Feeling famished, I used up all my remaining patience on waiting in line so as to experience and savor the taste of New York’s most popular burger. Though the line moved pretty quickly, it was actually the longest 30 minutes of my New York adventure.
When I picked up the tray that contained two savory-looking burgers and a salver of freshly cooked French fries with gooey cheese on top from the dispatching counter and placed it in front of me and my friend Amiel, I swear I thought I was about to shed a tear. The aroma of grilled meat filled my lungs, making me question whether exhaling has to be necessary.
This is what I experienced when I and Amiel (a New Yorker sweetie and the niece of my super friend Jhong) dined at Shake Shack at 8th Street in New York. Shake Shack has been touted as the holy grail of burgers in New York and their burgers have had lining up customers for an hour or more at their New York City branches. It’s the counter part of west coast’s yummy In ‘N Out which I equally enjoyed when I stayed in Los Angeles last year.
As for the taste, Shake Shack’s Shack Burger can easily be considered one of the best burgers I had in my life. The meat was enchantingly juicy and tasty while the potato buns were like little soft clouds to the palate. The full glory of the burger was all over it, from the first bite up to the last.
Aside from the crinkle cuts of the fries, there’s nothing fancy and complicated about it. Shake Shack fries are simply freshly cooked that is crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. The simplicity of the fries somehow works well because it compliment the complex phenomenal taste and flavor of the burger.
Shake Shack burger was one dreamy encounter. I loved every nano second of it!
Jusko… sana magka meron na nyan dito sa Meynila!