Monday, October 13, 2008

Attention! Pumpkin Pie Concrete Has Been Spotted!!!

Friday Night Surprises

And then I ate some because that's just what I do. I think this year's bumper crop of pumpkins is having some effect on my pumpkin craving. Usually, it's on like a 7 out of 10; this year, it's a 10.5 out of 10. I can't get enough!!

Pumpkin Pie + Custard!!

When Ed Levine wrote about a mysterious pumpkin pie concrete, and a Serious Eats commenter said it had been spotted this year, I had to stop by Shake Shack to see if I would be one of the lucky ones. I had gone a few days prior with Brownie, and we saw nothing about "Pumpkin Pie Oh-My" so just imagine my surprise upon arrival last Friday eve.

Pumpkin Pie Concrete

I had hoped that the concrete would be pumpkin spice custard, this month's Monday flavor, with pumpkin pie pieces. Instead, minuscule pieces of pumpkin pie with crust chunks were dispersed throughout vanilla custard, turning it into a vanilla-pumpkin custard. Delicious. Absolutely delicious.

Pie Crust

Remember, Shacktoberfest is going on until Friday, October 17th. Get out there before I eat all the custard!!

Shake Shack
SE corner of Madison Square Park, 23rd St between 5th Ave and Madison Ave.


roopa said...

AAAHHH! I need this! Do you have any idea if they have the pumpkin pie concrete every day or just on Mondays to complement the Pumpkin Spice custard (which I have yet to try...shame on me)???

Siobhan said...

I believe it was spotted on Saturday the 4th by the SE commenter, and then I got the chance to have some on Friday the 10th. Brownie and I had stopped by for Shacktoberfest last Tuesday and it definitely was not available. I'm not sure if it's only a weekend thing.

kathryn said...

Hey! I was the SE commenter. It might be a weekends only thing. Walked past today (Tuesday) and it wasn't there.

Robyn, I think SE could get to the bottom of this!

Anonymous said...

I can verify that it was available on Monday night...though I was a little disappointed. Maybe they were running out of pumpkin pie because it was later in the night (around 9:30), but there were like 3 pumpkin pie chunks in mine :-(

Brownie said...

This is my favorite concrete of all time. Yum! So happy it's in season. Please do post any sightings!

roopa said...

I'm going to wedding cake tastings this weekend but that's not going to stop me from stopping by the Shack to see if they have the concrete. I figure that since I'll be eating like an entire cake over the course of the weekend, an additional glut of fat and calories in the form of a pumpkin spice concrete really won't be a big deal.

I will report back if I sight the elusive treat.

kathryn said...

A friend tell me that when she asked, they said they do Pie Oh My whenever they have pie, which apparently happens at random.