John & Amy trekked to the UWS over the weekend for their first Shake Shack experience (they live in Brooklyn, which seems to be the only plausible excuse for never having tried one of the best burgers in the city). No surprise that they were delighted with Shake Shack – even Amy, who is a vegetarian. We have Amy to thank for introducing us to the ‘Shroom Burger – crisp-fried portobello filled with melted muenster and cheddar cheese. The ‘Shroom Burger has me reconsidering vegetarianism (apparently, that is a real word).
I would also like to highlight the excellent service that I encountered when John ordered the Double Stack rather than the ShackBurger (he can’t be the first person to have made this mistake). In a move that would have made Danny Meyer proud, the gentleman at the counter was all smiles when I told him that John been given the wrong burger. He patiently explained that John had, in fact, ordered the wrong item and then got me a ShackBurger and told me to keep the Double Stack and give it a try because I might like it (and was he ever right). The downside of this exchange was that I ate my entire ShackBurger as well as half of John’s Double Stack. I digress….
Before heading to Shake Shack we enjoyed pomegranate margaritas at our (soon to be former) apartment. This is my specialty drink courtesy of my sister-in-law, who used to bartend at The Spanish Kitchen in LA. Here is the recipe:
6 counts of tequila
3 counts of Grand Marnier or another orange-flavored liqueur
3 counts of POM pomegranate juice
3 counts of margarita mix
Add salt to glass and lime as desired
It’s as easy as that.