Who says that Shake Shack is just a quick bite to eat?
Teaming up with Eleven Madison Park and Minetta Tavern meat supplier Pat LaFrieda, the noteworthy burger chain started offering “Shack Frites” from its Innovation Kitchen location at 225 Varick Street in the West Village.
The French inspired, to-go exclusive meal costs $24.99 and in addition to that 10 ounce ribeye steak you’ll also be getting an order Shake Shack’s signature crispy crinkle cut fries, watercress greens, ShackSauce and horseradish sauce, while supplies last.
That steak comes cooked either medium or medium rare and could also be purchased at the burger joint’s food truck outside of its Paramus, NJ location, according to Shake Shack.
It isn’t uncommon for Shake Shack to exclusively offer some new menu items in the restaurant above its downtown kitchen lab, though.
Prior to the days of COVID-19, some of the more recent experiments there included green apple lemonade with spinach and tarragon along with some bubble teas and uniquely made milkshakes as well.
For anyone looking to cook at home during quarantine, here’s some advice on burger flipping that came from Shake Shack’s Executive Chef, John Karangis some months ago.
“Always hold the spatula at a 45 degree angle and don’t bend your wrist,” Karangis advises, noting that a little friction beneath a burger’s caramelization isn’t anything to fret over.
When it comes to adding onions and other toppings, don’t sprinkle them. Place them on as close to a landing zone as possible otherwise much of your topping will fall off the burger, the chef along with gravity showed.
Karangis also specified that flattening burger patties make the most of its caramelization along with some other helpful kitchen notes.
You can order the Shake Shack steak online at https://order.shakeshack.com/store/738/Shake%20Shack%20West%20Village/11689/Burgers.