Sunday, April 27, 2014

Shake Shack at ABC Ashrafieh

   Have you tried Shake Shack in ABC Ashrafieh already? Well, it is not much different than the one in City Centre. Actually, they even transferred some staff to the new location in order to keep up with the same standard quality of service—smart.

   To me, a Shake Shack visit means typically that I am having the double-patty-extra-cheese Shack Burger. Last time, I thought I can change from what I usually order, and I decided to try the hot dog sandwiches. I picked the Shack-Cago dog that includes: Shack piquant sauce, onion, cucumber, pickle, tomato, sport pepper, celery salt and mustard. A different hotdog than the ones I got used to, (hotdog, cheese, mustard, ketchup, and crispy fries), which you can call a risk, but it's go hard or go home. One bite and I’m surprised: the pickle was not cheap (yeah I actually have issues with pickles) and the sport pepper was just mildly hot. Overall, I did appreciate this version of a Hotdog sandwich, I can have it again. 
   But I was still hungry! The hotdog didn’t fill me up as much as the double patty burger would. I didn’t mind having a frozen custard (or concrete).The very first time I tried it, I fell in love with it; I picked a vanilla flavored strawberry sauced ice cream with a Pistachio baklava (Lebanese sweet), the Beirut version of a Shake Shack concrete—heavenly. 
   My sister and I decided to share two frozen custards to be able to try different flavors: the strawberry Banana and the chocolate fudge. The mistake was to have anticipated the still-hungry situation and ordered the ice cream along with the hot dog and the fries. Don’t do that, ours melted. If you wouldn’t feel like getting up in the middle of your lunch/dinner, then consider asking the staff to prepare it for you after what, like 15-20 minutes that you have taken your main dish by the time you can finish it.
   The strawberry and banana concrete... I'm mouthwatering just by the thought of it. The banana ice cream flavor really tasted natural, it also had pieces of banana and swirls of strawberry sauce—why did you make me talk about it? I need this, like Right Now. The chocolate fudge was good, just good, because I'm not much of a chocolaty type of person for desserts. I enjoy chocolate the most being in its purest form. Yet, I can think of a few people who would crave the chocolate fudge instead of something vanilla, strawberry, or banana. Luckily, there are enough concretes at Shake Shack to make everyone happy!

And I forgot to say that the french fries are better now, as in crunchier.


Yumyumyum the strawberry-banana concrete!

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