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Jun 19, 2010 09:33 PM

Shake Shack in SOBE

Is very very good.

One complaint. No concrete Jungle? Are you crazy? The concrete jungle is their best concrete and is extremely popular in NYC.

Yes you can make one from the ingredients but this should be a mainstay on their menu. Plus they are not taking into account all the NYC visitors that will show up clamoring for a concrete jungle and the staff will have no idea what they are talking about, which is highly inefficient.

Other than that I have to say it is a great great burger. When I last had it in ny, they overcooked mine. This one was much better.

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  1. 1111 Lincoln Road near Lenox.

    Website says opening Tuesday 6/22 but I guess they are early.

    1. For those of us that are not NYCphiles, can you please describe the burger and the attraction of this new spot? Thanks.

      1. Extremely popular in NYC = who gives a sh-t in MIA? :) We've got Key Lime! My burger was good as well. Funny thing though, for a place called Shake Shack, the burgers and concretes get tons of love yet the shakes barely get a mention. I'll vouch for the peanut butter malt, ridiculously good.

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        1. re: lax2mia

          it's glorified fast food. pretty good but I may like the big mac better. i had the black and white shake and it was bland. not a fan of crinkly fries, but these were pretty good.

          1. re: HabaneroJane

            A Big Mac comparison? Why the hype? Can someone describe the burger for me....bun, type of meat, grilled or char-broiled, size, number of pattys, cook to order? etc....what is a "concrete"? Is that like animal style at "In n Out"? Obviously, I'm trying this burger sometime this week, but I'd like to know what I'm in for and what to order. How are the fries and onion rings? Is it five guys or burgers and beer? Thanks.

            1. re: scscr

              cant wait to hear what you think. i dont think they do onion rings. only fries and cheese fries.

              1. re: scscr

                It's a very simple, plain burger, but made out of meat that apparently comes from perhaps a single or just a few cows, as opposed to the Big Mac, where you are eating a lot of soy and several thousand cows. It's very good burgerstand food, not overplayed, and you don't need Maalox after.

                I ate their three times during preview week-- and I haven't eaten a burger since I was last in New York in February.

                Also, for Lincoln Road, where terrible food comes with an insane price tag, it's the single cheapest meal imaginable. During preview weeks, we got out of there for $21 for two once and $12.50 for two another time.

                For those who've eaten at the Shake Shack in Madison Square Park, the fries, custard and burgers here in Miami Beach, during preview week, are all eerily consistent--to the point of being identical!--in flavor, shape and feel.

                1. re: secretc

                  "It's a very simple, plain burger, but made out of meat that apparently comes from perhaps a single or just a few cows, as opposed to the Big Mac, where you are eating a lot of soy and several thousand cows."

                  Um, what?

                  1. re: Frodnesor

                    A burger made out of several thousand cows sounds deliciously large.

                  2. re: secretc

                    Secretc: You should check your facts before you make ludicrous statements, ie; "several thousand cows" and "eating a lot of soy". I am not a fan of McDonald's but a simple check of their website would advise you of the following ingredients in a Big Mac, "100% Beef Patty, Big Mac Bun, Pasteurized Process American Cheese, Big Mac Sauce, Lettuce, Pickle Slices, Onions". No soy in sight.

                    1. re: Alfred G

                      Not necessarily true. If you look at the alergen listings at McD or any other fast food, they usually have "Soy" or "TVP (textured vegetable protein)" added to their bugers. That being said, the source material for the SS Burgers is obviously a higher quality meat, coming from a small, independently owned packing house.

                      1. re: HDB107

                        An apologist for McDonalds is about the last thing I ever thought I'd be, but the information on their website is pretty unequivocal:

                        The ingredient list for the burger is: "100% pure USDA inspected beef; no fillers, no extenders. Prepared with grill seasoning (salt, black pepper)."

                        Elsewhere it says: "We don’t use any binding ingredients. Our burger patties are made from 100% pure beef, with no binders or fillers."

                        The bun, cheese and sauce contain soy lecithin (an emulsifier) and "vegetable protein," but not the burger.

                        Of course it still tastes like shite.

                        1. re: Frodnesor

                          Seriously. I take all your opinions pretty seriously and I love this as a resource but I'm concerned about the pro-McDonald's element! :)

                          But yes, commercial ground beef is made of lots and lots of cows. This is then treated with ammonia, to extinguish the bacteria. McDonald's purchases its beef through a company with the hilarious name of "Beef Products." Also "Burger King uses a 'small percentage' of Beef Products Inc.'s beef trimmings in its U.S. hamburgers and does not plan to change that." (<a href="

                          IN ANY EVENT Shake Shack burgers are pretty good!

              2. re: lax2mia

                I love peanut butter and malt. Never would have put them together. Will definitely have to try that one.

              3. Their chicken dog was really, really good. Love the butterflied cooking of it.

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                1. re: mikek

                  i have to try that one! is it chicken sausage or some variety of such?

                  1. re: HabaneroJane

                    Chicken and sage sausage. I believe it had big chunks of apple in it as well. REALLY good and served on a potato bun, which is the best vehicle for a hot dog.

                2. From their website:

                  Concrete: Dense frozen custard blended at high speed with Shack-made mix-ins
                  Concrete Jungle: Concrete with hot fudge, bananas and peanut butter
                  Chicken Dog (Bird Dog): Usinger's smoked chicken and apple bratwurst
                  Burgers: Fresh steer burgers are ground daily, cooked medium and served plain unless otherwise requested

                  Ain't Google wonderful?