My first interaction with Shake Shack was at the 2009 Burger Bash at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Shack fever was in full bloom in New York and I was ecstatic that I would be able to try their signature burger in South Florida. And then I had it and thought, what’s the fuss all about? I didn’t get it.
The following year at the 2010 Burger Bash they were back plus they were also 6 months away from opening this location (South Beach). But this time when I tried it, it was different. I immediately got back in line and got a second Shack Burger…..
Kids……And that’s the story of my love affair with the Shack Burger.
Not originally on the menu, they debuted the Smoke Shack Burger in February of 2012: American Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Cherry Pepper Relish & Shack Sauce.
For first timers, I suggest you try out the Single Shack Burger, Fries and the Key Lime Pie oh My Concrete. It’s a good solid introduction to what they do best. I prefer their Fresh Squeezed Lemonade over a soft drink and if you’re going to go the Hot Dog route, check out the Frisky Dog (with Kraut and Tomato Simmered Onions).
Some folks love Shack Shack and some don’t find anything special about it. To the latter, I say, “Better for me!” There will be fewer people in line when I’m getting my food.
1111 Lincoln Road (at Lenox Avenue), Miami Beach, FL 33139