In NYC, there’s been quite a buzz about Shake Shack, Danny Meyer’s take on the classic hamburger stand.
“Shake Shack is a modern day “roadside” burger stand serving the most delicious burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more!”
I’d read the reviews, which were mostly raves, and simply through the sheer volume of words spilled about their food, had practically tasted this legendary burger [and fries]. After one failed attempt at a tasting [there were about 200 people in line at their Madison Square Park location on this afternoon], this legendary burger was finally put to the test. Put simply, it’s good. The taste is clean – the ingredients are of sufficiently high quality that they need no cloaking additives and flavorings. In many ways, it is reminiscent of the In-n-Out burger, with its emphasis on freshness and simplicity. At this location, the line was short and the service was excellent.
Yes, it is only a burger, but I cannot think of a more pleasant dining experience in recent memory that cost so little. In many ways, it is similar to the more affordable products we’ve featured on this blog – good design and high performance that’s accessible to everybody.
Going to NYC? Make this a destination.