Jump to content
  • Welcome to the eG Forums, a service of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters. The Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the culinary arts. These advertising-free forums are provided free of charge through donations from Society members. Anyone may read the forums, but to post you must create a free account.

Sign in to follow this  
Fat Guy

Shake Shack

Recommended Posts

Tom Colicchio is in both and I have difficulity believing they are run as two entirely seperate organizations.

They are run as two entirely seperate organizations.

Yup, I can confirm that as well.

You probably have correct and accurate inside information. Still, I would expect that they share certain things in common, like design and favored construction contracters. I would also assume that TC's has some influence over how the kitchen is run in both Craft and GT, which is rather important when considering health code violations.

Bottom is that I work rather close to Shake Shack and have eaten there a number of times. It's not bad, but not that good either. Not worth the hype or the line, which I think are the produce of a good marketing group and an unusual location. Try NY burger on Park Avenue South, it's pretty decent with less of a line and looks cleaner, at least to me. Don't know what the health department thinks. And I don't like the way Shake Shack gets its deliveries....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the dogs are indeed Old Vienna.

as for a pre-made custard mix. maybe. the custard isn't as good as say Leon's...but it's the equivalent of Kopp's.

With that said, um, where else in the NY area does anyone serve Wisconsin style custard?

The burger is also a midwestern-style butter burger...which some won't like. but it's one of only a couple places in the area that serve it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have it from reliable sources the rodents have separate organizations as well.

oh hell in NYC the rodents have Unions

T


The great thing about barbeque is that when you get hungry 3 hours later....you can lick your fingers

Maxine

Avoid cutting yourself while slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold them while you chop away.

"It is the government's fault, they've eaten everything."

My Webpage

garden state motorcyle association

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Most traditional Chicago style dogs do not include cucumbers either.

At least according to this Wikipedia entry, a traditional Chicago-style dog is: "a steamed or boiled all-beef, natural-casing hot dog on a poppy seed bun, topped with mustard, onion, sweet pickle relish in fluorescent green, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices or wedges, cucumber slices or wedges, sport peppers and a dash of celery salt — but no ketchup."

they forgot the sauerkraut and, personally, i don't agree with the cucumber.

i think if it has lettuce on it, it certainly is NOT a Chicago style dog. If a pizza has sauce, cheese and lettuce, is it still a Neopolitana?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Most traditional Chicago style dogs do not include cucumbers either.

At least according to this Wikipedia entry, a traditional Chicago-style dog is: "a steamed or boiled all-beef, natural-casing hot dog on a poppy seed bun, topped with mustard, onion, sweet pickle relish in fluorescent green, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices or wedges, cucumber slices or wedges, sport peppers and a dash of celery salt — but no ketchup."

they forgot the sauerkraut and, personally, i don't agree with the cucumber.

i think if it has lettuce on it, it certainly is NOT a Chicago style dog. If a pizza has sauce, cheese and lettuce, is it still a Neopolitana?

Freshherbs,

The beauty of wikipedia is that you can edit that entry (adding the sauerkraut and deleting the cucumbers), and then Steven no longer has his evidence. :biggrin:


Edited by TAPrice (log)

Todd A. Price aka "TAPrice"

Homepage and writings; A Frolic of My Own (personal blog)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad I didn't read this thread (the part about gastrointestinal distress and health code violations, anyway) before stopping by Shake Shack last Saturday during a visit from out of town.

DANG that was a good burger, savory and soft with just the right amount of crust. Vanilla shake wasn't bad either. Taxi dog: well, next time we'll just get another Shack burger instead.

Is the mushroom burger a mushroom ON a burger, or just a mushroom? It was impossible to tell from the menu...


Edited by jm chen (log)

Cooking and writing and writing about cooking at the SIMMER blog

Pop culture commentary at Intrepid Media

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just a mushroom.

