was overly green and the tomatoes so red you worried it might stain. The bread was the best part. The bread was sweet and soft. The Shake Shack sauce and bun quickly reminds you of America’s favourite burger joint, McDonalds. It’s a suped-up version of their cheese burger.
The whole burger melted like a piece of Caramilk sitting on your tongue after a long walk around the block collecting candies.
The burger, fries and shake was about 10 bucks.
Shake Shack in New York City