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Shake Shack Takeover
June 4th, 2016 @ 05:00 PM

Event Description

The time has come. We've held off on an official club rating of Shake Shack up until now, and we all know what it tastes like, but it's clear that we can no longer call ourselves a truly legitimate Burger Club without having a proper rating on the 'Shack on our beefy books.

That said, if we're going to do it, we're going to do it right.

So come my filet-feasting friends, and let us gather together on a summer Saturday. We shall have sneaky drinks to help pass the time as we wait in the interminable line, we shall dine al fresco with the glorious NYC nature surrounding us, and when we're done we shall venture out into the summer night for further libations and celebrations, frolicking like a wild pagan solstice bacchanalia.

June 4, 5PM. See you at The Shack.

13 people have rated

Overall Rating: 8.2

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Taste:
8.2/10
Texture:
8.6/10
Toppings:
7.3/10
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7.3/10
Value:
8.7/10
Ambiance:
8.1/10
Harmoniousness:
9.2/10
Andrew headshot

Andrew's review

Let’s talk Shake Shack. This rapidly-spreading establishment, and much like In-N-Out to our sun-drenched, struggling actor friends out west, is a dividing point for our bovine-bolting battalions...and the nature of this struggle deserves a few florid paragraphs of prose all to unto itself. To whit:

All great stories have two sides - Good vs. Evil...God vs. the Devil...Harry Potter vs. Voldemort...Babe the Pig vs. America’s Insatiable Lust for Bacon…the tension of opposites is what creates a compelling narrative and gives a sense of purposeful structure to the tales we tell.

The Story of Burger Club comes down to two sides as well: The Gourmet Burger vs. The Backyard Burger. The difference between a meat-forward, creativity-fueled slab of top-shelf artistry and an unpretentious, perfectly-balanced scion of simplicity that satisfies the soul without draining the bank account. Neither one is better than the other, and at the end of the day this will ultimately come down to a matter of personal taste, upbringing, and the present state of one’s immortal soul.

And while it may be a bold statement for me to make, make it I shall: Shake Shack is the apotheosis of the Backyard Burger. This is a flawless blend of flavors and quality ingredients combined into a mouth-watering, palate-tickling pile of excellence. The Shack Stack, a combination of beef patty + fried, cheese-filled portobello mushroom, was basically the beef equivalent of a Max von Sydow guest acting appearance - reliably in line with expectations, and yet still somehow surprising and delightfully craggy. The fries - perhaps sometimes inconsistent, but at their best they are crispy crinkles of majesty. The beers and shakes…solidly unhealthy and heart-pumpingly satiating. The options are manifold and the choices are all excellent - we even discovered some off-menu beauties like the Triple Shack Burger (a triple-bypass of three patties of meaty magnificence).

And the backyard…when your backyard is literally New York City, it’s hard to fault the venue ambiance. Though the true winner aside from the harmoniousness of the meal was the value - Danny Meyer has graciously chosen to settle with only being a fucking gajillionnaire, and has passed the savings on to us. The meal is delicious and affordable, the environment is capital, and even the rain held off until we’d finished our meal. The Gods approve.

User ratings


Dave "Davey Underpants" S.

ShackBurger

Rating
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7/10
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Sean "Seanald McDonald" M.

Triple Shack Burger (off menu)

Rating
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Triple Shack is just like a Double Stack times 1.5! (Or a Single Shack times 3)

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Doug "Vegan1" O.

Bacon CheddarShack

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Andrew is an amazing example of manliness

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Karina "Beef Stroganoff" D.

ShackBurger

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Don't waste your time on fries. Meat is what it's all about!

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Andrew "The Moo Pie Pirate" O.

Shack Stack

Rating
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This was glorious. I've been sleeping on the Shack, but the Shack Stack was revelatory. The combination of a phenomenal griddle patty and potato roll with the genius of a deep fried mushroom with four cheeses was...magnificent. The fries were on point as always, and the line was short and full of secret boozing. It's not the complex power of a Black Label or similar patty, but this is just a magnificently pleasing burger experience. Well done you Danny Meyer, you saucy son of a bitch.

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9/10
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Hayden "Do Have A Cow, Man" M.

Shack Stack

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Sean "Seanald McDonald" M.

Bacon CheddarShack

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Fantastic burger but does not approach the glory of the Triple Shack. (Yes, I just ate 4 burger patties).

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Courtney "Beefiancé" S.

ShackBurger

Rating
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Perfect evening and venue! A delicious, fulfilling, but not overwhelming, must repeat burger. Andrew as a person gets an all time high of 5 after chivalrously shielding me as I very carefully hovered in a Manhattan public bathroom/sidewalk

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Dave "Davey Underpants" S.

Bacon CheddarShack

Rating
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Though the meat takes a back seat to the bacon on this one, the bacon is undeniably amazing and irrepressible. The cheese sauce is relatively subtle, adding just the right amount of saltiness and smoothing creaminess. The buns, as on all Shake Shack burgers, are relatively thin and gently blend into the background, more meat-mitts than the massive bread loaves some furnish their burgers with. Would eat again. And again, and again!

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9/10
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Sara "Ground Beef Grail-Seeker" B.

Shack Stack

Rating
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I'm so glad this is so easily available. The Shack Stack is a great argument against purism. Andrew is still pretty good. Handsome, bombastic, grandiloquent.

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8/10
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Adam "Ron Jeremeat" H.

Shack Stack

Rating
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Shake Shack felt good, on the whole. The Shack Stack burger is topped with a cheese-stuffed slice of fried portabella and it's changed me for the better. The park was an excellent venue, Andrew bucked the trend of disappointing everyone and anyone, and the weather held out until we finished our ground beef pounding hammer time session. Good times all around.

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8/10
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Quentin "Entrebeefer" D.

ShackBurger

Rating
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Classic amongst the classic, Shake Shack never disappoints. If the coffee custard counted as a side it would take a 10. Fries with cheese are good, today they were a bit dry but it is forgiven thanks to the honorable burger named Shack Burger. Hell yeah I'll come back! (🐮)

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The shack burger is a very solid harmonious sandwich of beef... But the truth is, this particular burger was over shadowed by Andrew's shack stack that was so massively superior... An explosion of artisanal cheese ("cheez") wiz within a hot chrunch-which was a mushroom- A vegetable that typically over powers most things, but in this case just served as a vessel of hot cheese crunch orgasmic delight... And as Chris Farley once said as a mall chick: "these fries are good" . As for Andrew- I give him a 10 because he let me have 2 bites of his sexy stack shack (phrasing)

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