Showing posts with label NYC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NYC. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lunchtime Links for September 10th, 2014


Friday, August 29, 2014

Shake Shack - Labor Day Weekend Specials

In addition to an extra day off, those of us that are by a Shake Shack also get their holiday specials this weekend!

In honor of Labor Day Weekend, Shack Corn Dogs (Vienna all-beef hot dog dipped in Shack-made corn batter, cooked golden brown and served with Rick’s Picks sweet corn relish; $4.50) are back at the Shack, along with Peach Pie Oh My Concrete (vanilla frozen custard blended with a slice of delicious Shack-made peach pie; Single: $4.25/Double: $6.50). Both seasonal specials will be available Friday, August 29-Monday, September 1.

I've had the corn dog in the past, and since the first time I tried it I have enjoyed the corn dog a lot.  It's the perfect food to celebrate a long weekend, like being at a carnival but in a cleaner, air-conditioned setting haha.  I've always been on the fence about the pie concretes (as in, I don't like pies generally) but I do like peaches so maaaaaaaybe I'll try this one out if I get a chance to go, haha. 




Monday, August 11, 2014

Shake Shack - Crinkle Cut Fries

For those of you that have been eating at Shake Shack for a while, you may have noticed that their French fries changed from the original crinkle cut (or, as I called them, "cafeteria fries") to hand-cut French fries at the majority of their locations.

Now, with a self-proposed French fry ban on myself I've never actually tried either of their fry types, but I always remembered people commenting on the crinkle cut fries as surprising and out of place for a brand like Shake Shack. Then, when the new fries came out, I equally heard about how they missed the original crinkle cut fries, haha.

I guess you can't please everyone, but for those of you that loved the crinkle cut fries, good news: Shake Shack is bringing them back to all locations in November!  For those of you that missed the little accordions of potato-y goodness, it's your lucky day (or, will be, come November).  And for those of you that like the hand-cut version, stock up before November, haha.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lunchtime Links for July 16th, 2014


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Shake Shack - July Custard Calendar

Hello July, and hello, new custard flavors at Shake Shack!

Monday: Salted Peanut Cola
Tuesday: Strawberry Blonde
Wednesday: Devil's Food
Thursday: Chocolate Chip Cookie
Friday: Blueberry Buttermilk Doughnut
Saturday: Caramelized Peach
Sunday: Buttery Caramel Cocoa Nib

I'm definitely interested in Wednesday, and Monday sounds intriguing enough for me to try it, haha.

Also, if you are around a Shake Shack location over 4th of July weekend, be sure to try out the Shack Corn Dog and Blueberry Pie Oh My concrete! 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Goldbely - Ramen Burger

I missed out on getting Cronuts shipped to me from Goldbely a while back, so when I saw this "sale" for Ramen Burgers, I knew I had to try to get it!  Eventually, my order went through and I was able to get a set of two Ramen Burgers sent to my home, woohoo!





The package was huge, mainly due to the shipping container that kept the contents cold, and the package arrived completely intact.  Every component was separate, and all I had to do was prepare each component and assemble it.  




Here we have my first Ramen Burger with baby spinach added. The special sauce that they provided was delicious - it tasted like a mix of Japanese BBQ sauce with some daikon radish to me, but I'm not quite sure what is in it.  As you can see the ramen buns are prepared well so that they don't fall apart as soon as you start pan-frying them, which I was impressed with.  I thought this was such a fun way to eat ramen and a burger, and I love that Goldbely has continued to offer these opportunities to those of us that don't live near the store/restaurants! 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Shake Shack - Memorial Day Weekend Specials

I always love when Shake Shack has holiday-specific specials on their menu, and this upcoming weekend is one of their big ones!

Friday, May 23rd through Monday, May 26th: the epic Shack Corn Dog (Vienna all-beef hot dog dipped in Shack-made corn batter, cooked golden brown and served with Rick’s Picks sweet corn relish; $4.50) and Pecan Pie Oh My Concrete (vanilla frozen custard blended with a slice of delicious pecan pie from a local bakery in each Shack’s hood; Single: $4.25/Double: $6.50). - Shake Shack Website

I LOVE Shake Shack's corn dog so I will have to try to get over there sometime this weekend to snag one again; I also love that each location makes an effort to work with other local vendors, like this Pecan Pie concrete!

