Visited the newest Shake Shack location and indulged in their SmokeStack. Words cannot describe. Smoky, crispy bacon and chopped cherry peppers. So good and definitely worthy of a visit (and awesome toppings to recreate at home).
A few months back, a facebook status update from an old elementary school classmate caught my eye.
“The fries taste like they have been sprinkled with magic unicorn dust.”
Now if that isn’t a review to pay attention to, I don’t know what is.
He was talking about the fries he had just had at Elevation Burger. And after reading that, I made a mental note that we should stop in and check them out.
All in the name of good research, after all.
Last Friday found us with exactly an hour and a half before The Ex came to pick up the kids for the weekend. Which presented us with the perfect opportunity for a super early dinner with a girlfriend and her son. At Elevation Burger, of course.
Located on the busy Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, you can find on-street parking or a spot at one of the nearby municipal lots. We also found out, after the fact, that the restaurant has a parking lot behind the building as well.
We walked in and had the kids stake out a space at the counter area while we figured out the menu.
Burgers, fries, shakes. Your typical burger joint offerings. Toppings galore, which I do so love.
And a commitment to organic ingredients, sustainability, and being environmentally friendly.
Which makes it all the better.
It took me 8 years to get my first visit in.
My friend, Beth, has been talking about planning a day trip to NYC, centered around Shake Shack forever.
And yet it was a trip to the aquarium (and Shake Shack’s Connecticut location) that finally did it.
When we decided to go to Norwalk’s Maritime Aquarium a few weeks ago, I did what any food-centric person would do.
I took to Twitter to see what must-stops there were in the area.
As soon as I saw the message, “Shake Shack is at Exit 19” from a fellow food blogger that I met at last year’s TechMunch Conference in Boston, I had myself a plan.
And really, it was less than 10 minutes from the aquarium. How could we NOT go?
Especially when practically everyone I knew had already been.
Well, not quite as dramatic as all that.
But you know.
The parking lot is easy to get in and out of, and there were ample parking spots available, even on a weekend afternoon.