We're told there's a few locations in NY, but for us there's nothing quite like the one in Madison Square Park. I'm just going to throw it out there, but this is the greatest park snack shack ... ever.
We get there, and as is true with most of the great grubberies, the line wraps around the block, or in this case ... through the park. We finally get to the front of the mass of hungry patrons, mouth overwhelmed with anticipation, and succumb to the temptation to go big ... diving in for the Shake Stack. It's one of their incredibly juicy, bring-a-tear-to-your-eye cheeseburgers topped with a crisp-fried portabello mushroom patty. It's not the size of the burger that's overwhelming ... it's the awesomeness. It comes loaded with melted muenster cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and their secret shack sauce. I'll give you a hint, the secret is ecstasy ... or paprika. Add it all up, opt in for some pickles, and throw it between their two baby-soft buns and voila ... you've got a burger that rises to the top.
We've always been a sucker for crinkle cut fries, but we're a damn fool for the Shack's crinkle cut fries. Crunchy and golden, with those amazing ridges to lock in the ketchupy goodness. But of course we couldn't stop there. It's called the Shake Shack. You don't got to Toys R' Us without getting a toy, you don't go to Sizzlers without getting E. coli ... and you don't go to the Shack without getting a Shake. Go for the peanut butter and chocolate and tell them the Good Grub sent you ... they probably won't know what you're talking about ... but it'll make me happy.
So hit 'em up and revel in the deliciousness of scrum-diddly-umptious burgers, fries, and shakes. Whatever you do, head on down to the Love Shack and lose yourself in the love-fest when cheeseburger meets shake meets GRUB.