I hope everyone has a great long weekend if you have one!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Shake Shack - May Custard Flavors

May's custard flavors at Shake Shack seem to be cake and cookie themed, which is always a winner in my book!

Monday: Caramel Praline Cake
Tuesday: Lemon Meringue
Wednesday: Buttery Sugar Cookie
Thursday: Oatmeal Creme Pie
Friday: Banana Bread
Saturday: Chocolate Cheesecake
Sunday: Black & White Cookie

I definitely am interested in Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, but let's be honest they all sound great!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lunchtime Links for April 18th, 2014


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Shake Shack Tote Bag



A big THANK YOU to Shake Shack for such an awesome gift! I had initially gone online to buy the NYC Tote but then noticed the shipping price (this is only available online, not in stores).  Shake Shack generously offered to send me a tote as a gift, along with a super cute sheet of stickers! It's such a cute bag with the iconic images of both NYC and Shake Shack. Check out the store if you're interested - there are lots of fun items, especially the T-shirts! 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Shake Shack - January Custard Calendar

A new year, a new month, and a new menu of custard flavors at Shake Shack, woo!

Monday: Pretzel Caramel
Tuesday: Coconut Marshmallow
Wednesday: Mud Pie
Thursday: Peanut Butter Candy Bar
Friday: Chocolate Chip Cookie
Saturday: Red Velvet
Sunday: Cinnamon Honey Cream Cheese

I would love to have a custard from every single day... except Tuesday, haha.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

District Flea Visit

Back in October, my friend M and I checked out the District Flea "pop-up" in DC. The District Flea is an extension of the famous Brooklyn Flea in NY, and I was looking forward to checking it out while it was in town. 

There was a good mix of vintage, crafty items, and lots of local food vendors set up in the parking lot. Considering the relatively small size of the market, there was a lot to look at as we walked around.  I especially loved the vintage Pyrex pieces, as well as the cute paper goods!  For lunch I decided to try out the Number 1 Sons' grilled kimcheese, which was definitely a unique and tasty combination. I hope they decide to bring the District Flea back to DC again soon!







Monday, November 4, 2013

Shake Shack - November Custard Calendar

November's custard calendar at Shake Shack seems to be variations/flavors that could be pie, which is fitting for one of the most pie-centric months of the year, haha.

Monday: Grandma's Apple Pie
Tuesday: Cranberry Almond
Wednesday: Pumpkin Pie
Thursday: Toffee Pear
Friday: Salted Caramel
Saturday: Maple Gingersnap Cheesecake
Sunday: Chocolate Hazelnut




Wednesday, October 16, 2013

NYC Visit - Doughnut Plant




Oh Doughnut Plant, we finally meet!!! 

Just thinking about these doughnuts as I write this post is making me hungry.  I've known about Doughnut Plant for years (there are even some locations in Japan), but have never been until my recent visit to NYC.  It was so delicious, I had to go twice during my 3 day visit, haha!






On my first visit, I bought a Tres Leches doughnut and shared it with my friends H and J. We all thought it was fantastic and just SO rich and delicious. I'm not even a big Tres Leches lover and I thought this doughnut was really tasty. 





On my second visit, we went to Doughnut Plant on my way to the train back to DC, so I picked up the two (above) to take home. The top photo is the Creme Brulee Doughseed, which had a burnt sugar top and creamy custard filling. Don't let the small size fool you, this doughnut was very decadent haha.  

Last but certainly not least, THIS is the doughnut that made me want to go there in the first place - the new Coffee Cake doughnut.  I saw a post online about this new flavor that was debuting the same weekend I was going to NYC, so I knew that I had to get it. This doughnut has coffee in the dough, glaze, filling, and the crumbs, and it was AWESOME. Clearly the coffee flavor is abundant, but to have it in so many variations in one doughnut was amazing.  I'm so glad I got to try out a new doughnut during my trip!


