Since the weather was so nice yesterday, Logan and I decided to go to Madison Square Park after work and have ice cream. We ended up in front of the Shake Shack, where we both got our frozen desserts, and since we both hadn’t really eaten anything for lunch, grabbed a quick bite as well. I got the Shake Shack’s newest menu addition, the smoke shack burger ($6.25, pictured), which has bacon and a cherry pepper relish. It was very, very good.
I’ve got burgers on my mind because of the Fourth of July holiday, and memories of backyard BBQs during the summer. I’ve made up for having no backyard by eating practically every burger worth eating in the city: the cheeseburger at Burger Joint in the Parker Meridien Hotel ($7.35), the cheeseburger at Corner Bistro ($7.25), the burger at Donovan’s Pub in Queens ($8.50), the JG Melon cheeseburger ($9.25) and the $26 Black Label burger at Minetta Tavern. Basically, if you’re coming to New York and want to eat a burger, you can consult this list, or ask me, because I’ve traveled all around this city like some sort of mad meat-seeking Hamburglar/gotta-eat-them-all burger Pokemon.
Also possibly related to your burger interests: This Inc. article on how Five Guys Burger and Fries found success (I also love their burger!).