Single SmokeShack Burger with French Fries
@ Shake Shack - Madison Square Park - New York, NY
Thoughts: After experiencing Shake Shack for the first, second or twentieth time, your first thought is most likely, “damn. that was good. really fucking good.” Shortly after devour-ation, a thought bubble strolls along… “…and there wasn’t even bacon on it.”
Yes, bacon. First, I strongly encourage all of you to check out this short article about bacon on burgers, cause it mirrors my thoughts…almost exactly.
So, imagine my crazy fucking awesome fucking excitement when I saw the SmokeShack as the burger of the week (and since when does the shizzle have burger of the weeks?). Yea.
Honestly, I wasn’t that excited. Ok, lie… but I’m not a huge fan of relish, and spicy / hot is not normally my thing. In the interest of this blog (aka me), and in an effort to give things I don’t normally eat a shot, I ordered this thing as-is.
Verdict? I couldn’t even taste the f’ing bacon. The cherry-pepper relish was way, way too overpowering. In fact, it pretty much screwed up the whole burger - I couldn’t even enjoy the shack sauce (and there was a pocket full of it waiting inside) without it tasting like the sour, hot, cherry peppery mess that it was.
All in all, I proved myself right here. I hate relish, “special order” your food if needed and Shake Shack does not need bacon to be super awesome.