I’ve been on a project in the Bronx for the last two weeks but it’s ending today! So when I heard that a couple of my friends were visiting the city for a weekend, I promptly invited myself to their trip… many thanks to David and Veronica for letting me crash with them!
David and I planned a late dinner on Thursday night, but had no specific place in mind… but when I passed Shake Shack on my way to our hotel, I knew I wanted to go there. Even though it was about 9:30 pm when we made it there, there was still a huge line that snaked out the door. The line moved pretty quickly and they handed out menus for the wait, so it wasn’t nearly as bad as it looked.
I got a single ShackBurger, cheese fries, and an Arnold Palmer. The ShackBurger is just a single patty, cheese, tomato, lettuce, and ShackSauce… it is pretty delicious. I’m not really sure what the ShackSauce is but the burger had a really nice salty taste to it. My only complaint is that the burger is on the small side – I definitely could have eaten two. The cheese fries were just okay; the cheese tasted (and looked) like extremely processed cheese, but at least the fries were good. My Arnold Palmer was delicious!
David got the Shack-cago Dog, which has relish, onion, cucumber, pickle, tomato, sport pepper, celery salt, and mustard. David mentioned that the hot dog was pretty crunchy due to the abundance of cucumber, relish, and onion. He was also really surprised at how spicy it was – we thought it was jalepeno but I guess it was the sport pepper. What’s a sport pepper?!
I didn’t get to go to Ess-a-Bagel, but David went there in the morning to pick us up some bagels in the morning. While I was too scared to branch out of my usual plain bagel + plain cream cheese combination, David got a nova bagel sandwich and Veronica got a belly lox bagel sandwich. Here’s the nova bagel:
I tasted some of it… it just tasted like sushi on a bagel. Not really what I want to be eating in the morning, but I guess it works for some people. My plain bagel was really good though, and I hear there are tons of different flavors of cream cheese you can get.
For dinner we ate at John’s Pizzeria to get our fix of traditional NYC thin-crust pizza. We split a margherita pizza… I have no idea what to say about it other than it was just your normal thin-crust pizza. So it could’ve been better, also could’ve been a lot worse.
Stay tuned for another NYC post!