Not exactly. It's a mushroom that's obscenely stuffed with cheese and onions and fried. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Christopher

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SHAKE SHACK 2007!

gallery_26869_3940_94779.jpg

Now with vibrators... I mean electronic notification!

gallery_26869_3940_22239.jpg

Also featuring organic fries and custards with a whole slice of pie mixed in!

gallery_26869_3940_22669.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SHAKE SHACK 2007!

gallery_26869_3940_94779.jpg

Now with vibrators... I mean electronic notification!

gallery_26869_3940_22239.jpg

Also featuring organic fries and custards with a whole slice of pie mixed in!

gallery_26869_3940_22669.jpg

Makes me wish -- again -- that I lived in NYC. Love those brave souls dining al fresco!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dude. Custard with a whole slice of pie mixed in?! Sweet.


--

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dude.  Custard with a whole slice of pie mixed in?!  Sweet.

They've been doing that on and off since '05. Blueberry was the best!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dude.  Custard with a whole slice of pie mixed in?!  Sweet.

They've been doing that on and off since '05. Blueberry was the best!

I believe that it was just the filling before. Now it has the crust as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dude.  Custard with a whole slice of pie mixed in?!  Sweet.

They've been doing that on and off since '05. Blueberry was the best!

I believe that it was just the filling before. Now it has the crust as well.

I worked there in '05 and we were using the whole pie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I followed this thread closely at the inception of the Shake Shack back in 05, now reading some of the entries from 8/06 and later, I am wondering if they have slipped? I'm going to NYC in a few weeks and this place was on my list for a posible lunch.

Do things seem to be on par so far this season?

woodburner

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think that Shake Shack slipped so much as it got so crowded that nobody goes there. If you go at meal times, the waits are insane. Nothing could be worth that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

its only burgers, hot-dogs and custard.

there's nothing for them difficult to slip on.

the waits and buzz became insane because they offer three things otherwise unobtainable in NY:

custard, Chicago-style dogs and butter burgers (although they don't advertise them as such).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
its only burgers, hot-dogs and custard.

there's nothing for them difficult to slip on.

if cooking good burgers, as the Shake Shack does, was a slam dunk, more places would be doing it. i think it's entirely possible that they could go downhill a bit. although i've not noticed any reports suggesting that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
its only burgers, hot-dogs and custard.

there's nothing for them difficult to slip on.

the waits and buzz became insane because they offer three things otherwise unobtainable in NY:

custard, Chicago-style dogs and butter burgers (although they don't advertise them as such).

There's butter in those burgers!!!? Damn you Meyer.


You shouldn't eat grouse and woodcock, venison, a quail and dove pate, abalone and oysters, caviar, calf sweetbreads, kidneys, liver, and ducks all during the same week with several cases of wine. That's a health tip.

Jim Harrison from "Off to the Side"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

they taste (and look) like Wisconsin butter burgers (basically you put a pat of butter down on the burger while it's on the grill).

if they're not, they've somehow found the secret to replicating that taste without the butter...which would be awfully impressive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
they taste (and look) like Wisconsin butter burgers (basically you put a pat of butter down on the burger while it's on the grill).

if they're not, they've somehow found the secret to replicating that taste without the butter...which would be awfully impressive.

maybe they put david burke's butter "fragrance" on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't been inside the Shake Shack kitchen in awhile, however a couple of years ago Rich Corraine (aka "RC," who is, or at least was, the closest thing there is to a person in charge of the Shake Shack) took me into the kitchen and demonstrated the preparation of a Shack burger. There was no butter on the burger -- just meat on the griddle -- however there was butter on the bun.


Steven A. Shaw aka "Fat Guy"
Co-founder, Society for Culinary Arts & Letters, sshaw@egstaff.org
Proud signatory to the eG Ethics code
Director, New Media Studies, International Culinary Center (take my food-blogging course)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There may have been no butter on the burger. . . but there sure could be butter in the burger. That's the way I do mine at home. And it is so good it will knock you on your arse.


You shouldn't eat grouse and woodcock, venison, a quail and dove pate, abalone and oysters, caviar, calf sweetbreads, kidneys, liver, and ducks all during the same week with several cases of wine. That's a health tip.

Jim Harrison from "Off to the Side"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...