just a year old, the Shake Shack is a guaranteed New
York institution. Some of the best burgers in the
city. Genuine frozen custard. And a perfect
setting in Madison Square Park.
I went for the
Double Shack Burger. A classic. Hand formed
patties grilled to order. No holding bins. A
hot, juicy, greasy, great burger.
Alas, the Chicago
Style hot dog was as upsetting as the burger was great.
I watched mine sit under a heat lamp for about the 15
minutes it took to get my burger. The tomato was
missing but all the other official Chicago ingredients
were there. But it doesn't hold up well under a
heat lamp. The dog was cool and the bun stale,
Redemption came in
my coffee milk shake. Frozen custard makes the
difference. Thick, creamy and super-rich.
When the Shake
Shack gets its hot dogs up to the quality of everything
else, there's a coveted fifth grease stain awaiting