Saturday, March 29, 2008

Shake Shack

Wednesday evening, 7pm, 60 degrees. The first warm night of the spring seemed to me to be the perfect time to try out the much talked about (by Captain Carnivore and others) SHAKE SHACK burger stand.

Located in Madison Square Park and owned by NYC restaurant guru Danny Meyer, the Shack is known for awesome 4oz sirloin and brisket burgers, shakes and custard. Diners sit outside, under strings of twinkle lights…and heat lamps when it’s cold.

The wait can be lengthy, ours was reasonable at 30 minutes, but let me tell you the wait was worth it!! The veggie option is a battered and fried portabello mushroom stuffed with cheddar and muenster cheese. Placed atop a bun with special sauce tomato and lettuce, it definitely ranks in my top 5 of veggie burgers…EVER:-) Captain Carnivore says the crinkle fries could be better. Perhaps a bit, but Heather and I loved them—well salted, hot, delic!

As an aside, yes you read correctly, 2 of my favorite New Yorkers, Matt and Heather finally met. As expected, a bit of healthy (if a bit over the top) sparring went on over the Yankees versus Mets. Think I’ll have to keep them away from one another if either team makes the playoffs!

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, can we please go there when I am in town and get a hot dog?? mmmm. my mouth is already watering!

AB

2:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People - LA is hamburger capital of the country. When are you coming to visit? J.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little cross-blog communication here---

Erica-Thank you for the Geneva tips. They look great. We had a nice day and a 1/2 in Paris and took the train to Geneva this afternoon. We'll head out into the town in earnest tomorrow.
Dave, Lisa & Ellie

8:37 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Hi AB, yes, we'll put it on your list...maybe the Dosa man for lunch and Shake Shack for dinner:-)

Hi J, Captain Carnivore is dying to try In-And-Out Burger. We are just waiting for a couple things to fall into place and then we can't wait to plan a trip West.

Hi Uncle Dave, Have fun in Europe. I am most envious!!! I recommend a fondue dinner if you get a chance.

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erin,

Last night we did have a fondue dinner. It was great minus the smoakers at the next table, although the caprese salad was even better. Tonight we had a wonderful dinner with some Danes. We brought up our fondue dinner and one of them said, "oh, you had some boiled fat for dinner? " That is sadly true but made for a great laugh at dinner. Take Care, D, L & E.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

fondue, boiled fat? I don't think so! How about warm cheesy goodness:-)

Glad you are having fun. Swiss, Danes, being mistaken for an Aussie in France. How very international:-)

2:08 PM  

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