So. I've been drinking tonight. Kinda alot. Which has impared my hippocampus to a point that I can only write a few lines. So here goes:
Come mainly for the atmosphere, less for the food. I went through a long stretch of last summer where, after work, I would meet a friend for a Shack Burger and a rootbeer float, and then we would slink away into what was sure to become an amazing weekend of fun. Although those days are sadly gone, I still fondly remember the anticipation of waiting in line (not "on line") for the shack sauce, and what can only be described as an ethereal rootbeer float. Although the burger isn't anything to write home about, the custard and beverages certainly are and on a summer afternoon- nothing, really nothing, beats the Shack for a wondeful experience. I know the Shack has now opened year round, but really, that's like having Christmas everyday of the year. It loses it's appeal. The Shack is best enjoyed in the hottest of summer months, preferably with a River to River concert afterwards.
Grade: B+ Price: $ (mind you, these are New York dollars) Madison Square Park