Shack Stack Crack: Shake Shack {NY}

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Shack Stack: ‘Shroom Burger + ShackBurger = TrueLove4Eva

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.

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See? I wasn’t alone. Adorable twin late morning Shake Shackers.
P.S. those are multiple Eataly bags under the table. Respect.

On this lovely spring morning, I introduced myself to the fabled Shack Stack, lovechild of the classic ShackBurger and the crispity ‘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.

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Shack Stack Crack

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 ‘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.

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Shake Shack April Custard Calendar

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.

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Shake Shack (Madison Square Park, NYC...where it all started)


Shake Shack is slowly taking over the world…


  • Madison Square Park
  • UWS
  • Citi Field
  • Theater District
  • UES
  • Battery Park City (Summer 2011)
  • Downtown Brooklyn (Coming Soon)

Miami, FL:

  • Miami Beach

Washington, DC:

  • Dupont Circle (Spring 2011)

Westport, CT:

  • Westport (Summer 2011)

Saratoga Springs, NY:

  • Saratoga Race Course (2011 Racing Season 7/22-9/5)

Middle East:

  • Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
  • Kuwait City, The Avenues (Summer 2011)
Stumble It!
Posted by Stephanie at 4:28 pm

11 Responses to “Shack Stack Crack: Shake Shack {NY}”

  1. VirgoBlue says:

    Yes, but is it your FAVORITE burger of all time? There’s always going to be a debate about the best burger. I’ve always put off visiting because I’m never convinced that it’ll be THAT good (or better than most), but now I’m intrigued…

  2. Stephanie says:

    hmm that is a big question.  I would have to say that the Shack Stack is not my FAVORITE of all time.  that said though, i think that the ShackBurger is an awesome classic cheeseburger — it is the sum of many quality parts.  I will say though, that the sleeper hit, my FAVORITE item on the menu, and the burger i always go back to and CRAVE is the ‘SHROOM BURGER.  you must must must try it!  it is THAT good.  better even.  and i’ll stand by that.

  3. One of my favorites!!!

  4. Susan York says:

    Looks delicious. Need to check this out when I come there this spring.

  5. Oh wow I wish we had one here in LA….fingers crossed! Looks so goooodddd!!!!! For now I’ll have to stick with Umami Burger here on the West Coast.

  6. Marie says:

    Ohhhh It’s coming to DC in the spring! Awesome, I will have to try it then. The shake flavors sound insanely good.

  7. [...] Meyer (left) and Roger Sherman (right)You know it’s going to be a good day when it starts with a Shack Stack. With plans later that evening to attend a screening of the Danny Meyer documentary, The [...]

  8. MWatson says:

    Looks delicious! Definitely taking a trip there next time I’m in Miami!

  9. Jen says:

    Oooh shake shack is awesomee! Great blog…hope you can check my blog out as well :)

  10. foodhoe says:

    that picture of the shroom burger is downright torturous! Never have I seen such a glorious sight… Thanks for making my day!

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