We’re never one’s to turn down good comfort food, even when we’re in the middle of quite possibly the greatest food city in the world, New York City. After a long day (really a morning) in the American Museum of Natural History, you probably won’t feel much like fine dining, or for that matter someplace where you don’t really know what to expect. The need for something simple and relaxing led us to taking advantage of a nearby Shake Shack.
The burger is, quite simply, almost burger perfection. The meat mixture is extremely juicy, while the patties are griddled to a nice crust and topped with very fresh toppings. The Double ShackBurger, which I tried, was a two patty mess that was very similar to the Double-Double “Animal-Style” I tried at In-N-Out on a trip out west. There’s not anything fancy about it, but something fancy would just mess it up.
The fries are of the crinkle cut variety and are fried to a crispy finish, which is a nice change from most crinkle cuts, which end up either hard as a rock or gooey and flaccid. I tried the cheese fries, which ended up just being too much, as the cheese was a little rubbery and tasted a little artificial.
The Shack also specializes in frozen custard, which can best be described as ice cream on steroids. Or maybe extra rich ice cream. Or maybe solid heavy cream, I don’t know, let’s just say it’s rich, heavy, decadent, and you definitely don’t have to order a large. My “concrete” as it’s called, featured almonds, brownie bits, marshmallows, and other toppings that were almost overwhelming. In fact, I was only able to finish about half of it, but it’s was a very tasty half.
Who could go to a place called the Shake Shack and not try a shake? The black and white milkshake was a perfect blend of chocolate and vanilla. It has a very nice light chocolate flavor. Why can’t we have one of these in Nashville?Shake Shack 366 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10024