Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Shake Shack New Haven's Menu Revealed!

Shack Burger 
As a native Elm City gal, I was super excited to here that Danny Meyer was expanding the Shack Shack empire to New Haven, CT. The NH Shack, conveniently located on Chapel Street near the New Haven Green and Meyer's alma mater, Yale University and is scheduled to open THIS THURSDAY, September 13th. Any true Shake Shack fan knows that you judge a Shake Shack not by it's burgers--they're all awesome--but by it's concretes, each location has three special signature concretes. I've been dreaming up what they might concoct for the New Haven branch since it was announced in March and I was not disappointed...

One of our favorites things about the concretes at Shake Shack is that they play with the local color/flavors. For the New Haven Shack I was expecting some sort of play on Yale Blue with blueberries and ding, ding, ding...we have:

Boola Boola Blue: vanilla custard, blueberry jam, slice of lemon pie.

In the dessert realm, Clare's Corner Copia's Lithuanian Coffee Cake is a beloved local favorite. I kept thinking...would they do a coffee cake concrete? How would that work? Well, boom...I was right again...

Elm City Coffee Break: vanilla custart, coffee cake marshmallow sauce, shortbread cookie, caramelized pecans

I copied the description directly from the menu and I'm assuming that there should be a comma between "coffee cake" and "marshmallow sauce." This is a nice nod to Lithuanian Coffee Cake and New Haven's time honored indie coffeehouse tradition.

The third concrete was a total surprise to me and well played...

Skull & Cones: Chocolate & vanilla custard, shattered sugar cone, peanut butter sauce, chocolate truffle cookie dough

Though I'm kind of pulling for a extra special "Wafflepoof" concrete might be in order--I'm thinking Chocolate custard, marshmallow sauce, sugar cone pieces, chocolate covered crisped rice puffs. And next year when The Game is at Yale Bowl there should be some sort of special concrete...

Other nice New Haven nods on the menu...

Foxon Park Root Beer! This excellent natural soda company out of East Haven is a local favorite and their root beer (and birch beer!) are awesome.

Also pleased to see a little nod to Yale's mascot with the "Handsome Dog," a Vienna all-beef dog topped with Shack cheese sauce and crispy ShackMeister Ale marinated onions. Here's the full menu:
Shack Shack New Haven Menu
Thanks to Danny Meyer & co for doing the Elm City proud! Can't wait to check out the new Shack!

Shake Shack New Haven
986 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 747-8483


Dough-Eyed Girl said...

Skull & Cones is pretty clever, I have to say.

S said...

Hi! I was just at the soft opening they had tonight and I met your dad and brother! He let me know about your blog and I decided to pay it a visit! The Shake Shack did not disappoint and your dad was so nice!!! Can't wait to browse through your blog!!! :)

Chris said...

Thanks for the posting the menu! I ordered a Shake Shack burger at Citi Field last week. I added this as a featured post on blogzby.com.

Unknown said...

You also need to specify that you want mozzarella restaurants in newhaven on the pizza. After we ordered, I needed to move our car into the Sally's parking lot.