June 2, 2012 § Leave a comment
For lunch on Saturday I headed out to the Shake Shack on 19th St. between M and N Streets. I have heard good things about this place, I was ready to try it out for myself. It wasn’t as busy as I had expected, until a group of about 100 school kids ran in. The service was pretty fast and orderly though, so we didn’t have to wait too long for our food. When you order, you receive a buzzer so you can sit down and wait instead of hanging around the front.
I ordered the single shake burger, which is a single patty with American cheese and shake sauce on a bun. It was definitely an indulgence – a soft, buttery white bun, slightly toasted on the inside, rich sauce, melted cheese, and a greasy patty. Unfortunately my patty was burnt around the edges. It was good meat but the texture was rather chewy and gristly. The sauce was nondescript – it provided a creamy mouthfeel but I actually can’t describe how it tasted. My favorite part of the burger was the bun (no surprise – I love carbs!); it actually was slightly sweet. I didn’t really notice the cheese – it might have melded into the sauce. Then again, American cheese isn’t known to have a distinct taste.
Overall, the shake burger was pretty good – definitely better than a lot of chains, but not something I would crave. Honestly, I probably wouldn’t not pay the $5 for it again.