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
This picture is not mine, it’s from LimeyG’s website.
Why is the city involved with determining is a cheese shop if a good fit for a neighborhood? I see the need for permission to open a toxic waste facility. A train yard? Yes, we need city involvement. Really, anything that is dangerous or even disruptive, but a wine & cheese shop? Get out of town!
Is it weird the Boston Licensing Board determines need? Is it really a good idea for a few politically-powerful, overly-influenced, possibly-juiced-in buttinskis (who make an ass-load of money for a part-time job!) to determine the market. Nicole Ferrer’s assertion that “There really is no market that service this niche,” shouldn’t even be a consideration. Free market determines the need.
This is the same genius-filled board that questioned Allston’s need for a McDonalds that opens early morning:
Board member Suzanne Ianella questioned the need to open that McDonald’s at 5 a.m., saying a neighboring Tedeschis may already sell an Egg McMuffin-like breakfast substance at that hour.
What’s wrong with this broad? It shouldn’t be up to a government board to determine the business needs of a neighborhood and protect existing business from competition. Can’t McDonald’s adequately determine the need themselves? Can’t their patrons determine the need?
Really… What the hell is wrong with these people?
UPDATE: Let’s celebrate! The all-powerful licensing board approved the request.