March 14, 2012

Shake Shack: Our first meal in the concrete jungle

We can't believe it either but WE'RE IN NEW YORK CITY!  We're going to be across the country for a few weeks and in one of the greatest cities.  Ever.  And being here in person is freaking amazing.  The two of us are going to eat our hearts out and become big fatties.  But since we're in the city, we'll be walking off all the burgers, cakes, and whatever comes our way!

Actually, today we walked more than 80 streets! And that's not including avenues, getting lost, or back-tracking. 

Our first legit meal in New York was at the famous Shake Shack.  And my god IT WAS GOOD.  We can never look at a burger the same way.  Especially our school's burnt and dry burgers, don't think we could ever eat that stuff again (or even look at's too pitiful.)

We hadn't really eaten all day, so we were starving.  We're very indecisive when we're presented with any type of menu so everything sounded so so good and we were so so hungry.  We ended up getting two different burgers and splitting them: the Shack Burger and the 'Shroom Burger. Plus an order of their fries.

New York is freezing!  We were unprepared for such harsh weather!  The Shake Shack we went to was in Madison Square Park, which is located, well, in a park, which is, well, outdoors.  They did provide four heat lamps but there were more than forty tables.  FIGHT TO KEEP YOUR TOES AND FINGERS WARM!

Shack Burger medium cooked beef patty with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and Shack Sauce.

Shack Burger innards
Look at that pink, juicy meat!

'Shroom Burger crisp-fried portobello filled with melted muenster and cheddar cheese, topped with lettuce, tomato, and Shack Sauce.

They were like burgers from heaven!  The muenster cheese in the 'shroom burger was a refreshing change from the burger world.  After this experience, we finally understand what a real burger is.

They were soooo good, it got us thinking "Hey!  What if you were combine the two burgers into one ultimate, amazing burger?"  And thankfully, Shake Shack beat us to it with their Shack Stack!  And, we thought, "While we're putting on these thousands of calories, why not go all out and add on a thousand more with their shakes?"  And so we went for a second round. 

Two wonderful Shack Stacks, a black & white shake, and a strawberry shake

Shack Stack innards
 Shack burger and 'shroom burger topped with lettuce, tomato, and Shack Sauce.
Nom nom nom nom...

After the 8753467 calories, we were stuffed like 'Shroom burgers.  But it was all worth it!

In fact, 12 hours later...


And it was even worth the half hour wait.

While we were waiting in line, we were provided free amusement from the local squirrels.  Like us, these squirrels were also eating their hearts out.  They were being fed fries and were stuffing their mouths with napkins (which was convenient for the Shake Shack employees.) If no one fed them, they jumped on the trashcans and picked out fries.

The squirrels were so obese and their tails were shedding...too much fatty, unhealthy food.

This time, we knew what we wanted right away: the ultimate, amazing burger, the Shack Stack!  But you know, the thousand calories wouldn't cut it, so we also got their yummy shakes.

Shack Stack

Strawberry shake & vanilla shake

And we're going to end this post with a gratuitous picture of this heavenly burger.

Eaten by Jocelyn and Cathy.

Shake Shack
E 23rd St Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010
(212) 889-6600

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