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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Burger Love: Fashion Crazed Foodie Visits Shake Shack

Shake Shack Austin
 When Calvin and I decided to visit Austin for this year's #sxsw festival, we immediately planned to visit Shake Shack. I should start by telling you that Calvin and I are burger fanatics. We are both super picky when it comes to burgers; each possessing our own strict list of burger standards-but that's another blog post for another day. Needless to say, we were very excited about our visit to Shake Shack, as we've heard all the buzz about it, and everyone seems to be pretty enthused about the impending Houston location. Rando Fact: the location we visited in Austin is the first ever Shake Shack in Texas.

The decor is filled with greenery. I loved the lighting.

The walls inside of Shake Shake are covered in living moss.      

The Fare

Our Shake Shack Burgers

We each chose the Shack Burger, which comes with cheese, lettuce, tomato and Shack Sauce. We both opted to get the Shack Sauce on the side, as we weren't sure of the taste. In addition to our burgers, we purchased an order of crinkle cut fries and lemonade (free refills, YAY). The order process was quick, and went pretty smoothly, thanks to the polite staff.

Once we received our food, we took the time to marvel at how good the burgers looked. This was one of few occasions where the burger actually looked like the marketing efforts and/or advertised pictures. No wilted lettuce to speak of, thickly sliced tomatoes-#Yum! I snapped a few obligatory foodie pictures, slathered the Shake Sauce on my buns, and took my first bite. I was impressed! The burger was juicy, but not slippery, and exceptionally flavorful without being overly salty. The buns were soft, yet perfectly toasted. Calvin was impressed as well. My one and only beef: I wish the Shack Burger was bigger. The fries were good, and I loved the lemonade.

Altogether, I enjoyed Shake Shack, and I will definitely return. I can now join everyone else in counting down to the opening of Houston's first Shake Shack.

#ShakeShack is #FashionCrazedFoodie approved!



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