Obligatory Shake Shack Post

It’s no secret that Shake Shack is pretty awesome…

My go-to order is a Shack burger with pickles, cheese fries, and the Shack-ago dog.  Although the Smoke Shack burger is competing for my favorite…see below!

After a full meal of cheese fries, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, trying what other people ordered, etc –  I’m usually too full get a shake! I know, I know, I have to step up my game.  BUT I have gotten the ‘Fair Trade’ shake – which is a coffee shake made with 100% certified organic Arabica fair trade beans.  So delicious.  I like to get it with chocolate ice cream 🙂

What’s your favorite shake/ice cream/custard?

PRO MEAL TIP: (If you really love cheese) Ask for cheese on the side. Why? Because who wouldn’t want to dip their fries, cheeseburger, hot dogs, and God knows what else in MORE cheese. They gave me a side of cheese once because they forgot it on my fries, and now I’ll never go back! Enjoy some of my Shake Shack visits below…

 

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Smoke Shack Burger – Cheeseburger topped with applewood smoked bacon, chopped cherry peppers, & Shack sauce

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Shack Burgers, Cheese Fries, Shack-ago Dogs

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Shack Burger, Cheese Fries, Shack-ago Dog

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Shack Burger – Cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato, Shack sauce (and you gotta add pickles)

 

What’s your go-to Shake Shack combination?

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The Capital Grille (Restaurant Week – Lunch)

230 Tresser Blvd  Stamford, CT 06901 – (203) 967-0000

I’ve been to The Capital Grille numerous times for restaurant week in the past, but only for dinner (recommendations below).  I decided to go for lunch because I saw that they had a cheeseburger on the menu and I’m always up for trying a new burger!  For their lunch special, $20.13 gets you a salad, an entree, and a dessert.  Anyone who is familiar with Capital Grille’s prices knows that $20.13 is a steal for lunch.  See their Restaurant Week Menu HERE!

Capital Grille Signature Cheeseburger: A blend of Chopped Sirloin, Smoked Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Sweet Onion with Truffle Fries

Capital Grille Signature Cheeseburger: A blend of Chopped Sirloin, Smoked Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles & Sweet Onion with Parmesan Truffle Fries

While I do think that the cheeseburger was very good, it’s not the best I’ve had.  I think I expected it to be a bit different and maybe more original – but I suppose bacon, lettuce, and tomato appeals to most of the population.  Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE the BLT combo, but it’s been better at other restaurants.  The meat was deliciously tender & seasoned and the truffle fries were AMAZING.  A good burger – but I would rather have had another dish.  I had their caesar salad & their chocolate ice cream as well – both were satisfying.  The WOW factor for me was the parmesan truffle fries – definitely the star of the meal.

I’ve been dying to try their Wagyu Cheeseburger, which is supposed to be phenomenal! I did not see it on the regular menu online or restaurant week menu and was a little disappointed.  Perhaps it’s a special? Or maybe they only offer it at specific locations? The Wagyu burger is served on a Brioche roll with Havarti cheese and a sunny side up egg & crispy onions.  Now THAT sounds like a burger!  Their signature burger is definitely worth a taste though!

If you’re going to the Capital Grille in Stamford for restaurant week (dinner), I absolutely recommend their Bone-In Dried Aged Sirloin & Filet Mignon for an entree.  Both are ridiculously good and I often have trouble deciding which one to choose.  I do enjoy their Creme Brulee for dessert as well.  I’ll be going back to CG for dinner next week so I’ll be updating this article with some pictures. Oh, and their Lobster Mac & Cheese is to die for – probably the best I’ve had 🙂

What do you recommend from The Capital Grille?

Elevation Burger – Rye Brook, NY

http://www.elevationburger.com

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100% Organic, 100% Grass-Fed, 100% Free-Range, 100% Ground-on-Site Beef Burgers; Fresh Fries Cooked in 100% Heart-Healthy Olive Oil; Fresh-Scooped Shakes and Malts; and Fresh-Baked Cookies.

Menu HERE!

My standard

  • The Elevation Burger (Double meat, double cheese) with bacon, “original” toppings (elevation sauce, pickles, lettuce, tomato), raw  or caramelized onion (depends on my mood), ketchup, and mayo.
  • Side of fries
  • Chocolate shake with oreo cookies

Everything is amazing.  Tender, juicy meat. Great toppings. Honestly one of my favorite burgers. Fries are good too. I love that you can get your burgers wrapped in lettuce if you’re going low carb!

Here are some pics from various visits!

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Check their website for locations!