Shake Shack Smoke Shack Burger
- MVNYC Apr 20, 2012 12:24 PM
Shack Shack on the UES is offering a new burger with bacon and pepper relish. I tried one and was definitely pleased with it. The bacon was good quality and nicely smoky but what I really liked was the pepper relish. It added a really good brightness to cut through the rich bacon cheeseburger and reminded me of a Balkan cherry pepper spread.
I previously had not been a fan of Shake Shack but someone recently turned me on to ordering the burgers rare. Is it worth the wait on line? I hate lines and wouldn't say so but the UES location is quick.
I am from miami but have had ss in nyc. I did not love the burger until I had it rare as burgers cooked medium or higher are dealkillers for me.
The smokeshack was offered in miami and is good but I like the rare regular burger (double shack) better. You can order the smokeshack rare as well...
I believe the smokeshack in your location is going to be offered for only a limited time because that was what I was told in miami and now it is no longer served.
re: rose water
I'm highly skeptical about being able to specify how the burger is cooked. Besides the fact that the menu states that all burgers are cooked medium, it would slow things down if this layer of details was added to the preparation. The insanely long lines would become even longer. Finally, they'd also have to deal with people complaining that the meat isn't rare enough or it's overdone.