If you happen to be one of our six (killing it) followers on Twitter, you already know how big of a fan we are of Danny Meyer. And when we Tweeted at him, he Tweeted back at us, for his 20,000 followers to see! Biggest day in Chew Haven’s short life so far.
When I walked into Shake Shack at about 6:30 on a Wednesday night, I immediately felt that sense of relaxation that so magically seems to permeate all of Union Square Hospitality’s restaurants. Our food came quickly… and then it went quickly. My major issue with going to Shake Shack is that one minute, I have a beautiful, cheesy, flavorful burger in front of me, and the next, all I have is a paper plate and some wax paper covered in extra ShackSauce. I had the classic ShackBurger, which is a cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, and special ShackSauce. Brian ordered the Shack Stack, which is a cheeseburger topped with a cheesey, fried Portobello mushroom, lettuce, tomato, and ShackSauce. We also of course split cheese fries between the two of us—delicious. The Shack Stack was different, but good. The mushroom added a surprising amount of flavor to the burger, but I wasn’t sure if I would have wanted the taste of mushroom interfering with my perfect-tasting, regular old ShackBurger.
It’s a good thing there is complimentary water at Shake Shack, because those burgers are always pretty salty. Unlike Prime 16, however, they don’t leave you with the immediate feeling of needing to go take a nap/watch movies all night/wait a month to even look at another burger (read: food coma).