Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

SHAKE SHACK (UPPER EAST SIDE) | 154 E 86th St. | 646.237.5035 | | | | | | | | Shake Shack on Urbanspoon

I HAD A LATE LUNCH with my Dave (my “brother from some other druthers”) the other day, both of us unaware that this would be how we would unknowingly close of the National Burger Month of May.

The burger place of (his) choice was the now venerable Shake Shack, which not only offered the convenience of being less than a five-minute walk from both of our respective apartments, but now offered me the opportunity to now try their new (as of last year) burger called the SmokeShack™.

Dave stuck with the classic ShackBurger™, a viably tasty burger by which (errantly, in my opinion, however) all new burgers are measured against. I indeed did order the SmokeShack™ burger which, on top of its already popularly balanced flavors, offered nice bold hits of smokiness from applewood-smoked bacon and as well as a welcomed little kick from chopped cherry peppers., Inc.

A pleasant addition to its proudly limited menu—and feasibly a way to offer another option lest “Shack fatigue” set in with its more regular customers—and with fries and a shake of my choosing, is still a tasty, hearty meal well within reasonable cost. Especially with this new SmokeShack™ which, with its added smokiness, pleasantly revisits the the fondness of backyard grilling just in time for summer.





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SHAKE SHACK (UPPER EAST SIDE) | 154 E 86th St. | 646.237.5035 | | | | | | | | Shake Shack on Urbanspoon, Inc.