It was only 10:45 am but I couldn’t help it. Shake Shack beckoned. Don’t judge. I mean, 10:45 is almost 11:00, and that’s almost lunchtime…give or take. Right? Right?! Ohhhh, Shake Shack is my crack. Glorious, fatty crack.
On this lovely spring morning, I introduced myself to the fabled Shack Stack, lovechild of the classic ShackBurger and the crispity â€˜Shroom Burger. Ohmygawwwwd. Be still my heart.
Between a griddled Martin’s potato roll, this baby held a well-crusted juicy patty (a 50:25:25 blend of sirloin, chuck, and brisket, custom ground and hand-formed daily by Shake Shack’s butcher of choice, Pat LaFrieda) topped with melted American cheese, and a panko-crusted golden gooey mushroom cheese bomb, finished off with ripe tomato, a piece of leafy green lettuce, and ShackSauce (standard secret sauce stuff: mayo, ketchup, mustard, dill pickles, and some spices).
For more info on this beauty, check out J. Kenji Lopez-Alt’s break down of the Shack Stack on Serious Eats — obsessively detailed and well-researched as always.
Without question, the Shack Stack is intense. If you’re looking for a balls-to-the-wall meaty, crispy, juicy, gooey kind of fix, this cheeseburger-shroombomb combo is it. I must admit though, the pure â€˜Shroom Burger remains my favorite. No competing with the meat. Just the singular pleasure of those deep fried portabello caps oozing with Muenster and cheddar.
Before I forget, much love needs to go out to the Frozen Custards as well. Creamy, soft, full fat. I went classic Strawberry Shake this time, but the April Custard Calendar is looking awesome.
Shake Shack is slowly taking over the world…
- Madison Square Park
- Citi Field
- Theater District
- Battery Park City (Summer 2011)
- Downtown Brooklyn (Coming Soon)
- Miami Beach
- Dupont Circle (Spring 2011)
- Westport (Summer 2011)
Saratoga Springs, NY:
- Saratoga Race Course (2011 Racing Season 7/22-9/5)
- Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
- Kuwait City, The Avenues (Summer 2011)