Shake Shack: Taking on the Shack Stack!
Guests of Honor: An entire Flock of Oiselle runners.
It has been a long time since I updated this blog. My apologies, I am going to try and return to updating it regularly.
One of the advantages of being married to someone who honestly believes that there is a real difference between ‘easy’ and ‘hard’ ten mile runs is that I don’t have to spend my time perusing low fat, low calorie, no gluten menus. No offense intended. So when we were invited to a Holiday Cookie party by her running friends we naturally said we would come. When the group decided to head to Shake Shack after I knew just what I was getting.
About the vegetarian burger (called the Shroom Burger). It is a portobello mushroom stuffed with muenster and cheddar cheese then deep fried. It is a vegetarian take on a juicy lucy. It is huge and delicious. And by the way why have vegetarians not been leading off with this!? The Shroom Burger needs to be shouted about from rooftops! This monster veggie patty is a star! This would be the equivalent of the first thing on Usain Bolt’s resume being that he used to dominate at Where in the World is Carmen San Diego back in the day. Sheesh.
The regular Shack Burger is cooked medium. It looks great and it tastes even better. The fact that you can taste this guy at all with that behemoth on top of it is a testimony to just how flavorful the regular Shack Burger patty is. There is a reason why in NYC this place needed a webcam so people could judge how long the waiting line was.
This burger is amazing.
Side: Cheese Fries
Go big or go home. The crinkle cut fries are crisp enough to survive the cheese sauce. That is the key, nothing worse than ending up with some weird cheese and fry combination you can’t eat with your hands.
Drink: Fountain Coke
I was already looking at a very filling order, a shake was out of the question. The cups for the soda are small, but refills are free. If you are ordering takeout maybe pony up for the large.
Damage to Wallet: Around $15
You can definitely feed yourself here for less if you don’t order the most expensive burger on the menu. It’s worth it though.
Verdict: Shake Shack makes awesome burgers. Not really a shocking conclusion. The fact that they invented a vegetarian juicy lucy that I like as much as their awesome burgers sure shocked me. I say give the Shack a shot. I put it on my Burger Bucket List.