Shake Shack, and didn't feel like getting on the subway. Visions of peanut butter sauce, chocolate toffee, and chocolate sprinkles blended into chocolate custard danced in my little head as I walked the five miles between me and deliciousness. Only to not get it when I got there. Side-tracked!
Saratoga Springs because that one involves betting on the ponies. There's an outside. There's an inside. There's ample seating. What's not to love? After my half hour wait on line, I got to the register only to see the dangerous words "Concrete Special." Remember: there are no set dates for the specials. All must be had at once! The current special, MillionsTreesNYC, most likely, one can assume, has some proceeds benefiting MillionTreesNYC, which probably needs help raising funds since it costs $2500 to plant a $70 cherry tree! But I'd love to see more trees in New York and if eating chocolate custard can help the cause, I'll gladly fork over my $6.75.
Shake Shack Upper East Side
154 East 86th St (between Lex & 3rd)