A few weeks ago, well before Wingfest to be precise. My roommate Leah & I took a trip over to the Madison Square Park location of Shake Shack since the event was in the area. It was actually my first time at Shake Shack, which was even more motivating for me to try it. I actually won a gift card for Shake Shack from Black Board Eats (New York). Black Board Eats is one of the top foodie deal sites I know, they give you 20-30% off some of Manhattan’s best restaurants weekly. So I highly recommend you sign up & check out their weekly deals.
So with gift card in hand, it was time to order from Shake Shack. Mind you, the line was long but thats expected and totally worth it! We decided to get cheese fries to split and each got a Shack Burger with beers. Leah got the Oktoberfest special beer they had available and I got the Shackmeister beer. I had to try the classic beer they serve and judge it for myself. It was what I would like to call our pre-Wingfest ‘linner’ (meal between lunch & dinner but it’s not brunch!)
So here’s what I thought:
- My burger was delicious, great on flavor and size. I’m big on eating good portions and Shake Shack’s are perfect.
- Cheese Fries are some of the best cheese fries I’ve had (now I want some!) It’s a delicious mix of their Shack cheddar & American cheese sauce, on top of their perfectly cooked fries.
- I had low expectations for the beer, but Shackmeister beer was great. Not too heavy, just perfect. I wish I could’ve brought a case home with me! It was also a perfect compliment to my meal.
- Oh yeah how can I forget, even though I had a gift card– the prices aren’t too bad & totally worth it. It’s a perfect deal because you can get a meal for two for no more than $30! I love it!
Yes, I’ll say it, I’m hooked and am now a loyal Shake Shack fan. Next time I go of course I also plan on trying a shake. I was really impressed with the burgers, beer, and fries– Shake Shack is worth the wait!
Danny Meyer is definitely doing something right with Shake Shack in the city, now can he bring it to Jersey?
I think I might just have to stop at Shake Shack when I’m in NYC this weekend!
Well I have tons more coming up for you all this week– stay tuned!