BURGER, SHAKES & FRIES: 800 POST ROAD, DARIEN (SECOND LOCATION)
BREAKING BURGER NEWS — After announcing their move into Darien this spring, the much-anticipated second location of Burger, Shakes & Fries had a soft opening today in their new digs on the Post Road in Darien.
BSF has become a cult favorite in the Byram section of Greenwich, even garnering mentions in New York Magazine — actually, it was one of the first burger joints I blogged about on the Lunch Break Chronicles (read more).
Thursday, after LBC reader @unsatisfiedmind broke the news on Twitter, a crack team of Stamford Advocate journalists mobilized within minutes to scope the place out. We found BSF totally slammed with office workers, families and other assorted rubberneckers like Espresso NEAT regulars Mickey and Joe. Owner Kory Wollins and the staff did their best to keep up with the rush, but give them some time to iron out the wrinkles (the milkshake machine wasn’t up and running).
One of the problems with the original Byram location is the size (it’s tiny). By contrast, the Darien shop is massive, featuring ample counter space, huge communal tables, and four-tops. The new BSF even has a bar with wine and a half-dozen beers on tap.
Importantly, the menu is the same as the original and they serve up some of the best burgers in Fairfield County.
That’s all for now, I have actual work to do, but we’ll revisit this soon.