The above photo was taken by the LBC’s own Chris Preovolos, who brought a Canon 7D to an iPhone fight.
SHAKE SHACK: 1849 POST ROAD EAST, WESTPORT
Loath to go a week since the opening without a post, and even more loath to let a post about how New York’s popular Shake Shack is about to open its doors be the most recent on this blog, I’m here to talk about fries, shakes, and burgers.
Last Tuesday, Shake Shack Westport, the chain’s most recent, and solitary in Connecticut, location opened its doors to over 100 guests in advance of the grand opening on Wednesday. Plenty has been written about Shake Shack – both the franchise and this location – by foodies and bloggers more burger-crazy than I (read: Not vegetarians), but that’s not going to stop me from talking about how good it is, especially against some stiff Fairfield County competition.
A lot of burger joints will pick up some frozen patty for a veggie burger, if they carry one at all, but Shake Shack has a truly unique offering in the ‘Shroom Burger. Let me be clear: I find it borderline offensive that some restaurants consider a bland grilled portobello mushroom to be an adequate substitute for a real burger. Apparently so does Shake Shack. They make sure to inject flavor and fun into the equation by stuffing it with cheese and deep frying it. Yes, please.
As for the fries, they are fantastic. I’m not just saying that because my wife has a minor obsession with crinkle-cut fries, either. I generally prefer the more natural-seeming Five Guys-style fries, but Shake Shack definitely gets a lot of solid texture and flavor out of their fries, and just the right amount of salt.
Oh, they sell shakes, too?
Now I just need to figure out how to game the line…
RELATED NEWS: Looks like Shake Shack is also targeting a location in Grand Central Terminal, according to WNYC. As if I need more people clogging my path when I’m trying to catch a train.