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Chick’n Shack Comes to CT and All Shake Shacks

14 Jan

 

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Oh dear God, shut up and take our money already! Photo from Shake Shack. 

 

Shake Shack just announced that they are bringing their Chick’n Shack sandwiches ($6.29) to all their US Shake Shacks starting today. Like all cool things, this sandwich got its start in Brooklyn, but finally we get the chance to try it and devour it. Continue reading

Block Party w/ Food Trucks, Beaver Beer, Frozen Custards, Deals + More @ Westport Country Playhouse

2 Apr
2014's Block Party, pic from Kat Gloor

2014’s Block Party, pic from Kat Gloor

It’s back . . . and that’s a good thing! The Westport Country Playhouse at 25 Powers Court is kicking off their 2015 season with a Kick-off Party that goes down next Saturday, 4/11, from 4-7. Bodega, Christophe’s Crepes, Lobstercraft, and Skinny Pines Pizza will all be on hand with their trux and will be ready to feed the hell out of ya! In addition, Beaver Beer will be on hand with tastings of their beer and even Shake Shack will be getting in on the action with free frozen custards. And, to make it even more chill, David and Chenot will be playing some live music to help set the mood.

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Chopped: Shake Shack Serving Only Fresh Cut Skinny Fries, Ditching Crinkle Cut

2 Apr
Adieu, adieu...

Adieu, adieu…

The debate rages on: what kind of potato cut produces the crispest exterior, yet has the perfect interior and crunch when you rip through it? Is it crinkle cut, French fries, hand cut, steak, waffle, tater, spiral cut, curls, or even those creepy smiley face ones?

While we may never truly know the answer, Shake Shack is onto something…plus they don’t want to use frozen anymore. They are phasing out their use of crinkle cut fries and replacing them with their fresh cut skinny fries. The new fries are already beginning to be served in NYC and will make their way out to surrounding areas soon.  If you have a skinny fry spotting, hit us up on FB, Twitter, or Instagram with the photos.  

Here’s what Shake Shack says about their skinny fries:

– HAND-CUT
– NEVER FROZEN
– TWICE-COOKED
– SKIN-ON
– IDAHO RUSSET
– ALWAYS FRESH

So, what’s your take? Will you miss their crinkle cut fries or do you eagerly await those crispy skinny fries that you can easily shove into your mouth, 20 at a time?

Let your voice be heard, America!

Big up to Chris Grimm for the inside scoop on this.  

 

Food Trucks, Beer Tasting, + More for Westport Country Playhouse Season Kick-off

6 Apr

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FCBuzz and Westport Country Playhouse have coordinated to create an awesome block party kick-off celebration for the 2013 theater season on April 13 from 4-7. In fact, this is the first ever event like this, so let’s get right down to business.

We feel a Heat Wave 'comin on!

We feel a Heat Wave ‘comin on!

There’s going to be a food truck court! You’ll be able to check out the saucy pies of Skinny Pines, the savory and sweetness of Christophe’s Crepes, and everybody’s favorite seafood shack on wheels, Lobstercraft. While you’ll need to purchase the food from the trucks, WCP will actually have some free goodies, too.

Starting off, you will be able to do a beer tasting with Beaver Beer. Also, Shake Shack will be on hand giving out free frozen custards. And, rounding things off, there will be lots of fun and games for kids and adults.

 

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Fairfield County Burger Joints, Watch Out, the Real Deal Is Coming to Westport! Shake Shack- Westport, CT

11 Jun

Update:  Shake Shack is open for business!  Let the noming begin. ;)

We love burgers. Duh! Yep, we love them and their evil step sisters, french fries and milkshakes. So naturally when we heard Shake Shack was coming to Westport sometime in late 2011, we did a little happy dance. The funny part though, was that the happy dance was based solely off my boss, Darryl Ohrt’s, raving of the joint. We actually had never tried it. Yeah, blasphemy, we know.

But fret not. Like the good little bloggers we are we immediately hit the road for a day in the city that started at MoMA (wow, highly recommend) and ended at one of the infamous Shake Shack locations (in the Theater District to be exact). Now, I say infamous only because it’s so damn good you can’t help eating ’til it hurts.

We’ve tried a lot of  “better fast food” burgers in our life and from all over the U.S. – Five Guys Burgers and Fries, In-N-Out Burger, Whattaburger, Fatburger, Cheeburger Cheeburger, and many more.  And while it’s been quite some time since we’ve had some of those, we think it’s safe to say that Shake Shack is one of the best.

Since it’s called SHAKE Shack, let’s start with dessert first. The shakes were rich and creamy, thick, but not so thick you couldn’t get it through the straw. I got the chocolate shake and it was so choc-o-licious. Danny got the peanut butter shake and he swears it was the best he ever had. Peanut butterific if you will. Um yeah. And while we didn’t get to try the custards (‘cuz we’re pigs, but even we have our limits), we have to mention that they have a different custard for every month that you can view on their custard calendar (which I’d love to link you to, but can’t because their website is all flash, tsk tsk).

Continuing to go backwards in the progression of our meal let’s talk fries! The fries were crinkle cut, which actually is my least favorite french fry. They always end up being too soggy and starchy in the center. This wasn’t the case for these fries though. They were nice and crispy all the way though with just the right amount of salt. Oh, and of course I got mine smothered with cheese. Hot, creamy cheese. Mmmm.

What? I couldn't wait to take the picture before I started eating it.

Now, onto the slice of heaven in a toasty bun… the burger. I had my standard, go-to burger so I could gauge the taste against other burgers and, well, because I love my burgers this way. That’s lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, ketchup and the best part, extra pickles. YUM! There are only so many things you can say about a standard burger, and all those things were perfect. Perfectly cooked medium, nice flavor, nice thickness, juicy, the bun seemed fresh, crispy/toasty on the outside and gooey in the middle. Yep, everything you could love in a burger.  Danny had the Shack Burger. That’s American cheese, lettuce, tomato and the secret shack sauce, a delicious mayo and ketchup based sauce. His verdict was the same as mine. A fantastic burger.

And as if this all wasn’t enough, Danny also had the Shack Cago Dog. That’s an all-beef Vienna dog on a hearty potato roll “dragged through the garden,” which means topped with a whole lot of veggies, relish, onions, cucumber, pickle, tomato, pepper, and celery salt, hold the mustard for Danny the mustard hatta. Danny said the dog was awesome, with that nice casing snap you look for in a dog and fresh toppings. And, well, who doesn’t love a nice, thick potato roll to hold it all together?

Needless to say, Danny and I are so psyched for Shake Shack to come to Westport later this year. They’re definitely going to give some of our local faves a run for their money, but for us, well, it’s just one more awesome place to enjoy a bit of burger heaven!

Noms: 4.25

Cost: $$

Shake Shack
Adress: Coming soon to 1849 Post Road East Westport, CT
Site: http://www.shakeshack.com/ 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShakeShackFans 
 
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