Doughnut Plant - Hotel Chelsea
220 W 23rd Street 
New York, NY 10011

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

NYC Visit - Ippudo Ramen

During my recent NYC weekend trip, I had a lot of places to cover, starting out with lunch at Ippudo! I was definitely looking forward to trying it out, especially with a relatively convenient Midtown-ish location.  I've never been to Ippudo in Japan, so I couldn't wait to enjoy some of their ramen during my visit!



I decided to go with the Akamaru Modern: "A more bold, modern translation of the original pork broth; thin noodles topped with Ippudo's secret "Umami Dama" miso paste, pork chashu, cabbage, sesame kikurage mushrooms, scallions, and fragrant garlic oil."




Mmm, PORKY!  The broth was much lighter than I had anticipated with a pork broth, but in a good way with none of that heavy aftertaste.  The noodles were indeed very thin, much thinner than I've probably ever had in ramen before.  I loved the chashu slices and all of the other components mixed together in every bite.  Yes, I ate around the kikurage mushrooms for the most part, but still, haha.  This was a delicious start to my weekend and I'm really happy I got to try Ippudo's ramen, finally!


Ippudo - Westside
321 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Friday, October 4, 2013

Shake Shack - Shacktoberfest

Starting today, Shake Shack will be celebrating Shacktoberfest, woohoo! Currently in its 8th year, it's always a fun time to try out a bunch of different menu items that aren't usually on Shake Shack's menu.

Here's the lineup for this year:

- Cheddar Brat Burger: 100% all-natural Angus beef burger topped with a flat-top griddled cheddar bratwurst, crispy ShackMeister Ale-marinated shallots and ShackSauce ($7.50)
- Polish Sausage: Griddled smoked sausage served with German-style slaw ($5.25)
- Currywurst: Bavarian Brat topped with crispy ShackMeister Ale-marinated shallots and curry ketchup ($5.25)
- Bavarian Brat: Griddled bratwurst topped with spicy mustard ($4.50)
- Cheddar Brat: Griddled cheddar-stuffed bratwurst ($4.50)
- German Chocolate Pecan Concrete: Chocolate frozen custard blended with coconut-pecan caramel and chocolate truffle cookie dough (Single: $4.25 | Double: $6.50)
- Apfelstrudel Shake: Vanilla frozen custard hand-spun with apples, caramel and spices ($5.75)

Previously, I tried the ShackMeister which appears to be no longer on the menu, so it'll be fun to try out something different this year. Also, fingers crossed that I am able to get a beer stein this year!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Shake Shack - October Custard Menu

It's about that time again- another new month of Shake Shack custard flavors, woo!

Monday: Cinnamon Pear Cobbler
Tuesday: Waffles & Bacon
Wednesday: Salty Chocolate Peanut Butter
Thursday: Shackenstein
Friday: Candied Apple
Saturday: Pretzel Caramel
Sunday: Pumpkin Pie

Mmm, so many great fall flavors!

Friday, September 27, 2013

NYC Weekend

I am off to NYC for the weekend, and I'm looking forward to spending time with friends, and hopefully hitting up a few foods stops throughout the weekend (of course)!

On my agenda so far are:

- Minamoto Kitchoan
- Cafe Zaiya
- Momofuku Milk Bar
- Ippudo Ramen
- Shake Shack - for one of their location-specific concretes, haha

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lunchtime Links for August 15th, 2013


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Shake Shack - August Custard Menu

It's time for another fun month of custard flavors at Shake Shack!

Monday: Strawberry Cheesecake
Tuesday: Malted Marshmallow Milk Chocolate
Wednesday: Apricot Jam Cookie
Thursday: Caramel Popcorn
Friday: Fromage Blanc Raspberry Swirl
Saturday: Boston Cream Pie
Sunday: Blueberry Sweet Corn

I am definitely intrigued by Tuesday, Thursday, and I might even let my dislike of blueberry slide for the sake of trying the corn one on Sunday, haha.