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It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy

It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

Thanks to Universal Hub and New York Daily News
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the hippest thing on the web: potatoes

The hippest thing on the web: potatoes

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Universal Hub delivered the sad news that my cronut dealer, Crumbs, closed.  Apparently the war on cupcakes rages on.

Universal Hub delivered the devastating news that my cronut dealer, Crumbs, closed all its locations. Apparently the war on cupcakes took its toll on the cupcake chain.

Cronut and milk tea: the real breakfast of champions

Cronut and milk tea: the real breakfast of champions.

I may as well use all my Crumbs pictures. I'll have no use for them after today.

I may as well use all my Crumbs pictures. I’ll have no use for them after today.

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Besides the naming-right failures, the Garden also has a sign failure.

Besides the naming-right failures, the Garden also has a sign failure.  I don’t even know what this is supposed to mean.  If they don’t allow food and drinks, then what the hell is the crap McDonalds (just a few feet away) is pushing on its customers?

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Shake Shack, Harvard Square.  It's really Winthrop Square, but it's close enough.

Shake Shack, Harvard Square. It’s really Winthrop Square, but it’s close enough.

It's nice that Shake Shack staff does all the food styling for me.  They're picture perfect, literally...

It’s nice that Shake Shack staff does all the food styling for me. They’re picture perfect, literally…

Fries: while Aly thought they were great, I was unimpressed.

Fries: while Alyk thought they were great, I remained unimpressed.

Action shot!

Action shot!

The coke was pure ambrosia, but I don't have  any pics of a plain white cup. Here is another Shake Shack sign to thrill you

The Coke was pure ambrosia, but I don’t have any pics of the plain white cup. This sign will have to suffice.  They mixed Cokes with enough syrup to rival the famed Southern-style soft drinks.

Shake it up

This picture is for the the corn dog we ordered.  We both gave it a greasy thumbs-up. It’s a step up from regional fair dogs. Unfortunately, every picture I took looked way too pornographic to post here.  Next time, I won’t ask her to hold it after dipping it in sauce.

Will I go back?  I love it. I’ve been a few times already, and I hope to go many times in the future.

A couple of the most brilliant, beef-positive minds of our generation (and location) seem to agree:  Shake Shack is a good thing. I agree with Pig Trip’s point about the fries being the achille’s heel, but for different reasons.  He had Crinkle cut fries in New Haven, and I had something else in Harvard Square.  I’m not a fry-nophile, so I can’t emote intelligently about the fries they serve.  They were fries. I didn’t care for them. I ate them, and I wish I had more, but they was just a’ight. The burger was the star. Boston Burger Blog thought is was a solid burger, giving an 85 in his 0-to-100(and always spot-on) rating system. I concur, mother-scratchers!

One more point:  despite the same of the place and the stupid title for this post, I’ve never had a shake there.  Maybe next time.

Shake Shack
92 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Square

 

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There we go

There we go: Bibimbap and a pair of buns

All this time, I thought Fugu was nothing but some kind of seafood place

All this time, I thought Fugu was nothing but some kind of seafood place. Apparently I missed the obvious: “FRESH ASIAN BITES” clearly painted above the driver’s door.

Fugu

Fugu Truck, supporting my original (and incorrect!) fish truck theory

Fugu (3 of 7)

Fugu Truck menu.  In general, the fewer the choices, the better the food.  This place supports this theory. And, btw, it’s not my own, original theory.  I heard it elsewhere, but it makes sense to me;  fewer menu items means fewer item to focus on.  Also, fewer items to mess up.

Fugu

The steamed pork bun with sweet bean sauce.  Look at that layer of skin and fat.  Not for the fat-0-phobe, most def.

Bi Bimbap: I'd like to claim I'm an expert in all things Korean, but I ain't.  The first time I had Bi Bimbap was just a few months ago.

Bibimbap: I’d like to claim I’m an expert in all things Korean, but I ain’t. The first time I had Bi Bimbap was just a few months ago.

Will I go back?  Without hesitation

Fugu
All over Boston
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Dunzo: LimeyG

LimeyG

LimeyG, hungry like the wolf.

Pour one out for LimeyGUniversal Hub passed along the sad news from Chowhound.

This picture is not mine, it’s from LimeyG’s website.

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